33 days in Italy, France & South of Spain Itinerary

33 days in Italy, France & South of Spain Itinerary

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Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
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San Teodoro, Italy
— 3 nights
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Baunei, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Carloforte, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arbus, Italy
— 3 nights
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Cabras, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Stintino, Italy
— 2 nights
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Drive to Santa Teresa di Gallura, Ferry to Bonifacio, Drive to Porto-Vecchio
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Porto-Vecchio, France
— 3 nights
Fly to Toulouse, Train to Carcassonne Center
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Carcassonne Center, France
— 1 night
Train to Barcelona, Fly to Granada
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Granada, Spain
— 6 nights
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Palermo, Italy

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina and Oratorio di Santa Cita. Explore hidden gems such as San Giuseppe dei Teatini and Oratorio di San Lorenzo. Venture out of the city with trips to Museo dell'Acciuga (in Aspra) and Teatro Greco di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Conte Federico, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Monastery of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, contemplate the long history of Norman Palace, and see the interesting displays at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Palermo trip builder website.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Palermo is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Palermo due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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San Teodoro, Italy

A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo and Spiaggia Salina Bamba. Visit Le Farfalle - Cala Suaraccia Beach and Spiaggia di Punta Molara for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Teodoro: Spiaggia di Santa Lucia (in Santa Lucia), Cala Sassari (in Golfo Aranci) and L'Area Naturale Marina Protetta Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo (in Olbia). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Spiaggia La Cinta, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Sa Capannizza, and see the interesting displays at Sa Dommo e sos Corraine - Casa Museo di Orgosolo.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Teodoro trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Palermo to San Teodoro by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. June in San Teodoro sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Baunei.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Baunei, Italy

Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. Visit Cala Mariolu and Spiaggia di Cala Luna for some beach relaxation. Nuraghe Coe e Serra and Chiesa di San Pietro al Golgo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Baunei to Ilbono to see Nuraghe Sceri about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Goloritzè, take in the dramatic natural features at Monolite di Pedra Longa, stroll through Cala dei Gabbiani, and see some colorful creatures with Diving Cala Mariolu.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Baunei day trip app.

Traveling by car from San Teodoro to Baunei takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Carloforte.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Carloforte, Italy

Carloforte is a fishing and resort town of located on Isola di San Pietro, approximately 7km off the southwestern coast of Sardinia, in southern Sardinia, Italy.HistoryAccording to a legend, a local church was founded in the early 14th century in honour of hundreds of participants to the so-called Children's Crusade of 1212 who perished in a shipwreck just off the island on their way to North Africa during a gale. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): see the interesting displays at MuMA Museo del Mare e dei Maestri D'Ascia, explore the gorgeous colors at Cala Grotta, stroll through Spiaggia di Punta Nera, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cala Fico, and finally stroll through La Conca. On your second day here, enjoy the sea views from Semaforo Capo Sperone, enjoy the sand and surf at Penelope Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Carlo Borromeo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Sandalo, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at spiaggia dello Spalmatore.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Carloforte trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Baunei to Carloforte in 4.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Arbus.

Things to do in Carloforte

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Arbus, Italy

Relax by the water at spiaggia di Torre dei Corsari and Beach & Sea. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spiaggia di Piscinas and Gutturu Flumini. Venture out of the city with trips to Castle of Sanluri (in Sanluri), Portixeddu (in Fluminimaggiore) and Ondanomala Portixeddu (in Buggerru).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Arbus trip planner.

Drive from Carloforte to Arbus in 2.5 hours. In June in Arbus, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cabras.

Things to do in Arbus

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Cabras, Italy

Looking out onto a vast coastline from the southern shore of the lake, Cabras represents an ancient village best known for its rare historical finds that date as far back as the Neolithic times.
You'll get in some beach time at Spiaggia di Is Arutas and Spiagge di San Giovanni di Sinis. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Civico Giovanni Marongiu and Ci.M.A. Civico Museo Allai. Explore Cabras' surroundings by going to Parc - Paleo Archeo Centro (in Genoni) and Capo San Marco (in San Giovanni di Sinis). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia tra San Giovanni di Sinis e Is Aruttas, learn about winemaking at Azienda Vinicola Contini, stroll through Spiaggia Su Tingiosu, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dello Spirito Santo.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cabras tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Arbus to Cabras takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Stintino.

Things to do in Cabras

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Stintino, Italy

Stintino is a coastal comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 200km north of Cagliari and about 35km northwest of Sassari.GeographyStintino is located on the peninsula of the same name, running from Nurra plain to the Asinara Island, part of the Asinara National Park, for which Stintino is the nearer embarkment place. On the 28th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia della Pelosetta, don't miss a visit to Torre della Pelosa, then stroll through Spiaggia Cala Lupo, then examine the collection at Museo della Tonnara di Stintino, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Coscia di Donna. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Immacolata Concezione, enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Negra, then stroll through Ezzi Mannu Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Stabilimento Balneare I Fenicotteri, and finally get outside with Spiaggia Le Saline.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Stintino visit planner.

You can drive from Cabras to Stintino in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Stintino can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Stintino

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

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Porto-Vecchio, France

Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at plage de Tamaricciu and Plage Porto Novo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Plage de Tarco. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Plage de Santa Giulia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Palombaggia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle de la Sainte Croix de Porto Vecchio, and get outside with Xtreme Sud.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Porto-Vecchio tour builder website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Stintino to Porto-Vecchio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June in Porto-Vecchio, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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Carcassonne Center, France

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, explore the historical opulence of Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and finally take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): examine the collection at Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses, then step into the grandiose world of Chateaux de Lastours, and then do a tasting at Chateau Canet.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Carcassonne Center itinerary planning site.

Getting from Porto-Vecchio to Carcassonne Center by combination of flight and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Carcassonne Center are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

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Granada, Spain

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Fortaleza de la Mota. Alhambra and Basilica de San Juan de Dios are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Granada side-trips: Playa de Cantarrijan (in Almunecar), Torremolinos (Playa El Bajondillo & Playa La Carihuela) and Playa de la Cala el Canuelo (in Nerja). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, wander the streets of Albayzin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Jerome Monastery, and admire the striking features of Generalife.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Carcassonne Center to Granada takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Carcassonne Center in July: highs in Granada hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

France travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.