21 days in Italy & Spain Itinerary

21 days in Italy & Spain Itinerary

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21 days in Italy & Spain Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly + train:  15​h
1
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
subway + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Amalfi, Italy
— 2 nights
subway + train:  3​h
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Siena, Italy
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru, India


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2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museo Diocesano Napoli - Complesso Monumentale Donnaregina, make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, explore the ancient world of The Neapolis Buried, explore the world behind art at Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sant'Anna dei Lombardi (Monteoliveto). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Catacombe di San Gaudioso, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, then contemplate the long history of Museo delle Arti Sanitarie, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Naples trip maker site .

Bengaluru, India to Naples is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in December: high temperatures in Naples hover around 17°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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2
nights
Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, contemplate the long history of Villa Cimbrone Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Trofimena, then trek along Valle dei Mulini, then admire the landmark architecture of Luna Convento, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Amalfi road trip website .

You can do a combination of subway and taxi from Naples to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Amalfi when traveling from Naples in December, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Basilica of Saint Trofimena, Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Museo della Carta ©
Museo della Carta

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Pantheon. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palatine Hill and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Step out of Rome to go to Orvieto and see Duomo di Orvieto, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, take a stroll through Via Condotti, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rome driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of subway and train from Amalfi to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 4°C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

1
night
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, then make a trip to Piazza del Campo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella di Piazza, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Siena trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rome to Siena in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Siena sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Pitti Palace. Do some cultural sightseeing at Centro Storico and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, look for gifts at M.G. Design, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Florence tour itinerary maker tool .

Take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Doge's Palace and La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda. Popular historic sites such as Basilica di San Marco and Piazza San Marco are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Pantalon, and don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Venice is a bit cooler than Florence - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Verona, La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 3rd (Fri), explore the galleries of Royal Palace of Madrid, then explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, shop like a local with Cava Baja Gallery, then take a stroll through Barrio de Salamanca, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, and finally examine the collection at MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner .

You can fly from Venice to Madrid in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Fenals Beach and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Ciutat Vella are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar) and Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt (in Santa Coloma de Cervello). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, take a stroll through El Born, take in the exciting artwork at Imanart Barcelona Street Photo Gallery, and get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona journey site .

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in January, with highs in Barcelona at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Vila Vella (Old Town), Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt, Fenals Beach
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach

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