18 days in Italy, London & Barcelona Itinerary

18 days in Italy, London & Barcelona Itinerary

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18 days in Italy, London & Barcelona Itinerary

Start: Phoenix, United States
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Phoenix, United States

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Beer Tastings & Tours and Willows Bird of Prey Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Wyevale Garden Centre (in Harrow), Millers Pond (in Croydon) and St Erconwalds Roman Catholic Church (in Walton-On-Thames). There's much more to do: stroll around Regent's Park, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, admire the landmark architecture of Central Saint Giles, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary planning tool.

Phoenix, USA to London is an approximately 14- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Phoenix to London. Traveling from Phoenix in June, things will get much colder in London: highs are around 68°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in London

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Wyevale Garden Centre, Millers Pond, Willows Bird of Prey Centre, Queen Charlotte's Cottage, St Erconwalds Roman Catholic Church
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Regent's Park ©
Regent's Park
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey and Plaza de Cataluna. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Tramvia 2 (in Argentona), Peratallada (in Peratallada) and Esglesia Santa Maria (in Olesa de Montserrat). There's lots more to do: stroll around Ciutadella Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Esglesia dels Josepets de Gracia, don't miss a visit to El Roc de Sant Gaieta, and wander the streets of Ciutat Vella.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from London to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from London in June, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 79°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

La Cala S'Alguer, Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, Camino de Ronda, Tramvia 2, Peratallada
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Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey ©
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Ciutadella Park ©
Ciutadella Park
Plaza de Cataluna
Plaza de Cataluna

1
night
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 11th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Parrocchia di Santa Prisca, get engrossed in the history at Museo Palatino, delve into the distant past at Tempio della Pace, sample the tasty concoctions at Malto Misto, then get lost in a book at Libreria Tra Le Righe, and finally make a trip to Porta Salaria. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Acquedotto Claudio, don't miss a visit to Piazza Venezia, then have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Welcome to Rome ©
Welcome to Rome
Piazza Venezia ©
Piazza Venezia
Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia ©

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Basilica of Santa Croce. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Volterra (Museo della Tortura & Baptistery), Azienda Agricola Casa Emma (in San Donato in Poggio) and La Cantina di Casalvento (in Radda in Chianti). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero degli Inglesi (Protestant Cemetery), appreciate the history behind Fontana del Porcellino, and get a taste of the local shopping with Mercato Centrale.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Volterra, Wine Tours & Tastings, Azienda Agricola Casa Emma, La Cantina di Casalvento
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce
Museo Nazionale del Bargello ©
Museo Nazionale del Bargello

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palazzo Nani Bernardo and Le Antiche Rogge. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Oratorio di San Marco e Lorenzo dei Battuti (in Vittorio Veneto), Lago di Barcis (in Barcis) and La frana del Monte Toc (in Erto e Casso). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Zulian (Giuliano), and examine the collection at Ca' Rezzonico.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Venice online attractions planner.

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Oratorio di San Marco e Lorenzo dei Battuti, Lago di Barcis, Le Antiche Rogge, La frana del Monte Toc
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Palazzo Nani Bernardo ©
Palazzo Nani Bernardo
Ca' Rezzonico ©
Ca' Rezzonico

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