21 days in Italy & Spain Itinerary

21 days in Italy & Spain Itinerary

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Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly + Train:  15 h
1
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Amalfi, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Siena, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
7
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Bengaluru, India


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2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
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, thenexplore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and finally pause for some serene contemplation 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, thenget 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

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
Sant'Anna dei Lombardi (Monteoliveto) ©
Sant'Anna dei Lombardi (Monteoliveto)

2
nights
Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©
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, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, thensample 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, thenadmire the verdant scenery at Valle dei Mulini, thencontemplate 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: do a combination of subway and taxi; or take a 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

Side Trips

Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, Basilica of Saint Trofimena, Villa Cimbrone Gardens
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Basilica of Saint Trofimena ©
Basilica of Saint Trofimena

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.
Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Vatican Museums are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Church of St. Louis of the French. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Duomo di Orvieto in Orvieto, approximately Orvieto away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Amalfi to Rome by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, subway, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in December, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

1
night
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
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, thenmake a trip to Piazza del Campo, thencontemplate 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
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
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 M.G. Design 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
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

3
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.
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: La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda (in Cittadella) and Torre dei Lamberti (in Verona). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Pantalon, and take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto.

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You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Florence in December, with highs in Venice at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Verona, La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda
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Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
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, thenadmire 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, thenwander the streets of Barrio de Salamanca, thencontemplate 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

Side Trip

MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Sorolla ©
Museo Sorolla

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.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Vila Vella (Old Town). Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional and Imanart Barcelona Street Photo Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt (in Santa Coloma de Cervello) and Fenals Beach (in Lloret de Mar). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of El Born, shop like a local with La Boqueria, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and stop by El Barri Gòtic.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in January, with highs in Barcelona at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt, Vila Vella (Old Town), Fenals Beach
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach

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