16 days in Italy, Amsterdam & Spain Itinerary

16 days in Italy, Amsterdam & Spain Itinerary

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16 days in Italy, Amsterdam & Spain Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Train:  14 h 30 min
1
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
5
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  12 h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 13th (Sat), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Goccia Shoes, get a taste of the local shopping with Mercato Centrale, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then browse for treasures at Pitti Mosaici, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Florence is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Florence due to the time zone difference. In July, Florence is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, browse the eclectic array of goods at Porta Portese, then look for gifts at Pasticceria Lai Di Lai Dino, and finally look for gifts at Paciotti Salumeria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): stop by Antica Caciara Trasteverina, stop by Vetro Artefatto, look for gifts at Castroni, then stop by Giuliani Fabbrica Marrons Glaces & Cioccolateria, then wander the streets of Via Condotti, and finally look for gifts at Elena Kihlman Designer Concept Store.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome holiday tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Porta Portese ©
Porta Portese

5
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
For shopping fun, head to Albert Cuyp Market or Flower Market / Bloemenmarkt. Take a break from the city and head to Sloepdelen Boat Rental and Herengracht. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Leidseplein, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, and browse the range of quality goods at De Bijenkorf.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Amsterdam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rome in July; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Barcelona.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Albert Cuyp Market ©
Albert Cuyp Market
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
The American Book Center ©
The American Book Center

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.
On the 22nd (Mon), take a stroll through Passeig de Gracia. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Barceloneta Beach, then browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, then make a trip to Las Ramblas, and finally stop by Casa Gispert.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planning tool .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in July; daily highs in Barcelona reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

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La Boqueria ©
La Boqueria
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and finally look for gifts at San Miguel Artesania (Spanish traditional handmade ceramics ).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Madrid attractions planning tool .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in July: highs in Madrid hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel
San Miguel Artesania ©
San Miguel Artesania

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