19 days in Italy, Spain & Chamonix Itinerary

19 days in Italy, Spain & Chamonix Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Chamonix, France
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Geneva, Fly to Marbella
Marbella, Spain
— 3 nights
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights


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 2nd (Sun): make a trip to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Rome is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Dammam to Rome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dammam in July, you will find days in Rome are colder (37°C), and nights are little chillier (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly to Milan.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Milan, Italy — 4 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.
Bring the kids along to Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Castelnuovo del Garda (Gardaland Park & Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium), Mura di Lazise (in Lazise) and Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Arena di Verona, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Tecla, and see the interesting displays at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Milan route planning site.

You can fly from Rome to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Milan when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chamonix.
Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
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Chamonix, France — 4 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Parasailing & Paragliding and Aiguille du Midi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chamonix: Annecy (Lake Annecy & La Vieille Ville), Les Gorges du Fier (in Lovagny) and Chevrerie Des Confins (in La Clusaz). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Parc de Merlet, get outside with Compagnie du Mont Blanc, admire the masterpieces at Musee Alpin, and take in the awesome beauty at Brevent Cable Car.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chamonix trip planner.

Getting from Milan to Chamonix by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Marbella.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Marbella, Spain — 3 nights

Spanish Riviera

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Family-friendly places like Born to be Wild and Waterskiing & Jetskiing will thrill your kids. Take a break from Marbella with a short trip to Parque De La Paloma in Benalmadena, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, stroll through Puerto Banus Marina, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc, and make a trip to Torre de Banos o Casasola.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Marbella trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Chamonix to Marbella in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Marbella can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Venture out of the city with trips to Lloret de Mar (Kayaking & Canoeing, PlayVR Lloret, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Barcelona road trip planning website.

Getting from Marbella to Barcelona by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Parks
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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.