18 days in Paris, Emilia-Romagna & Madrid Itinerary

18 days in Paris, Emilia-Romagna & Madrid Itinerary

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1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
2
Bologna, Italy
— 3 nights
3
Ravenna, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and stop by Montmartre.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip builder website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Paris, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in January, expect Paris to be much colder, temps between 8°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bologna.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Get out of town with these interesting Bologna side-trips: Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Maranello), Ferrara (Ferrara Cathedral, Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia), &more) and Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti (in Modena). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, examine the collection at La Macchina del Tempo, and contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bologna trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Bologna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ravenna.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Ferrara, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti
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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell
Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia) ©
Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia)

2
nights
Ravenna, Italy

Ravenna ©
Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
On the 16th (Thu), get lost in a book at Biblioteca Malatestiana, examine the collection at Palazzo Milzetti Museo Nazionale dell'eta Neoclassica in Romagna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Vitale, and finally make a trip to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, then appreciate the history behind Monumento alla Pace, then do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Vignato Virgilio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ravenna travel route planner.

Getting from Bologna to Ravenna by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. January in Ravenna sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Ravenna

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Palazzo Milzetti Museo Nazionale dell'eta Neoclassica in Romagna, Biblioteca Malatestiana, Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe
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Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia ©
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia
Biblioteca Malatestiana ©
Biblioteca Malatestiana

5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Toledo to see Catedral Primada about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid holiday builder tool.

Fly from Ravenna to Madrid in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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