17 days in Italy & Madrid Itinerary

17 days in Italy & Madrid Itinerary

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17 days in Italy & Madrid Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  15 h
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Naples, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

3
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.
You've added Trastevere, Piazza Barberini, Via Condotti, and other attractions to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, make a trip to Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome tour itinerary app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Rome due to the time zone difference. May in Rome sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

1
night
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your list of things to see and do now includes Castel dell'Ovo, Piazza Bellini, Via San Gregorio Armeno, and other attractions. On the 10th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Piazza del Plebiscito, steep yourself in history at Galleria Umberto I, get a taste of the local shopping with Via Toledo, then don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, then make a trip to Piazza Bellini, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castel dell'Ovo.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Naples road trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Naples sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Shopping
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Galleria Umberto I ©
Galleria Umberto I
Via San Gregorio Armeno ©
Via San Gregorio Armeno
Piazza del Plebiscito ©
Piazza del Plebiscito

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You've added Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Piazza del Duomo, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Centro Storico and Loggia dei Lanzi. Museum-lovers will get to explore Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Uffizi Galleries. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Florence road trip site .

You can take a train from Naples to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Naples in May, with lows around 13°C. On the 14th (Tue), you'll travel to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parco Sempione as well as Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli. It doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Milan road trip app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 17th (Fri), you're off toMadrid.

Things to do in Milan

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Parco Sempione ©
Parco Sempione
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, El Rastro, Puerta de Alcala, and other attractions. Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Mercado San Miguel or Gran Via. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum and stroll around Retiro Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Milan to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 21st (Tue), you'll 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
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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