21 days in Italy & Spain Itinerary

21 days in Italy & Spain Itinerary

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Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amalfi, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Siena, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Train
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly

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Naples, Italy

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples, don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, take an in-depth tour of The Neapolis Buried, explore the world behind art at Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta, then explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and finally admire the masterpieces at Sant'Anna dei Lombardi (Monteoliveto). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Catacombe di San Gaudioso, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, then get curious at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples itinerary planner.

Bengaluru, India to Naples is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in December; daily highs in Naples reach 17°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Amalfi.

Things to do in Naples

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

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Amalfi, Italy

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 22nd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, then sample the fine beverages at Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Trofimena, then admire the verdant scenery at Valle dei Mulini, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luna Convento, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Amalfi trip planning tool.

Getting from Naples to Amalfi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Naples in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Amalfi, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

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 Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Church of St. Louis of the French and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Duomo di Orvieto in Orvieto, approximately Orvieto away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Amalfi to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Amalfi in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rome, with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

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Siena, Italy

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, then make a trip to Piazza del Campo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella di Piazza, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Siena day trip site.

Drive from Rome to Siena in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Siena, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Centro Storico and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Let the collections at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Museo di San Marco capture your imagination. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Florence route planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Florence are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

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Venice, Italy

City of Romance

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Piazza delle Erbe and Cannaregio. Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore and Piazza San Marco are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Torre dei Lamberti (in Verona) and La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda (in Cittadella). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Pantalon, contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Venice travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Florence in December, with highs in Venice at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery, then wander the streets of Barrio de Salamanca, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, and finally see the interesting displays at MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Madrid takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Barcelona, Spain

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional and Imanart Barcelona Street Photo Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar), Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt (in Santa Coloma de Cervello) and Fenals Beach (in Lloret de Mar). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through El Born, make a trip to Ciutat Vella, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barri de Gracia, and admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in January; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Spain travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.