18 days in Spain, Amsterdam & Rome Itinerary

18 days in Spain, Amsterdam & Rome Itinerary

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18 days in Spain, Amsterdam & Rome Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h
5
Guadalix de la Sierra, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Faunia, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Madrid is an approximately 12- hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from San Juan to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from San Juan in April: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Faunia ©
Faunia

2
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.
On the 18th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht and then contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationaal Park Zuid Kennemerland.

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You can fly from Madrid to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in April, things will get a bit cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nationaal Park Zuid Kennemerland
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Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) ©
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)
Nationaal Park Zuid Kennemerland ©
Nationaal Park Zuid Kennemerland
Herengracht ©
Herengracht

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Pantheon and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Giardino di Ninfa in Cisterna di Latina--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rome travel route planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in April; daily highs in Rome reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, Giardino di Ninfa
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Casa Mila - La Pedrera and Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Go for a jaunt from Barcelona to Lloret de Mar to see Fenals Beach about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, make a trip to Casa Batllo, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and see what you can catch with Sailing Experience Barcelona.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Guadalix de la Sierra.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Fenals Beach
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

4
nights
Guadalix de la Sierra, Spain

Guadalix de la Sierra ©
Guadalix de la Sierra is a municipality of the Community of Madrid, Spain.According to the 2014 census, the municipality has a population of 6,057 inhabitants. Visiting Ruta los Oficios de la Vida and Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to The Walls of Avila and Castle of Siguenza. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Guadalix de la Sierra: Iglesia Parroquial Nuestra Senora Del Rivero (in San Esteban De Gormaz), Avila (Basilica de San Vicente & Convento de Santa Teresa) and Catedral de la Asuncion de El Burgo de Osma (in El Burgo de Osma). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Acueduct of Segovia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Segovia, and learn about all things military at Alcazar of Segovia.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Guadalix de la Sierra trip itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from Barcelona to Guadalix de la Sierra with the Route module. In April, Guadalix de la Sierra is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guadalix de la Sierra

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Avila, Segovia, Iglesia Parroquial Nuestra Senora Del Rivero, Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park, Ruta los Oficios de la Vida
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The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia

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