18 days in Italy, Barcelona & Porto Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights


Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, wander the streets of Cannaregio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande.

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Minneapolis, USA to Venice is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Venice is 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel to Florence.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and then pause for some photo ops at Perseus Statue.

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Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Pieta and Wine Tours & Tastings. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Florence in May, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries
Side Trip
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Born and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, and don't miss a visit to Ciutat Vella.

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You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to fly to Porto.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
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Porto, Portugal — 4 nights

Unvanquished City

Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, learn about winemaking at Taylor's Port, don't miss a visit to Ribeira Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Porto takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Barcelona in May since evenings lows in Porto dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
Tours · Wineries · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
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Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.