16 days in Italy, Zagreb & Barcelona Itinerary

16 days in Italy, Zagreb & Barcelona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe planner

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Fly to Rome, Train to Florence
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly

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Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Museo Giorgio Kienerk (in Fauglia), Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Brain In A Cage (in Livorno). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip planning app.

Cairo, Egypt to Florence is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Cairo to Florence, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairo in January; daily highs in Florence reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

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Venice, Italy

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Gallerie delle Prigioni (in Treviso), Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani, Scrovegni Chapel, &more) and Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Arche Scaligere, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

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Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, Venice is slightly colder than Florence - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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Zagreb, Croatia

— 1 night

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 11th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, walk around Zrinjevac, make a trip to Tunel Gric, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, then stop by Break Time, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Zagreb planning website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Zagreb takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Venice in January; daily highs in Zagreb reach 5°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, visit Las Ramblas, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip app.

Fly from Zagreb to Barcelona in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Zagreb in January, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Italy travel guide

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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.