22 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

22 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
2
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
4
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
6
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights


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4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Royal Palace of Madrid and Casa de Campo will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, make a short side trip with The Madrid Wine Experience, and stop by El Brabantino.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid online road trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, expect Madrid to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

1
night
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Plaza de España and then contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Seville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in May since evenings lows in Seville dip to 17°C. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España

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.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Passeig de Gracia and La Boqueria. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, walk around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seville to Barcelona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Seville, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Passeig de Gracia ©
Passeig de Gracia
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Doge's Palace and St Mark's Campanile. Appreciate the collections at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Museo Correr. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, explore the world behind art at Ca' d'Oro, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Venice holiday maker site.

Fly from Barcelona to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Let the collections at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli capture your imagination. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mercato Centrale and L'Arte dei Ciompi. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Piazza del Campo & Duomo di Siena). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Siena
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

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.
Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Pantheon are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Via Condotti and Porta Portese. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rome, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Tivoli, Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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