14 days in Italy & Spain Itinerary

14 days in Italy & Spain Itinerary

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

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

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Dallas, USA to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dallas to Rome, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in September: high temperatures in Rome hover around 81°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

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Florence, Italy

— 2 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Florence sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Venice.

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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Venice, Italy

— 2 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.
On the 11th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

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Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Venice, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Barcelona, Spain

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera and then wander the streets of Las Ramblas. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

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Traveling by flight from Venice to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.

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Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, admire the local landmark of Cibeles Fountain, and get outside with IMTBIKE.

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You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Madrid, with lows of 59°F. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

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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
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.