20 days in Italy, Barcelona & Paris Itinerary

20 days in Italy, Barcelona & Paris Itinerary

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20 days in Italy, Barcelona & Paris Itinerary

Start: Panama City, Panama
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Catania, Italy
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Verona, Italy
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Panama City, Panama


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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 28th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Güell, then pause for some serene contemplation at La Sagrada Familia, then steep yourself in history at Casa Batlló, and finally admire the local landmark of Magic Fountain (Font Magica). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through La Barceloneta, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and then pause for some photo ops at Casa Milà.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona travel itinerary creator.

Panama City, Panama to Barcelona is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Panama City to Barcelona. Traveling from Panama City in October, things will get a bit cooler in Barcelona: highs are around 26°C and lows about 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at River Seine, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and then examine the collection at Musée d'Orsay.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in October: high temperatures in Paris hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Catania.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

few
hours
Catania, Italy

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Catania trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Catania takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in November; daily highs in Catania reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at St. Peter's Basilica and Borghese Gallery. Visit Colosseum and Foro di Augusto for their historical value. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, enjoy the sand and surf at V Lounge Beach Club, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, and don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Catania to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria. Popular historic sites such as Castello di Verrazzano and Cappelle Medicee are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read our Florence vacation trip planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Castello di Verrazzano
Highlights from your plan
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

1
night
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, step into the grandiose world of Castelvecchio Museum, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, and finally listen to music at Arena di Verona.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Verona trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Florence to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Florence in November: highs in Verona hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Canal Grande and Ponte di Rialto. Doges' Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: make a trip to St. Mark's Square, steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Friars.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Venice itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. November in Venice sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

3
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.
You've now added Leolandia to your itinerary. On the 12th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Tour delle Merlate - Castello Sforzesco, make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Como Cathedral, then head outdoors with Turati Centro Nautico Lario, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa del Balbianello, and finally get in on the family fun at Leolandia.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan sightseeing planner.

Getting from Venice to Milan by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Milan are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

Turati Centro Nautico Lario, Leolandia, Villa del Balbianello, Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
Highlights from your plan
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Turati Centro Nautico Lario ©
Turati Centro Nautico Lario

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