23 days in Madrid, Barcelona & Rome Itinerary

23 days in Madrid, Barcelona & Rome Itinerary

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Route & dates

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, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

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
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia ©
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, take in the dramatic natural features at Colle del Gianicolo, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rome

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

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