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 15 min
2
Naples, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
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. Palatine Hill and St. Peter's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Piazza Navona, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planner .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Rome. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Castel dell'Ovo, Piazza Bellini, Via San Gregorio Armeno, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Piazza del Plebiscito, admire the striking features of Galleria Umberto I, shop like a local with Via Toledo, then make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Bellini, and finally steep yourself in history at Castel dell'Ovo.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples online holiday planner .

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 up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the 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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Piazza del Duomo, and other attractions you added. Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico and Loggia dei Lanzi. Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Uffizi Galleries are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

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Take a train from Naples to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Naples in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Florence. You will leave for Milan on the 14th (Tue).

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. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip builder app .

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Other options are to 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'll travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Milan

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, El Rastro, Puerta de Alcala, and other attractions you added. For shopping fun, head to Mercado San Miguel or Gran Via. Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum and stroll around Retiro Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip website .

You can fly from Milan to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Madrid are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Tue).

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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