18 days in Madrid, Granada & Italy Itinerary

18 days in Madrid, Granada & Italy Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Salerno, Italy
— 2 nights
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Pompeii, Italy
— Few hours
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Mantua, Italy
— Few hours
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Verona, Italy
— Few hours
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Padua, Italy
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Venice, Italy
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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You've now added Free Walking Tours Madrid to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of La Latina.

Before you visit Madrid, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Calgary, Canada to Madrid is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Calgary to Madrid, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Calgary in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Madrid: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Granada.

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Granada, Spain

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra and then steep yourself in history at Court of the Lions.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Granada road trip site.

You can fly from Madrid to Granada in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Granada sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Terme di Saturnia - Parco Termale, Vatican Guided Tours and Free Bike Tours Rome.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome tour builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Granada to Rome takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Salerno.

Things to do in Rome

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Spas

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Salerno, Italy

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Salerno online road trip planner.

You can drive from Rome to Salerno in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Salerno, with lows of 21°C. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pompeii.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Pompeii, Italy

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pompeii attractions app.

Pompeii is just a short distance from Salerno. Traveling from Salerno in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Pompeii. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Pompeii

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Transportation
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Naples, Italy

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pio Monte della Misericordia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno, and then admire the masterpieces at Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples trip builder.

Naples is very close to Pompeii. May in Naples sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for Florence.

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Piazzale Michelangelo. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio and explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Naples to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Naples in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Florence, with lows of 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Wed) before leaving for Mantua.

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Mantua, Italy

Sleeping Beauty

Often overlooked in favor of nearby Lake Garda, Mantua is one of northern Italy's Renaissance gems.
For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mantua itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Mantua takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Mantua

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Outdoors · Museums
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Verona, Italy

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Verona journey planner.

Traveling by car from Mantua to Verona takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Padua.

Things to do in Verona

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Padua, Italy

Holy City

Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Padua holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Verona to Padua takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Traveling from Verona in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Padua, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Venice.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Parks · Outdoors
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Venice, Italy

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Murano, Burano & Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour as well as Venice Free Walking Tour.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Venice online driving holiday planner.

You can take a shuttle from Padua to Venice in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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Italy travel guide

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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.