15 days in Madrid & Italy Itinerary

15 days in Madrid & Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
2
Venice, Italy
— Few hours
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
5
Naples, Italy
— 1 night
6
Palermo, Italy
— 4 nights

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Puerta del Sol, Templo de Debod, Casa de Campo, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, thencontemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally stroll through Plaza de Santa Ana. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum of Spain, pause for some photo ops at Plaza de Cibeles, take a stroll through Gran Via, thendon't miss a visit to Puerta de Alcala, thensteep yourself in history at Palacio Real de El Pardo, and finally explore the ancient world of Templo de Debod.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Madrid day trip planning website.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Madrid is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from San Jose to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Madrid when traveling from San Jose in September, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Palacio Real de El Pardo ©
Palacio Real de El Pardo
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

few
hours
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.
To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

Getting from Madrid to Venice by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Madrid in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Venice, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll travel to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nightlife Outdoors

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mercato Centrale, Oltrarno, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and other attractions you added. On the 3rd (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, thentake in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and finally wander the streets of Oltrarno. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Mercato Centrale.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Florence tour planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will leave for Rome on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, Galleria Borghese, Piazza Navona, and other attractions you added.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 8th (Thu), you'll travel to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Tours Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona

1
night
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vesuvius vs. Pompeii Tours as well as Piazza del Plebiscito. On the 8th (Thu), deepen your understanding of the past and present with Vesuvius vs. Pompeii Tours. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Piazza del Plebiscito.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Naples trip builder app.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in Naples, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Naples

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Plebiscito ©
Piazza del Plebiscito

4
nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Palermo road trip planning website.

Fly from Naples to Palermo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 13th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Palermo

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

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