17 days in Italy, Spain & Nice Itinerary

17 days in Italy, Spain & Nice Itinerary

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Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Train
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train to Salerno, Taxi to Amalfi
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Amalfi, Italy
— 1 day
Drive
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Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain — 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Santiago Bernabeu Stadium as well as Plaza Mayor. On the 9th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, then see where the action happens at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado de San Antón.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Madrid is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bengaluru in July: highs in Madrid hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Barcelona, Spain — 3 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.
You've added Museu Picasso, Camp Nou Visit, Parc Guell, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 11th (Mon), pick up some local products at La Boqueria, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, then catch all the local highlights with Camp Nou Visit, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally make a trip to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona online journey planner.

Fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in July: highs in Barcelona hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Nice.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Parks

Nice, France — 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Monaco Grand Prix, Prince's Palace and Casino of Monte-Carlo. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Massena. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, then bet on your favorite at Monaco Grand Prix, and then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nice day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Nice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Leaning Tower of Pisa, Centro Storico and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Piazzale Michelangelo. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Vecchio, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

You can drive from Nice to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Florence, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

City of Romance

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cannaregio as well as Ponte dei Sospiri. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to fly to Amalfi.
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Amalfi, Italy — 1 day

Painted Town

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Amalfi Coast to Capri Boat Excursion. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Amalfi Coast to Capri Boat Excursion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, then stop by Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Amalfi attractions planner.

You can fly from Venice to Amalfi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Venice in July, Amalfi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 3 nights

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 Underground Naples as well as Pompeii Archaeological Park. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, then delve into the distant past at Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, and finally explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and then get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Naples vacation website.

You can drive from Amalfi to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Naples when traveling from Amalfi in July, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Piazza Navona are in your itinerary. Step out of Rome to go to Castel Gandolfo and see Le Palme, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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Italy travel guide

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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.
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Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.
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