16 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

16 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  8 h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Figline e Incisa Valdarno, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Boston, United States


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3
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip app .

Boston, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Barcelona. In October, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Boston - with highs of 73°F and lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Turin.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods 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
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, make a trip to Academya Lingue, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, and finally get engrossed in the history at La Macchina del Tempo. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico, don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Re Enzo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Vitale, then don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Medievale.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bologna online road trip planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Bologna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect Bologna to be little chillier, temps between 67°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Classes

Side Trip

Ravenna
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Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Academya Lingue ©
Academya Lingue
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia ©
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Florence trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Turin to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Turin in October, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 71°F. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Figline e Incisa Valdarno.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

2
nights
Figline e Incisa Valdarno, Italy

Figline e Incisa Valdarno ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Castello di Albola (in Radda in Chianti), Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona e Campigna (in Pratovecchio) and Badia a Coltibuono (in Gaiole in Chianti).

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Figline e Incisa Valdarno tour itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Florence to Figline e Incisa Valdarno by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Figline e Incisa Valdarno

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Azienda Agricola Semboloni Fabio, Badia a Coltibuono, Castello di Albola, The Mall, Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona e Campigna
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Castello di Albola ©
Castello di Albola
Badia a Coltibuono ©
Badia a Coltibuono

3
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rome day trip app .

You can drive from Figline e Incisa Valdarno to Rome in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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