23 days in Italy, Croatia & Spain Itinerary

23 days in Italy, Croatia & Spain Itinerary

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23 days in Italy, Croatia & Spain Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad, India
Fly:  19 h 15 min
1
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Hyderabad, India

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Venice itinerary builder.

Hyderabad, India to Venice is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Hyderabad in May; daily highs in Venice reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Padua
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence tour planner.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome itinerary builder.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. May in Rome sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Gornji Ugao Tower, delve into the distant past at Gradske Zidine, admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery, then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, and finally make a trip to Dubrovnik Cable Car. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Stradun and then wander the streets of Old Town.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rome to Dubrovnik in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. May in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Las Ramblas, see the interesting displays at Casa Milà, and stroll through Park Güell.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for sightseeing, museums, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional del Prado, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, tour the pleasant surroundings at Casa de Campo, and admire the natural beauty at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro).

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Madrid when traveling from Barcelona in May, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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