33 days in Italy, Spain & South of France Itinerary

33 days in Italy, Spain & South of France Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  26 h
1
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train + Subway:  3 h
4
Amalfi, Italy
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Bus + Fly:  7 h 45 min
5
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
6
Ronda, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
7
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
9
Nice, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Brisbane, Australia


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3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Scrovegni Chapel). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Venice trip planning app.

Brisbane, Australia to Venice is an approximately 28- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Venice. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Like a Venetian ©
Like a Venetian
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Florence trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri ©
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Rome travel planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Venture out of the city with trips to Praiano (I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos & Torre di Grado) and Positano (Fornillo, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Villa Rufolo, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, sample the fine beverages at Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi, and stroll the grounds of Cimitero Monumentale.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Amalfi trip builder app.

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Amalfi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Amalfi, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, Praiano, Liquorificio Mansi Carlo, Santa Maria de Olearia
Highlights from your plan
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Boat Tours & Water Sports

2
nights
Seville, Spain

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, browse the exhibits of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, make a trip to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Seville road trip planner.

Getting from Amalfi to Seville by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Amalfi in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Seville, with highs around 30°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

3
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, don't miss a visit to Ronda, look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ronda trip website.

Getting from Seville to Ronda by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. May in Ronda sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Photography Tours

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by train from Ronda to Madrid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June in Madrid, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Picnic Madrid ©
Picnic Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, shop like a local with La Boqueria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planning website.

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Barcelona, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

6
nights
Nice, France

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Antibes (Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), Villa Eilenroc, &more) and Bandol (Sentier Littoral, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nice day trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Nice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Antibes, Bandol, Chapelle Saint Hospice, VinAzur - Vins de provence, Institut de Francais
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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