21 days in Italy & Spain Itinerary

21 days in Italy & Spain Itinerary

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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
2
Amalfi, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights


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2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples, don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, take an in-depth tour of The Neapolis Buried, explore the world behind art at Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta, then explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and finally admire the masterpieces at Sant'Anna dei Lombardi (Monteoliveto). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Catacombe di San Gaudioso, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, then get curious at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples itinerary planner.

Bengaluru, India to Naples is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in December; daily highs in Naples reach 17°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Amalfi.

Things to do in Naples

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
Sant'Anna dei Lombardi (Monteoliveto) ©
Sant'Anna dei Lombardi (Monteoliveto)

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Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 22nd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, then sample the fine beverages at Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Trofimena, then admire the verdant scenery at Valle dei Mulini, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luna Convento, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Amalfi trip planning tool.

Getting from Naples to Amalfi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Naples in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Amalfi, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Basilica of Saint Trofimena, Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, Villa Cimbrone Gardens
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Museo della Carta ©
Museo della Carta

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.
Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Pantheon are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Church of St. Louis of the French. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Duomo di Orvieto in Orvieto, approximately Orvieto away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Amalfi to Rome by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Amalfi in December, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

1
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Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, then make a trip to Piazza del Campo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella di Piazza, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Siena day trip site.

Drive from Rome to Siena in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Siena, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Museums
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Centro Storico and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Let the collections at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Florence Academy of Fine Arts capture your imagination. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Florence online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Piazza delle Erbe and La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda. Cannaregio and Peggy Guggenheim Collection are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Verona (Torre dei Lamberti & Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Pantalon, and take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto.

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You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Florence in December, with highs in Venice at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Verona, La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda
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Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio

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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 3rd (Fri): admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery, then wander the streets of Barrio de Salamanca, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, and finally see the interesting displays at MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Madrid takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Sorolla ©
Museo Sorolla

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional and Imanart Barcelona Street Photo Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Fenals Beach (in Lloret de Mar), Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar) and Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt (in Santa Coloma de Cervello). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through El Born, make a trip to Ciutat Vella, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barri de Gracia, and admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in January; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Fenals Beach, Vila Vella (Old Town), Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach

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