45 days in Italy, France & Spain Itinerary

45 days in Italy, France & Spain Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Nantes, France
— 2 nights
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Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
— 2 nights
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Biarritz, France
— 3 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Palermo, Italy
— 3 nights
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Cefalu, Italy
— 5 nights
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Syracuse, Italy
— 2 nights
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Taormina, Italy
— 5 nights
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Catania, Italy
— 4 nights
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Palermo, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights

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Paris, France

Paris ©

City of Light

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Hall of Mirrors). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paris day trip planner.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Paris. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in June; daily highs in Paris reach 74°F and lows reach 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Nantes.

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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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Nantes, France

Nantes ©

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
On the 9th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, then admire the local landmark of Le Miroir d'Eau, then examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Sentier D'interpretation du Pointeau, then zoom along the surf with Espace Aventures, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, and finally shop like a local with Passage Pommeraye.

Plan trip to Nantes with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a train from Paris to Nantes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites · Museums · Adventure · Neighborhoods

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Espace Aventures ©
Espace Aventures
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne

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Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France

Saint-Jean-de-Luz ©
Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France. On the 11th (Fri), kick back and relax at Plage d'Hendaye, then admire the striking features of Chateau Observatoire Abbadia, and then go for a stroll along the water at Digue de Socoa. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Sentier du Littoral, then glide through the air with Paramoteur 64, then take in the waterfront at Promenade Jacques Thibaud, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Jean-de-Luz online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nantes to Saint-Jean-de-Luz takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Paramoteur 64 ©
Paramoteur 64
Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye
Chateau Observatoire Abbadia ©
Chateau Observatoire Abbadia

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Biarritz, France

A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Citadelle de Saint Jean Pied de Port (in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port), Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption. (in Uhart-Cize) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Bidarray). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Villa Arnaga, get great views at Rocher de la Vierge, appreciate the history behind Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, and visit a coastal fixture at Phare de Biarritz.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Biarritz road trip tool.

Biarritz is very close to Saint-Jean-de-Luz. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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River Rafting & Tubing
Villa Arnaga ©
Villa Arnaga
Basque Museum (Musee Basque) ©
Basque Museum (Musee Basque)

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Dedicate the 17th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion, kick back and relax at La Concha Beach, and wander the streets of Parte Vieja.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia trip website.

Drive from Biarritz to San Sebastian - Donostia in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Food Tours
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach

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Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): catch some excitement at La Ribera Market, then snap pictures at Puente Zubizuri, then snap pictures at Vizcaya Bridge, and finally explore the striking landscape at San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and then explore the world behind art at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bilbao trip maker site.

You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks · Nature · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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San Juan de Gaztelugatxe ©
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum ©
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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, stop by Las Ramblas, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona travel route planning app.

You can fly from Bilbao to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bilbao in June since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Wineries
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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Palermo, Italy

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, then admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find out how to plan a trip to Palermo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Palermo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cefalu.

Things to do in Palermo

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

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Food Tours
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

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Cefalu, Italy

Cefalu ©
Cefalù is a city and comune in the Province of Palermo, located on the northern coast of Sicily, Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 70km east of the provincial capital and 185km west of Messina. Venture out of the city with trips to Termini Imerese (Scalinata di Via Roma & Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese), Caccamo (Castello di Caccamo & Chiesa San Benedetto alla Badia) and Castello Ventimiglia (in Castelbuono). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 30th (Wed) at Acqua Verde. There's much more to do: trot along with Sicily Horse Tours, look for gifts at Enoteca le Petit Tonneau, wander the streets of Cefalu Coast, and take in the awesome beauty at Rocca di Cefalu.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Cefalu tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Cefalu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Cefalu

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Sicily Horse Tours ©
Sicily Horse Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Syracuse, Italy

Syracuse ©

Pearl of the Mediterranean

Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
On the 3rd (Sat), delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and then Head underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio). On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Teatro Greco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Benevantano del Bosco, and finally head off the coast to Ortigia.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Syracuse trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Cefalu to Syracuse takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Parco Archeologico della Neapolis ©
Parco Archeologico della Neapolis
Ortigia ©
Ortigia

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Taormina, Italy

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chianalea di Scilla (in Scilla), Reggio Calabria (Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria & Lungomare Falcomata) and Chiesa Dell'Immacolata (in Villa San Giovanni). And it doesn't end there: skim along the rocks with Sicily Legend, walk around Villa Comunale, take in the pleasant sights at Piazza IX Aprile, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Varo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Taormina road trip tool.

You can drive from Syracuse to Taormina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Taormina, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Etna Quad Adventure ©
Etna Quad Adventure
Gambino Vini ©
Gambino Vini
Ancient Theatre of Taormina ©
Ancient Theatre of Taormina

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Catania, Italy

Catania ©

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Explore Catania's surroundings by going to Etnaland (in Belpasso) and Etna Donkey Trekking (in Linguaglossa). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata, admire the striking features of Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania, and contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Catania road trip planning app.

Drive from Taormina to Catania in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Catania

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Etna Donkey Trekking ©
Etna Donkey Trekking
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Off-Road Tours

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Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): make a trip to Quattro Canti.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Palermo travel planning site.

You can drive from Catania to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Quattro Canti ©
Quattro Canti

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

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: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Palermo to Rome takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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