16 days in Italy, Amsterdam & Spain Itinerary

16 days in Italy, Amsterdam & Spain Itinerary

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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, The Netherlands
— 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.
Kick off your visit 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, then look for gifts at Paolo Penko, then stop by L'Arte dei Ciompi, and finally look for gifts at Scrivimi. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Pegna, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then hit all the best shops with Florence Shop 4 It, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Florence is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Florence is minus 3 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in June, with highs in Florence at 33°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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Mercato Centrale ©
Mercato Centrale
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Massai Orafi in Florence ©
Massai Orafi in Florence

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 10th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the ancient world of 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 your second day here, look for gifts at Antica Caciara Trasteverina, look for gifts at Vetro Artefatto, stop by Castroni, then 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 ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time 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, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Head to Albert Cuyp Market and De 9 Straatjesfor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Sloepdelen Boat Rental and Herengracht. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, wander the streets of Leidseplein, browse the range of quality goods at De Bijenkorf, and hunt for treasures at Bloemenmarkt.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam vacation maker tool.

You can fly from Rome to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in June, things will get a bit cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Wed) before leaving for 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take a stroll through 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, then browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and then stop by Las Ramblas.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Barcelona journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to 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 20th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, admire the striking features of 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 other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Madrid tour planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in June, expect nights in Madrid to be a bit cooler, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel
San Miguel Artesania ©
San Miguel Artesania

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