18 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

18 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Barcelona, Spain
— Few hours
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
3
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
4
Ronda, Spain
— 1 night
5
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
8
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
9
Rome, Italy
— 1 night


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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 2nd (Fri), browse the fresh offerings at Mercat Santa Caterina.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona online visit planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Barcelona is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Barcelona is minus 7 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 26°C and lows are around 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Shopping
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Mercat Santa Caterina ©
Mercat Santa Caterina

2
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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 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then explore the ancient world of The Walls of Avila, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de las Nieves. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Gran Via, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, see the interesting displays at MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, then visit Barrio de Salamanca, and finally view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid route planner.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Madrid, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Toledo, Avila, Segovia
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Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

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night
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seville driving holiday planner.

Getting from Madrid to Seville by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seville, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Archaeological Ensemble of Italica ©
Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
Capilla de San Jose ©
Capilla de San Jose

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Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Merced Ronda, wander the streets of Old City, then steep yourself in history at Casa Del Rey Moro, then take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, and finally view the masterpieces at Scott Simpson Fine Art.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ronda online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Ronda sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Old City ©
Old City

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Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Ronda to Granada in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Granada sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites
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Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
La Madraza ©
La Madraza

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Boqueria and Galeria La Lesia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Vila Vella (Old Town). Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Dali-Gala Castle Museum-House (Castell de Pubol) (in Pubol), Girona Cathedral (Catedral) (in Girona) and Lloret de Mar (Fenals Beach & Lloret Beach). Explore Barcelona further: wander the streets of El Born, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, and steep yourself in history at Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Granada to Barcelona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Granada in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tarragona, Lloret de Mar, Salou, Dali-Gala Castle Museum-House (Castell de Pubol), Girona Cathedral (Catedral)
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Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza del Duomo and Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore. You'll explore and learn at Museo Nazionale del Bargello and Museo di San Marco. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Castello di Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni) and Pisa (Duomo di Pisa, Camposanto, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Florence journey maker tool.

Fly from Barcelona to Florence in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in October, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pisa, Castello di Monteriggioni
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Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore ©
Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

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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.
On the 15th (Thu), examine the collection at Doge's Palace, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Venetian Arsenal, admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria e San Donato, wander the streets of Campo Santa Margherita, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Pantalon, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Venice online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Florence in October, you will find days in Venice are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Church of Santa Maria e San Donato
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©

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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 17th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, stroll the grounds of Vatican Necropolis, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and finally delve into the distant past at Foro di Cesare. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, take in the awesome beauty at Colle Aventino, and then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rome online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Venice in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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