23 days in Madrid, Barcelona & Rome Itinerary

23 days in Madrid, Barcelona & Rome Itinerary

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23 days in Madrid, Barcelona & Rome Itinerary

Start: Lima, Peru
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 9 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Lima, Peru

5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Madrid day trip planner .

Lima, Peru to Madrid is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Lima to Madrid, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lima in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Madrid. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

7
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 parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona travel app .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

9
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, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rome journey builder website .

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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