21 days in Italy, Spain & Paris Itinerary

21 days in Italy, Spain & Paris Itinerary

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Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Magliano in Toscana, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
8
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

2
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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Paris is 4 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, things will get cooler in Paris: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Paris

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

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 10th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia SS Nabore e Felice, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei SS. Pietro e Paolo, and then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan day trip planning site.

You can fly from Paris to Milan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Parrocchia SS Nabore e Felice, Chiesa dei SS. Pietro e Paolo
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Pinacoteca di Brera ©
Pinacoteca di Brera

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Pitti Palace. Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Florence attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Milan in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Magliano in Toscana.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

1
night
Magliano in Toscana, Italy

Magliano in Toscana ©
Magliano in Toscana is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Grosseto in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 130km south of Florence and about 25km southeast of Grosseto.Magliano in Toscana borders the following municipalities: Grosseto, Manciano, Orbetello, Scansano. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Celestina Fe'.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Magliano in Toscana driving holiday site.

Drive from Florence to Magliano in Toscana in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Magliano in Toscana are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Magliano in Toscana

Wineries
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Azienda Agricola Celestina Fe' ©
Azienda Agricola Celestina Fe'

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome route website.

Traveling by car from Magliano in Toscana to Rome takes 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gallerie dell'Accademia and Museo Ebraico di Venezia. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, explore the world behind art at Ca' d'Oro, stop by Campo del Ghetto, and don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Venice online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rome in December; daily highs in Venice reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally examine the collection at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares). Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Barcelona journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Venice in December; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Museu Picasso ©
Museu Picasso
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): make a trip to Puerta del Sol, then admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, then explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, and finally examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Madrid road trip planning site.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, things will get little chillier in Madrid: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia ©
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

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