19 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

19 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Ravello, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid journey builder site.

Houston, USA to Madrid is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Houston to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Houston in April; daily highs in Madrid reach 67°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can fly to Seville.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours
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Seville, Spain — 2 nights

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): make a trip to Torre del Oro, admire the striking features of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Sevilla, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Seville trip planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in April since evenings lows in Seville dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 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.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and get to know the fascinating history of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic).

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Barcelona travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Ravello.
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Ravello, Italy — 1 night

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, then stroll through Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ravello online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Ravello takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Barcelona in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 59°F in Ravello. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome vacation app.

You can drive from Ravello to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in April, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the train 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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

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

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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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.
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Italy travel guide

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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.
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