22 days in Italy & Barcelona Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Roccalbegna, Italy
— 3 nights
Positano, Italy
— 4 nights
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights


Barcelona, Spain — 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zipline (in Platja d'Aro), Sant Feliu de Guixols (Scuba & Snorkeling & Eremita sant Elm) and Tossa de Mar (Ava Gardner Statue & Vila Vella (Old Town)). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, stop by Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), look for all kinds of wild species at Camino de Ronda, and wander the streets of Las Ramblas.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona attractions app.

Mexico City, Mexico to Barcelona is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Barcelona is 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mexico City in July, with highs in Barcelona at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to fly to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Poggio Amorelli (in Castellina In Chianti), Fattoria Casa Sola (in Barberino Val d'Elsa) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence attractions planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Florence in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Barcelona in July, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Roccalbegna.
Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums
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Roccalbegna, Italy — 3 nights

Roccalbegna is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Grosseto in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 110km south of Florence and about 35km east of Grosseto.HistoryRoccalbegna was a fief of the Aldobrandeschi in the Middle Ages; later it was part of the Republic of Siena, until the latter's fall in the hands of the Medici, who sold the town to the County of Santa Fiora. On the 14th (Thu), relax in the rural setting at Aia Della Colonna and then take in the dramatic scenery at Le Sorgenti dell'Ermicciolo. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei santi Pietro e Paolo and then identify plant and animal life at Bosco Rocconi.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Roccalbegna trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Roccalbegna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Positano.
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Positano, Italy — 4 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Explore Positano's surroundings by going to Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Duomo di Ravello, &more), Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi, &more) and Sorrento (Food Tours & St Francis Church and Convent). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Fornillo, stroll through Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Croce, and cruise along Amalfi Coast.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Positano online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Roccalbegna to Positano in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planner.

Getting from Positano to Rome by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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.