26 days in Italy & Spain Itinerary

26 days in Italy & Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

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Marsala, Italy
— 3 nights
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Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
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Taormina, Italy
— 1 night
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Drive to Messina Marittima, Ferry to Villa San Giovanni, Drive to Scilla
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Scilla, Italy
— 1 night
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Civita, Italy
— 1 night
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Alberobello, Italy
— 2 nights
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Matera, Italy
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Marsala, Italy

— 3 nights
Marsala is an Italian town located in the Province of Trapani in the westernmost part of Sicily. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marsala: San Vito lo Capo (Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more) and Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Cantine Pellegrino.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Marsala online holiday planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Marsala is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Marsala is minus 9 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Marsala: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Marsala

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palermo, Italy

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 18th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, contemplate the long history of Norman Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Villarosa, and finally get outside with Escursioni Team Shark Lanzafame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Palermo planner.

Traveling by car from Marsala to Palermo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Taormina, Italy

— 1 night
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): awaken your taste buds at Sicily Legend, then hit the best photo ops around with Escursioni in Barca con Daniele e Salvo, then stroll around Villa Comunale, and finally delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Taormina vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Taormina takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Scilla.

Things to do in Taormina

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Scilla, Italy

— 1 night
Scilla is a town and comune in Calabria, Italy, administratively part of the Province of Reggio Calabria. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): go for a walk through Chianalea di Scilla, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Ruffo di Scilla, and then admire the sheer force of Cascate dell'Amendolea.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Scilla vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Taormina to Scilla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and ferry. September in Scilla sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Civita.

Things to do in Scilla

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Civita, Italy

— 1 night
Civita is a hilltown and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the views from Il ponte del diavolo, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Etonico Arbresh, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta, and finally identify plant and animal life at Setteventi del Pollino.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Civita tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Scilla to Civita in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Alberobello.

Things to do in Civita

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Alberobello, Italy

— 2 nights
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Piazza Maria Immacolata, then learn about winemaking at L'Acropoli di Puglia, then do a tasting at I Pastini, and finally admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Rent Me, pause for some serene contemplation at Museo e Sito Archeologico Cripta Romanica, and then relax in the rural setting at Masseria Brancati.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Alberobello online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Civita to Alberobello in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Alberobello can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Alberobello

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Matera, Italy

— 2 nights

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Chiese rupestri Madonna delle Virtu e San Nicola dei Greci, examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, then make a trip to Casa Noha, then examine the collection at La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Piazza San Pietro Caveoso, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Master Wave, then don't miss a visit to Palombaro Lungo, and finally delve into the distant past at Materasum Ipogeo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Matera trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Alberobello to Matera in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Matera sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly to Seville.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Seville, Spain

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seville: Ronda (Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, Museo Del Bandolero, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), don't miss a visit to Plaza de Santa Marta, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Seville trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Matera to Seville takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Matera in September, you will find days in Seville are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trip

Madrid, Spain

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé, Casco Historico de Toledo, &more) and Segovia (San Martin Church, Acueduct of Segovia, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, walk around Parque del Retiro, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. September in Madrid sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Tossa de Mar (Vila Vella (Old Town) & Tossa Tour) and Museu del Mar - Can Garriga (in Lloret de Mar). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and stroll around Parc Guell.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Calabria travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Castles
Forming the toe of Italy's "boot," Calabria is considered the Caribbean of Europe and may very well be the country's best-kept secret. Visitors can find everything from beaches to Byzantine churches here. Hillside towns, ancient Greek temples, and medieval castles and palaces are just some of the attractions scattered around one of the country's least-developed regions. Calabria remains largely unblemished by mass tourism, with many charming places to visit like olive plantations, orange groves, waterfalls, and lakes. Because it's bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on three sides, the water plays a huge role in the region's culture and cuisine. Calabria is also an up-and-coming producer of fine wines.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
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.