17 days in Italy & Madrid Itinerary

17 days in Italy & Madrid Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You've added Trastevere, Piazza Barberini, Via Condotti, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Pantheon and Roman Forum will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Rome, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Naples, Italy

— 1 night
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your list of things to see and do now includes Castel dell'Ovo, Piazza Bellini, Via San Gregorio Armeno, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Piazza del Plebiscito, admire the striking features of Galleria Umberto I, get a taste of the local shopping with Via Toledo, don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, then make a trip to Piazza Bellini, and finally contemplate the long history of Castel dell'Ovo.

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You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Naples are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Florence, Italy

— 3 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 Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Piazza del Duomo, and other attractions you added. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Centro Storico will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pitti Palace and Loggia dei Lanzi. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Florence tour website.

Getting from Naples to Florence by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Naples in May, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 13°C. You will leave for Milan on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
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Milan, Italy

— 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sempione Park as well as Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli. It doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

Before you visit Milan, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 17th (Fri), you're off to Madrid.

Things to do in Milan

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Madrid, Spain

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You've added Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, El Rastro, Puerta de Alcala, and other attractions to your itinerary. Visit Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor for their historical value. Do your shopping at Mercado San Miguel and Gran Via. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum and stroll around Parque del Retiro.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Madrid travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Madrid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will leave for home on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.