18 days in Madrid, France & Italy Itinerary

18 days in Madrid, France & Italy Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Amalfi, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Capri, Italy
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, stroll around Casa de Campo, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Madrid holiday builder site.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Madrid is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in March, things will get cooler in Madrid: highs are around 59°F and lows about 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Paris, France — 3 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the local landmark of Fontaine des Ambassadeurs.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in March, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are little chillier, around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 8th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in March: highs in Florence hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and make a trip to Trevi Fountain.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rome holiday planning app.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March in Rome, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Amalfi.
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Amalfi, Italy — 2 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Cimitero Monumentale, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Basilica del Crocifisso, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, then examine the collection at Museo della Carta, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Dalla Carta alla Cartolina. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then admire the sheer force of Valle delle Ferriere, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Luna Convento.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Amalfi trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Rome to Amalfi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in March, Amalfi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Capri.
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Capri, Italy — 3 nights

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Capri is known for nature, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Belvedere Cannone, take in panoramic vistas at Belvedere di Tragara, examine the collection at La Bottega dell'Arte di Sergio Rubino, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Michele.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Capri online trip maker.

You can ride a ferry from Amalfi to Capri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. March in Capri sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 50°F at night. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.
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