16 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

16 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Bengaluru, India


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3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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 parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona vacation planner .

Bengaluru, India to Barcelona is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru to Barcelona, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bengaluru in December, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): stroll around Parque del Retiro, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then explore the galleries of Royal Palace of Madrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid attractions planning app .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in December; daily highs in Madrid reach 14°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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've now added Murano, Burano & Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): catch all the local highlights with Murano, Burano & Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Venice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Duomo di Siena (in Siena) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Florence trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Venice in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Duomo di Siena
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, wander the streets of Trastevere, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

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Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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