15 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

15 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Seattle, United States


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2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Bring the kids along to Royal Palace of Madrid and Fox In A Box Madrid. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, walk around Casa de Campo, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Madrid online driving holiday planner .

Seattle, USA to Madrid is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Madrid. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in June: highs in Madrid hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Casa de Campo ©
Casa de Campo

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours, walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then get your game on at The Witching Hour Room Escape, and finally get your game on at Virtua.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona travel site .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in June: highs in Barcelona hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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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 22nd (Mon): have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Catacombe di San Callisto, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Attractions like Spiaggia di castiglione and Lido Capo di Conca make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Lido di Ravello in Castiglione (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take advantage of the amenities at Fornillo, kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, look for gifts at Nana' Positano, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Positano travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Lido Capo di Conca, Fontana sant'Andrea, Torre di Grado
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 27th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip website .

Traveling by car from Positano to Florence takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or do a combination of subway, train, and flight. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Adventure
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 29th (Mon), make a trip to Piazza San Marco, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Like a Venetian, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and then take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Venice day trip app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Like a Venetian ©
Like a Venetian
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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