14 days in Italy, Spain & Marseille Itinerary

14 days in Italy, Spain & Marseille Itinerary

Janice Lee
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Civitavecchia, Italy
Naples, Italy
— 1 day
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 day
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 1 day
Marseille, France
— 1 day
La Spezia, Italy
— 1 day
Civitavecchia, Italy
— 1 day


Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Piazza del Popolo, Terrazza del Pincio, Porta del Popolo, and other attractions you added. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Piazza Navona and Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Vatican Grottoes. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, stop by Bartolucci, admire the landmark architecture of Cupola di San Pietro, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary maker site.

Bangkok, Thailand to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Rome is minus 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bangkok in August since evenings lows in Rome dip to 24°C. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Civitavecchia.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Civitavecchia, Italy

Civitavecchia is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Rome in the central Italian region of Lazio. You can plan Civitavecchia trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Rome to Civitavecchia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. On the 18th (Thu), you'll travel to Naples.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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Naples, Italy — 1 day

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 19th (Fri), examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, take an in-depth tour of Galleria Borbonica, and then explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Naples attractions planning tool.

Getting from Civitavecchia to Naples by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Naples when traveling from Civitavecchia in August, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Barcelona, Spain — 1 day

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 21st (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip builder.

You can fly from Naples to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Naples, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Palma de Mallorca.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain — 1 day

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): make a splash at Aqualand El Arenal, then explore the historical opulence of Palau de l'Almudaina, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Mallorca.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Palma de Mallorca travel route planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Marseille.
Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums
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Marseille, France — 1 day

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Marseille day trip app.

Getting from Palma de Mallorca to Marseille by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to La Spezia.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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La Spezia, Italy — 1 day

La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia, then take a memorable drive along Ponte Thaon di Revel, then hike along Cinque Terre Trails, and finally get outside with 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours.

For reviews and more tourist information, you can read our La Spezia online tour planner.

Drive from Marseille to La Spezia in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Civitavecchia.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails
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Civitavecchia, Italy — 1 day

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Civitavecchia trip planning app.

Drive from La Spezia to Civitavecchia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You will leave for home on the 25th (Thu).
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Spain travel guide

Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.