10 days in Italy & Barcelona Itinerary

10 days in Italy & Barcelona Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights


Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Pantheon and Galleria Borghese. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, take a stroll through Trastevere, get a taste of the local shopping with Via Condotti, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip site.

Doha, Qatar to Rome is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Doha to Rome due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Doha in December, with highs in Rome at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Bring the kids along to Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico. Head to Mercato Centrale and QUOIO By Rough Florencefor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Florence tour itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in Florence sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Milan.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

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 30th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and finally take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

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Take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Florence in December, with highs in Milan at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 31st (Fri), stroll around Parc Guell, kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, then examine the collection at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares), and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then wander the streets of Passeig de Gracia, then make a trip to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planning site.

Fly from Milan to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in December, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Italy travel guide

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.