16 days in Italy, Zagreb & Barcelona Itinerary

16 days in Italy, Zagreb & Barcelona Itinerary

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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights

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Florence, Italy

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Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do your shopping at Mercato Centrale and GioieSelli s.n.c. Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Pinacoteca Nazionale, Duomo di Siena, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Florence is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Cairo to Florence, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, Florence is slightly colder than Cairo - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Venice.

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World heritage site
Pitti Palace
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Venice, Italy

Venice ©

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.
Piazza delle Erbe and Basilica di San Marco are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Doge's Palace and Museo di Castelvecchio. Venture out of the city with trips to Verona (Via Mazzini & Arche Scaligere), Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Museo dell'Arte Fabbrile e delle Coltellerie (in Maniago). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, browse for treasures at Gioielleria Eredi Jovon, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and take in the exciting artwork at Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Venice day trip site.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, Venice is slightly colder than Florence - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Venice

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Must see
Piazza delle Erbe
4.6
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Specialty Museum
Doge's Palace
4.7
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Historic Walking Area
Piazza San Marco
4.4

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 10th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then admire the masterpieces at Atelier Mestrovic, and finally view the masterpieces at Antun Augustincic Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, pause for some photo ops at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, then pick up some local products at Dolac Market, then stop by Mladen Grubic Art Jewellery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Tortureum - Museum of Torture.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb vacation maker app.

You can drive from Venice to Zagreb in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in January, things will get a bit cooler in Zagreb: highs are around 5°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zagreb

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Head to La Boqueria and MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelonafor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, shop like a local with Passeig de Gracia, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Barcelona takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zagreb in January; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Neighborhood
El Barri Gòtic
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Neighborhood
Las Ramblas
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