15 days in Spain, Amsterdam & Rome Itinerary

15 days in Spain, Amsterdam & Rome Itinerary

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15 days in Spain, Amsterdam & Rome Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Anne Frank House and Rijksmuseum. Do your shopping at Albert Cuyp Market and TASCHEN Store Amsterdam. Step out of Amsterdam to go to Zandvoort and see Zandvoort aan Zee, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through Red Light District, kick back and relax at Amsterdam Roest, and explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht).

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam vacation trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Littleton, USA to Amsterdam. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Littleton to Amsterdam. While traveling from Littleton, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Palatine Hill and Pantheon. Take a break from the city and head to Sabbianera Super Beach and Zipline. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Latina (Camiceria Contrada & Lido di Enea), Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare (in Maccarese), Point Break (in Fregene) and Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take a stroll through Trastevere, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and look for gifts at Elena Kihlman Designer.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rome trip builder.

Getting from Amsterdam to Rome by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in October: high temperatures in Rome hover around 74°F and lows are around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Latina, Point Break, Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare, St. Peter's Basilica, Sabbianera Super Beach
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at La Barceloneta, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then appreciate the history behind Casa Batlló, and finally admire the landmark architecture of La Sagrada Familia.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Barcelona travel itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Barcelona are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Let the collections at Museo Nacional del Prado and Royal Palace of Madrid capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old City and Barrio de Salamanca. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Playa del Alberche (in Aldea del Fresno), Caballos la Vereda (in Riaza), Parque Natural Hayedo de Tejera Negra (in Cantalojas) and Avila (Club De Golf El Fresnillo & Catedral de Ávila). There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, look for gifts at Arte Stilo, wander the streets of Gay Madrid & the Chueca District, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Madrid vacation builder.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Madrid, with lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Avila, Playa del Alberche, Old City, Caballos la Vereda, Parque Natural Hayedo de Tejera Negra
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Playa del Alberche ©
Playa del Alberche

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