18 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

18 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain

— 6 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Picasso and Villa del Arte Galleries. Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Art Gallery Blanco Grane - Tossa de Mar (in Tossa de Mar) and Lloret de Mar (Sa Caleta, Lloret Beach, &more). There's much more to do: stroll around Parc Guell, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de La Barceloneta, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

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Washington DC, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In September in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Time Social Bar. Museum-lovers will get to explore Doge's Palace and Martina Vidal Venezia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica di San Marco and Ponte dei Sospiri. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

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You can fly from Barcelona to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in September, Venice is a bit cooler at night with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Scarpelli Mosaici, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then indulge your senses at Scenic wine tours in Tuscany, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

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You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Mon) before leaving for Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Do your shopping at Via Condotti and Antica Frutteria delle Coppelle. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Barcelona, Spain

— 1 night

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

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Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
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.

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.