15 days in Spain, Italy & Greece Itinerary

15 days in Spain, Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Fly to Jerez Airport, Drive to Cadiz
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Cadiz, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Cadiz, Spain

— 3 nights
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Iglesia del Oratorio de San Felipe Neri and Iglesia de Santa Cruz. Get some historical perspective at Iglesia Mayor Prioral and Palacio del Virrey Laserna. Change things up with these side-trips from Cadiz: Bodegas Faustino Gonzalez (in Jerez De La Frontera) and La Casa del Elefante (in Vejer de la Frontera). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa de Santa Maria del Mar, don't miss a visit to Paseo Canalejas, and take in the views from Puente de la Constitucion de 1812.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cadiz road trip app.

San Francisco, USA to Cadiz is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Cadiz

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:

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.
On the 24th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, then take a stroll through El Born, then take a stroll through Ciutat Vella, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with La Boqueria, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Barcelona journey planning tool.

Fly from Cadiz to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Pantheon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, get engrossed in the history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Campidoglio.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Rome are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can fly to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, take a stroll through Campo Santa Margherita, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Pantalon, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:

Athens, Greece

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple of Hephaestus and Acropolis of Athens. Ancient Agora of Athens and Temple of Athena Nike will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, explore the ancient world of Theater of Dionysus, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Athens online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Venice in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 55°F in Athens. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Churches · 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 · 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.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.