28 days in Italy & Spain Itinerary

28 days in Italy & Spain Itinerary

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Palermo, Italy
— 1 night
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Taormina, Italy
— 2 nights
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Train to Messina Centrale, Ferry to Villa S.Giovanni, Train to Naples
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Forio, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Como, Italy
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 day
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 2 nights
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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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Seville, Spain
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Palermo, Italy

— 1 night
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santissimo Salvatore, Palermo, see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesano di Palermo (Le Stanze dei Vescovi), then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Chiara, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Monastery of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Palermo vacation planner.

Athens, Greece to Palermo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Palermo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Taormina, Italy

— 2 nights
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.
Visit Isola Bella and Lido Mazzaro for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ancient Theatre of Taormina and Duomo di Taormina. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with Blue Sea Diving Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Castelmola, and go for a walk through Chiesa Madonna della Rocca.

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Getting from Palermo to Taormina by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Taormina can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Naples, Italy

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the galleries of Museo delle Arti Sanitarie, get engrossed in the history at Museo delle Torture, admire the masterpieces at Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta, explore the ancient world of The Neapolis Buried, then steep yourself in history at Decumani di Napoli, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara. On your second day here, catch a live event at Anfiteatro Romano, explore the ancient world of House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), delve into the distant past at Forum, then contemplate the long history of Lupanar, then explore the ancient world of Terme del Foro, and finally explore the ancient world of Casa del Fauno.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Naples travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Taormina to Naples in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Taormina in October, plan for little chillier nights in Naples, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Forio.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Forio, Italy

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Vito, then identify plant and animal life at Associazione Nemo - mare, cultura, territorio, then stroll through Maronti Beach, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Mare. On your second day here, soothe aching muscles at Aenaria Beauty Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Maria delle Grazie in San Pietro, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia della Chiaia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa dell’Arciconfraternita di Santa Maria Visitapoveri a Forio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Gaetano.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Forio online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Naples to Forio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October in Forio, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Forio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Vatican Necropolis, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Prassede, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria della Vittoria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Ancient Art in Barberini Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Venezia.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Forio to Rome takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Forio in October since evenings lows in Rome dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 16th (Sat), examine the collection at Stibbert Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Accademia di Belle Arti, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florence travel route planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, don't miss a visit to Scala Contarini del Bovolo, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campo del Ghetto, then visit Cannaregio, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip planning site.

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Como.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Como, Italy

— 1 night

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): browse the fresh offerings at Micromercato Moltrasio, steep yourself in history at Moltrasio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Montorfano, then head outdoors with Aero Club Como, and finally examine the collection at Museo Didattico della Seta.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Como trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Venice to Como takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Como can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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.
On the 21st (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di Chiaravalle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then examine the collection at Gallerie d’Italia, and finally get engrossed in the history at Villa Necchi Campiglio. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio and then contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Milan itinerary planner.

Getting from Como to Milan by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums

Barcelona, Spain

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Barcelona road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Milan in October; daily highs in Barcelona reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): examine the collection at Palau March Museu, explore the historical opulence of Castell de Bellver, then enjoy the sand and surf at Illetas Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Palma Nova Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your senses at Mallorca Wine Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Mallorca, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Eulalia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Sant Francesc, and finally contemplate the long history of Sa Llotja.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Palma de Mallorca holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Palma de Mallorca can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Ibiza Town, Spain

— 2 nights

Party Capital of Europe

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
On the 26th (Tue), examine the collection at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, then see the interesting displays at Museu d'art Contemporani d'Eivissa, then explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, and finally wander the streets of Dalt Vila.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Ibiza Town holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Ibiza Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Palma de Mallorca in October, Ibiza Town is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Valencia, Spain

— 4 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Explore hidden gems such as Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and La Lonja de la Seda. You'll explore and learn at El Museo Nacional de Ceramica y de las Artes Suntuarias Gonzalez Marti and Centre Arqueològic de l'Almoina. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, kick back and relax at Patacona beach, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Valencia trip planner.

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Valencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. October in Valencia sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Valencia

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Madrid, Spain

— 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museo Cerralbo, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid. On the next day, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Valencia to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Valencia in October; daily highs in Madrid reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Seville, Spain

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Hospital de los Venerables, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de la Magdalena, then pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de los Marineros, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza del Triunfo.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in November, with highs in Seville at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Museums

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.

Isola d'Ischia travel guide

3.9
Thermal Spas · Castles · Beaches
Floating in the Bay of Naples, mountainous Isola d'Ischia boasts a 34 km (21 mi) long coastline. Nearly 6 million tourists vacation on this volcanic island every year, attracted by its famous thermal spas, beaches, and excellent food. The largest of its beachside towns, e Ischia, often called the Green Island, features a temperate climate allowing a range of Mediterranean plants to thrive in the fertile volcanic soil. On the southern side of the island, you'll see palms, cacti, and agave plants. Other places to visit include the almond groves, vineyards, and olive plantations that cover the northern side of Ischia. Farther away from the island's coastline, you can explore villas, gardens, and ancient towers.

Lake Como travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · 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.

Ibiza travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Bars & Clubs
Famous for its vibrant nightlife and numerous near-perfect beaches, Ibiza also features a rustic countryside few casual visitors ever get to see. Seaside festivals offer a convenient opportunity to soak up lots of local culture, but for a taste of genuine island life try to get away from the overcrowded tourist spots along the most popular sections of the coast. Though for many visitors Ibiza remains synonymous with endless raves on the waterfront, savvier travelers explore the island’s unspoiled northeast, which is covered by thick pine forests and olive groves. Away from the jostling tourist crowds you can experience the island’s lesser-known charms, including quiet wooded trails, secluded bays, and outstanding vineyards.