12 days in Italy, Paris & Barcelona Itinerary

12 days in Italy, Paris & Barcelona Itinerary

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12 days in Italy, Paris & Barcelona Itinerary

Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly:  10​h
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Doha, Qatar

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Luxembourg Palace. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Le Marais and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ile Saint-Louis, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip builder app .

Doha, Qatar to Paris is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Paris is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Doha in October, expect Paris to be much colder, temps between 19°C and 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sat) before leaving for Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Do your shopping at Passeig de Gracia and Cellarer. Museum-lovers will appreciate Casa Batllo and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Fenals Beach (in Lloret de Mar) and Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar). There's much more to do: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercat de la Barceloneta.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online trip planner .

Getting from Paris to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in October, with highs in Barcelona at 26°C and lows at 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fenals Beach, Vila Vella (Old Town)
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)

2
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 ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, hunt for treasures at Mercati di Rialto, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Barcelona to Venice in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect Venice to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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St Mark's Campanile ©
St Mark's Campanile
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 12th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro and then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo.

Before you visit Milan, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Venice to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October in Milan, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Milan

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

AgriPavia
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano

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