16 days in Italy, France & Spain Itinerary

16 days in Italy, France & Spain Itinerary

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16 days in Italy, France & Spain Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9​h
1
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Train:  45​min
3
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Marseille, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

1
night
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.
To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Milan trip planning website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Milan is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Dubai to Milan, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in January, with highs in Milan at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally make a trip to Place Massena. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, see the interesting displays at Palais Lascaris, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

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

Drive from Milan to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Milan in February, with highs in Nice at 15°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Cannes.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
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Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

2
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
On the 4th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes and then head off the coast to Lérins Islands.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cannes trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Nice to Cannes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cannes, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes ©

1
night
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, and finally examine the collection at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Keep things going the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Biere de la Plaine and then take in the dramatic natural features at Parc national des Calanques.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read Marseille online travel planner .

You can drive from Cannes to Marseille in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in February, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Seville.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Nature Parks
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Abbaye Saint Victor ©
Abbaye Saint Victor

3
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
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.
On the 7th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, then admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then don't miss a visit to Metropol Parasol.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Seville route planner .

Getting from Marseille to Seville by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Marseille in February: high temperatures in Seville hover around 18°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

2
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada, and then have some family-friendly fun at El Reino Escape Room. On the next day, admire the striking features of Generalife, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Camarin de la Virgen del Rosario, then get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Granada sightseeing website .

Getting from Seville to Granada by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seville in February: high temperatures in Granada hover around 14°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Valencia.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games
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El Reino Escape Room ©
El Reino Escape Room
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Generalife ©
Generalife

2
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Valencia is known for zoos & aquariums, shopping, historic sites, fun & games, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, make a trip to Fuente del Tribunal De Aguas/del Turia, contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, and admire the striking features of La Lonja de la Seda.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Valencia day trip planning site .

Getting from Granada to Valencia by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. When traveling from Granada in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Valencia, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia
Room Escape Games

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Colosseum, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

You can fly from Valencia to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Valencia, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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