11 days in Italy, Amsterdam & Barcelona Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights


Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get a taste of local nightlife at Cafe Gollem, get a taste of local nightlife at Cafe Belgique, join in the after-dark buzz at Happy Feelings Coffeeshop, pedal to the sights with Fine Cycling Amsterdam, then get a taste of local nightlife at Cafe Pollux, and finally stroll around Vondelpark. On the next day, get a taste of local nightlife at Cafe Lux, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, join in the after-dark buzz at Coffeeshop The Stud, see the interesting displays at De Nieuwe Kerk, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and finally examine the collection at Anne Frank House.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In May, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for Rome.
Nightlife · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Le Palme. For shopping fun, head to Via Condotti or Gelateria Panna e Liquirizia. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rome itinerary planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, Rome is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for Milan.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
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Milan, Italy — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, test your problem-solving skills at La Casa Maledetta, then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, then get advice or help at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and finally see some colorful creatures with Universal Diving School.

To find more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Milan trip builder app.

You can fly from Rome to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. On the 29th (Mon), you're off to Barcelona.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Fun & Games
Side Trip
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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.
Get outdoors at Lloret Beach and Fenals Beach. Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Sant Feliu de Guixols), Playa Cala Sa Boadella (in Lloret de Mar) and Tossa de Mar (Cala del Senyor Ramon & Cala Giverola). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), tour the pleasant surroundings at San Pol Beach, look for gifts at Casa Gispert, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cala Rovira.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner.

Fly from Milan to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 57°F at night.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Italy travel guide

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.