23 days in Italy, Nice & Barcelona Itinerary

23 days in Italy, Nice & Barcelona Itinerary

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23 days in Italy, Nice & Barcelona Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  15​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Necropoli della Banditaccia. Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Castello Orsini-Odescalchi in Bracciano--about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, make a trip to Piazza Navona, delve into the distant past at Foro di Cesare, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rome travel site .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Rome. In May, daytime highs in Rome are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Necropoli della Banditaccia, Castello Orsini-Odescalchi
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 8th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Catacombe di San Gaudioso, delve into the distant past at Forum, explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, then explore the ancient world of Terme del Foro, and finally explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro, engage your brain at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie, take an in-depth tour of Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco, delve into the distant past at The Neapolis Buried, then get engrossed in the history at Museo delle Torture, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Naples trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, take an in-depth tour of Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Walls of Monteriggioni, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip builder website .

You can take a train from Naples to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Naples in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Florence, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monteriggioni
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): wander the streets of Cannaregio, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Venetian Arsenal, then browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and finally steep yourself in history at Piazza dei Signori.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Venice online route maker .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Piazza dei Signori
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di Chiaravalle, examine the collection at Museo del Novecento, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, then admire the masterpieces at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Milan day trip app .

Take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daytime highs in Milan are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Palais Lascaris and Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs and Haut de Cagnes are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Basilica St. Michel (in Menton) and Notre Dame des Fontaines (in La Brigue). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Ville medieval, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu, and make a trip to Place Massena.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nice online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Milan to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Nice are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Menton, Ville medieval, Notre Dame des Fontaines, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs
Highlights from your plan
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris
Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs ©
Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs
Ville medieval ©
Ville medieval

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vila Vella (Old Town) and Girona Cathedral (Catedral). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Parish Church of Sant Roma (in Lloret de Mar), Anfiteatro de Tarragona (in Tarragona) and Patronat Call de Girona (in Girona). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Ciutat Vella, wander the streets of El Born, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Nice to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Girona, Vila Vella (Old Town), Peratallada, Anfiteatro de Tarragona, Parish Church of Sant Roma
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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