15 days in Italy, Amsterdam & Spain Itinerary

15 days in Italy, Amsterdam & Spain Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  16 h
1
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
5
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  14 h
End: Los Angeles, United States


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2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 21st (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design, then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then get a taste of the local shopping with Mercato Centrale, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. On your second day here, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Gallori-Turchi, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally view the masterpieces at Limbo Art Gallery.

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Los Angeles, USA to Florence is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, browse the eclectic array of goods at Porta Portese, then stop by Pasticceria Lai Di Lai Dino, and finally look for gifts at Paciotti Salumeria. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Antica Caciara Trasteverina, look for gifts at Vetro Artefatto, look for gifts at Castroni, stop by Giuliani Fabbrica Marrons Glaces & Cioccolateria, then wander the streets of Via Condotti, and finally look for gifts at Elena Kihlman Designer Concept Store.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. July in Rome sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Porta Portese ©
Porta Portese

5
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step out of the city life by going to Sloepdelen Boat Rental and Herengracht. Do your shopping at Leidseplein and Bloemenmarkt. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, stop by The American Book Center, and contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht).

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Fly from Rome to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rome in July; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 73°F and lows reach 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Barcelona.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Albert Cuyp Market ©
Albert Cuyp Market
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
The American Book Center ©
The American Book Center

3
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.
On the 30th (Thu), wander the streets of Passeig de Gracia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, then pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona route planning app.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in July: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 84°F and lows are around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, look for gifts at San Miguel Artesania, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor and then head outdoors with Picnic Madrid.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in August: highs in Madrid hover around 92°F, while lows dip to 66°F. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Picnic Madrid ©
Picnic Madrid
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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