29 days in Italy & Spain Itinerary

29 days in Italy & Spain Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Salerno, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Ronda, Spain
— 4 nights
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Marbella, Spain
— 1 night
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Nerja, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Chiesa degli Eremitani, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Venice road trip tool.

Geneva, Switzerland to Venice is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:

Verona, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
On the 30th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), then enjoy some music at Arena di Verona, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally don't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Verona trip site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nightlife
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 30:

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.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, and admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

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

You can take a train from Verona to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Florence are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and appreciate the history behind La Pieta.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary website.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Salerno.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 6:

Salerno, Italy

— 2 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Castello di Arechi, admire the natural beauty at Giardino della Minerva, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Comunale, and finally don't miss a visit to Promenade Trieste. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Salerno, make a trip to Chiesa San Pietro a Corte, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, and finally make a trip to Via dei Mercanti.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Salerno trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Rome to Salerno in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Salerno. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Salerno

Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Salerno to Barcelona takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Salerno in February since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11:

Seville, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
On the 12th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and then see where the action happens at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Seville trip planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Seville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Seville are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:

Ronda, Spain

— 4 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, wander the streets of La Ciudad, take in the views from Puente Nuevo, and take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Ronda attractions planner.

You can drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. February in Ronda sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Marbella.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 17:

Marbella, Spain

— 1 night

Spanish Riviera

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
On the 18th (Thu), get outside with Marbella Buddies, head outdoors with Experience Box Spain, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Marbella holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Marbella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Marbella can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 18:

Nerja, Spain

— 2 nights
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, make a trip to Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, then enjoy breathtaking views from Balcony of Europe, and finally contemplate the long history of Punta Lara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Papagayo Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Nerja, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nerja journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Marbella to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, Nerja is little chillier than Marbella - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 20:

Madrid, Spain

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

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

Traveling by car from Nerja to Madrid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In February in Madrid, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 24:

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · 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.