17 days in London, Italy & Spain Itinerary

17 days in London, Italy & Spain Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 7 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 7th (Sat), admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and finally take in the views from Tower Bridge. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, then make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our London online travel route planner.

Boston, USA to London is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Boston to London, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Boston, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Florence.

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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.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip app.

Traveling by flight from London to Florence takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Florence is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in May; daily highs in Florence reach 71°F and lows reach 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Siena.

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Siena, Italy

— 1 night

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 12th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Francesco, then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Siena trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Siena sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums
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Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Florence vacation maker website.

You can drive from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Barcelona.

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Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums
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Barcelona, Spain

— 7 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.
Step out of Barcelona with an excursion to PortAventura in Salou--about 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: walk around Parc Guell, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

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Italy travel guide

4.6
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

4.5
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.