22 days in Italy & Barcelona Itinerary

22 days in Italy & Barcelona Itinerary

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22 days in Italy & Barcelona Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary app .

Brisbane, Australia to Rome is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Brisbane to Rome, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Brisbane, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Siena (Siena Cathedral, Piazza del Campo, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Siena, Guardastelle Vineyard
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Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Villa Monastero (in Varenna), Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina) and Spiaggia di Onno (in Oliveto Lario). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and take a tour by water with Turati Centro Nautico Lario.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan road trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Milan, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Milan

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Spiaggia di Onno, Villa del Balbianello, Cathedral of Como (Duomo), Villa Monastero, Turati Centro Nautico Lario
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Turati Centro Nautico Lario ©
Turati Centro Nautico Lario
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

2
nights
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 23rd (Sun), take in the waterfront at Old Port, see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Acquario di Genova, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Genoa vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Milan to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Genoa when traveling from Milan in September, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Genoa

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Galata Museo del Mare ©
Galata Museo del Mare
Old Port ©
Old Port

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 parks, nightlife, museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, examine the collection at Casa Batllo, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona online visit planner .

Fly from Genoa to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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