13 days in Italy & Spain Itinerary

13 days in Italy & Spain Itinerary

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13 days in Italy & Spain Itinerary

Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
3
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Murano, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Doha, Qatar

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then explore the galleries of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona travel site .

Doha, Qatar to Barcelona is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Doha to Barcelona. Traveling from Doha in March, you will find days in Barcelona are colder (19°C), and nights are slightly colder (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 31st (Sat), stroll around Parque del Retiro, then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid itinerary app .

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in March, plan for little chillier nights in Madrid, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

1
night
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 1st (Sun), contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, admire the local landmark of Pilar de Carlos V, and then admire the natural beauty at Generalife.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada sightseeing planner.

Fly from Madrid to Granada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks
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Generalife ©
Generalife
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Pilar de Carlos V ©
Pilar de Carlos V

1
night
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 2nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Milan trip itinerary app .

Fly from Granada to Milan in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. April in Milan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Murano.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano

2
nights
Murano, Italy

Murano
On the 3rd (Tue), explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

Before you visit Murano, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a train from Milan to Murano in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Murano

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Venice
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
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 5th (Thu): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and then examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Florence day trip site .

Getting from Murano to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

2
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.
On the 7th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rome trip site .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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