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My proposed itinerary

Austin via houston to Paris, a few days in Paris and on to Rome, Rome to Florence. Florence to Vinice, Venice back to Florence and through Pisa to Cinque Terra, stay in Arles or Avignon to Barcelona. My daughter needs to end up in Seville. I had thought I would go to Seville and then fly back alone from Madrid. Anyone have any other great ideas. Our ideal trip takes us to Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Cinque Terra and Barcelona. We are open for suggestions for the best and most cost effective way to accomplish this. We willtravel from Austin, Texas will two seperate return dates.

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This is tough to optimize, but I think something like this might work:

Venice-Florence-Rome-CT-Arles-Paris-Barcelona-Seville-Madrid

Your longest hauls are Paris-Barcelona and Barcelona-Seville, candidates for flying or night trains if available.

You don't say when you will travel or for how long or what you like to do. But I think this itinerary, or one like it, minimizes the travel time and expense of connecting these dots.

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How long is your trip and in what month(s)?

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3 weeks. She must arrive in Seville by the 19th of June so we were planning to leave Texas on the 30th of May. I do not need to go to Seville with her. We could part in Barcelona. My concerns are that she will travel with more luggage as she is staying on for 5 additional weeks. I have considered several options, for example, flying into Barcelona or Madrid and storing her luggage and then flying to Paris to start our scheduled trip. I checked Ryanair and the flight from Spain to Paris was not bad. Does anyone know if this is an option in either Madrid or Barcelona airports....to store luggage.

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We will leave Texas on May 30th and travel for 3 weeks. My daughter must be in Seville on the 19th of June. I DO NOT have to travel with her to Seville. We could part in Barcelona. She could head to Seville and I back to Texas.

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If you have 8 destinations and 20 days you can do the 8 destinations if you have 2 days in some and 3 days in a few. You will be moving a lot. Depends if you like to see more with less relaxation or see less with more relaxation; if the latter, then you may want to delete one destination.