18 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

18 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Singapore, Singapore


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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, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and examine the collection at Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Barcelona road trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Barcelona is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Barcelona to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

1
night
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 18th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Granada holiday planner .

Getting from Barcelona to Granada by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Granada when traveling from Barcelona in December, with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Room Escape Games
Nasrid Palaces ©
Nasrid Palaces

2
nights
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 19th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and finally take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Metropol Parasol, stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa, and then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville itinerary planner.

You can drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seville when traveling from Granada in December, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
When in Madrid, make a side trip to see Catedral Primada in Toledo, approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid holiday planner.

Take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seville in December: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 14°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the activities along Canal Grande, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and then steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner .

Getting from Madrid to Venice by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, you will find days in Venice are a bit cooler (11°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Florence online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in December, you will find days in Florence are somewhat warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Rome travel site .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Rome are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

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