16 days in Italy, Amsterdam & Spain Itinerary

16 days in Italy, Amsterdam & Spain Itinerary

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16 days in Italy, Amsterdam & Spain Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  14​h 30​min
1
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
5
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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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 8th (Mon), browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale, look for gifts at I'Mago, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, stop by Paolo Penko, then stop by L'Arte dei Ciompi, and finally stop by Scrivimi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): look for gifts at Pegna, then see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then look for gifts at Florence Shop 4 It, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florence online trip itinerary maker .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Florence is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Florence. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in June, with highs in Florence at 33°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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Mercato Centrale ©
Mercato Centrale
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Jean Saade ©
Jean Saade

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.
On the 10th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, hunt for treasures at Porta Portese, then look for gifts at Pasticceria Lai Di Lai Dino, and finally stop by Paciotti Salumeria. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Antica Caciara Trasteverina, look for gifts at Vetro Artefatto, look for gifts at Castroni, look for gifts at Giuliani Fabbrica Marrons Glaces & Cioccolateria, then take a stroll through Via Condotti, and finally look for gifts at Elena Kihlman Designer Concept Store.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rome

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Albert Cuyp Market and De 9 Straatjes. Escape the urban bustle at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) and Sloepdelen Boat Rental. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Leidseplein, browse the eclectic array of goods at Bloemenmarkt, look for gifts at De Kaaskamer, and take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner .

You can fly from Rome to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rome in June, expect Amsterdam to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) 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 17th (Wed), take a stroll through Passeig de Gracia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, then pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and then make a trip to Las Ramblas.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in June, with highs in Barcelona at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can 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.
On the 20th (Sat), examine the collection at Prado National Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and finally look for gifts at San Miguel Artesania.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Madrid day trip site .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 36°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel

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