23 days in Spain, Italy & Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

23 days in Spain, Italy & Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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Start: Naha, Japan
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h
7
Naha, Japan
— 3 nights
End: Naha, Japan

3
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: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online trip builder.

Naha, Japan to Barcelona is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Naha to Barcelona. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Naha in October: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 26°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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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: stroll around Parque del Retiro, make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Madrid, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Food Tours
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

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nights
Seville, Spain

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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Santa Marta.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Seville visit planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Seville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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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: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, Rome is slightly colder than Seville - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Go for a jaunt from Florence to San Gimignano to see Guardastelle Vineyard about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence online road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Guardastelle Vineyard
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Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Venice online vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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

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Naha, Japan

Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Get out of town with these interesting Naha side-trips: Sesoko Labyrinth (in Motobu-cho), Zamami-son (Gahijima Sand Dune & Toma) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Nago). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Akabaka Beach, get your game on at Ryuso Studio Chura Bijin, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clara Church.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Naha online visit planner.

Getting from Venice to Naha by flight takes about 20 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Venice to Naha due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Venice in October, expect nights in Naha to be warmer, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naha

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Zamami-son, Sesoko Labyrinth, St. Clara Church, Akabaka Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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