15 days in Italy, Amsterdam & Spain Itinerary

15 days in Italy, Amsterdam & Spain Itinerary

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15 days in Italy, Amsterdam & Spain Itinerary

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, Holland
— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stop by M.G. Design, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, make a trip to Mercato Centrale, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Gallori-Turchi, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally view the masterpieces at Limbo Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Florence is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, browse the eclectic array of goods at Porta Portese, then look for gifts at Pasticceria Lai Di Lai Dino, and finally look for gifts at Paciotti Salumeria. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Antica Caciara Trasteverina, stop by Vetro Artefatto, stop by Castroni, then look for gifts at 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 reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rome itinerary planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rome

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Porta Portese ©
Porta Portese

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get in touch with nature at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) and Sloepdelen Boat Rental. Shop till you drop at Albert Cuyp Market and The American Book Center. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Leidseplein, look for gifts at Magna Plaza, browse the range of quality goods at Hema, and don't miss a visit to De 9 Straatjes.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Amsterdam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, Amsterdam is slightly colder than Rome - with highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Barcelona.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping Museums Parks
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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: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and then don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 84°F and lows about 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

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La Boqueria ©
La Boqueria
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): examine the collection at Prado National Museum, then stop by San Miguel Artesania, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and finally steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Plaza Mayor and then head outdoors with Picnic Madrid.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 66°F at night. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel

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