14 days in Italy & Spain Itinerary

14 days in Italy & Spain Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights


Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Family-friendly places like Colosseum and Trevi Fountain will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini, and browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary maker app.

Edmonton, Canada to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Edmonton to Rome, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Edmonton in May: high temperatures in Rome hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
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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.
Attractions like Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Piazzale Michelangelo make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence route planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Florence. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Venice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, then browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, and finally make a trip to Piazza San Marco.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take a stroll through Las Ramblas and then stroll around Parc Guell. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, then don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, then make a trip to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona tour site.

Fly from Venice to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can fly to Madrid.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Prado National Museum and Casa de Campo. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico, and make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Madrid itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Madrid when traveling from Barcelona in May, with lows around 13°C. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Italy travel guide

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.

Spain travel guide

Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
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.