43 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

43 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

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43 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  27​h
1
Catania, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Taormina, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Palermo, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Bari, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Lecce, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Greve in Chianti, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
9
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
11
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

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Catania, Italy

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Catania road trip app .

Melbourne, Australia to Catania is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Catania. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in August, with highs in Catania at 36°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Taormina.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites
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Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata ©
Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata

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Taormina, Italy

With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza IX Aprile and Riserva Naturale Orientata Laghetti di Marinello. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Chiesa Madonna della Rocca, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stroll around Villa Comunale.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Taormina trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Catania to Taormina in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Catania in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Taormina. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Taormina

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Riserva Naturale Orientata Laghetti di Marinello
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale
Corso Umberto ©
Corso Umberto

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Palermo, Italy

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro and Museum Of Optical Illusions. When in Palermo, make a side trip to see Scuba & Snorkeling in San Vito lo Capo, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo, step off the mainland to explore Ustica, appreciate the history behind Monumento strage di Capaci, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Palermo online day trip planner .

You can drive from Taormina to Palermo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bari.

Things to do in Palermo

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Museum Of Optical Illusions
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo

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Bari, Italy

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grotte di Castellana and Basilica San Nicola. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Sun Beach, make a trip to Palazzo dell'Acquedotto Pugliese, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Il Succorpo della Cattedrale di Bari, and appreciate the history behind Sacrario Militare dei Caduti d'Oltremare.

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You can fly from Palermo to Bari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lecce.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Grotte di Castellana
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Basilica San Nicola ©
Basilica San Nicola
Grotte di Castellana ©
Grotte di Castellana
Lido Sun Beach ©
Lido Sun Beach

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Lecce, Italy

Lecce ©
Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centro Storico Otranto and Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, Lecce, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Irene, steep yourself in history at Colonna di Sant'Oronzo, and explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano di Lecce.

For reviews and more tourist information, use the Lecce road trip site .

Traveling by car from Bari to Lecce takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Lecce are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, Centro Storico Otranto
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Centro Storico Otranto ©
Centro Storico Otranto
Centro Storico, Lecce ©
Centro Storico, Lecce
Duomo di Lecce ©
Duomo di Lecce

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls and Wine Tours & Tastings. Venture out of the city with trips to Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore) and Monastero Di S.Benedetto (in Subiaco). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Rome trip planning site .

Fly from Lecce to Rome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Monastero Di S.Benedetto, Cascata delle Marmore
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Centro Storico. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Porto Venere to see Portovenere about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can take a bus to Greve in Chianti.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Portovenere
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Food Tours
Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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nights
Greve in Chianti, Italy

Greve in Chianti ©
On the 1st (Tue), do a tasting at Lamole Di Lamole, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pieve di San Leolino, do a tasting at Fattoria Viticcio, then pause for some photo ops at Monumento al Navigatore Giovanni da Verrazzano, and finally make a trip to Piazza Matteotti. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Accademia del Buon Gusto, learn about winemaking at L'Orcio a Ca di Pesa srl, then learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Altiero, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Montefioralle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Di Santo Stefano A Montefioralle.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Greve in Chianti trip tool .

You can take a bus from Florence to Greve in Chianti in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Greve in Chianti

Wineries Historic Sites
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Accademia del Buon Gusto ©
Accademia del Buon Gusto
Castello di Montefioralle ©
Castello di Montefioralle
Azienda Agricola Altiero ©
Azienda Agricola Altiero

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Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castell de Eivissa and Es Vedra. When in Ibiza Town, make a side trip to see S'Arenal Petit in Portinatx, approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Comte, tour the pleasant surroundings at Platja Des Cavallet, examine the collection at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, and take a stroll through Dalt Vila.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ibiza Town day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Greve in Chianti to Ibiza Town. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ibiza Town when traveling from Greve in Chianti in September, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Sant Antoni de Portmany, S'Arenal Petit, Cala Comte, Kentucky Derby
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Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Es Vedra ©
Es Vedra
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Catedral de Mallorca and Palma Aquarium. Get out of town with these interesting Palma de Mallorca side-trips: Cuevas del Drach (in Porto Cristo) and Cala Mesquida Beach (in Cala Mesquida). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Calo Des Moro, admire the landmark architecture of Fundacio La Caixa, head outdoors with Parque del Mar, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Terrazas de la Catedral de Palma.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Palma de Mallorca trip planner .

Getting from Ibiza Town to Palma de Mallorca by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Traveling from Ibiza Town in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Palma de Mallorca. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cala Mesquida Beach, Cuevas del Drach
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Calo Des Moro ©
Calo Des Moro
Cuevas del Drach ©
Cuevas del Drach
Catedral de Mallorca ©
Catedral de Mallorca

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vila Vella (Old Town) and Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau. Go for a jaunt from Barcelona to Pals to see Village Medieval de Pals about 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online vacation planner .

Getting from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Historic Sites Transportation

Side Trips

Vila Vella (Old Town), Village Medieval de Pals
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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