18 days in Barcelona, Milan & Istanbul Itinerary

18 days in Barcelona, Milan & Istanbul Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
2
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights

6
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll around Parc Guell, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip builder tool.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Barcelona is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in January, you will find days in Barcelona are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Tours Wineries
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

4
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino (in Griante), Parrocchia dei SS. Lorenzo e Agnese (in Menaggio) and Santuario di S. Maria dei Ghirli (in Campione d'Italia). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, and see La Casa Maledetta.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan route builder website.

Fly from Barcelona to Milan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in January: high temperatures in Milan hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bellagio, Santuario Madonna delle Lacrime, Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, Parrocchia dei SS. Lorenzo e Agnese, Santuario di S. Maria dei Ghirli
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

6
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Spend the 26th (Sat) floating through the air with a balloon tour. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Milan to Istanbul by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Milan in January, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Food Tours
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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