23 days in Spain & Rome Itinerary

23 days in Spain & Rome Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  29 h
1
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly + Train:  7 h 15 min
2
Zaragoza, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Montblanc, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h
5
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney, Australia

6
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.
You've added Via del Corso, Spanish Steps, Piazza di Spagna, and other attractions to your itinerary. Colosseum and Palatine Hill will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pantheon and Vatican Museums. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and admire the landmark architecture of Cupola di San Pietro.

Plan trip to Rome with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Rome. In May, daytime highs in Rome are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Zaragoza, Spain

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar and Palacio Real de Olite. Emoz and Iglesia de Santa Engracia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Zaragoza with an excursion to Cosecheros Reunidos Bodegas y Vinedos in Olite--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza, contemplate the long history of Iglesia de la Manteria, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de la Aljaferia.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zaragoza attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rome to Zaragoza takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Zaragoza. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Montblanc.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Olite
Highlights from your plan
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar
Palacio Real de Olite ©
Palacio Real de Olite
Emoz ©
Emoz

2
nights
Montblanc, Spain

Montblanc ©
For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Montblanc road trip planner.

You can drive from Zaragoza to Montblanc in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Montblanc are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 17th (Sun), you're off to Barcelona.

Things to do in Montblanc

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Poblet
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor ©
Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor
Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Poblet ©
Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Poblet
Galeria d'art Natalia Ferre ©
Galeria d'art Natalia Ferre

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Plaza de Cataluna, Las Ramblas, Iglesia de San Jaime, and other attractions. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Casa Batllo and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuari de la Mare de Deu Del Carme Barcelona.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona travel planner.

You can drive from Montblanc to Barcelona in 1.5 hours. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, El Corte Ingles, Gran Via, and other attractions you added. Do some cultural sightseeing at Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. Your inner history buff will appreciate Plaza Mayor and Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Isidro, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip maker site.

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, Madrid is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. You will leave for home on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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