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:  11 h 30 min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Figline e Incisa Valdarno, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
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: don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and visit Las Ramblas.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona journey builder website .

Boston, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Boston in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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 6th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Milan day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Milan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in September since evenings lows in Milan dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, then explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Vecchio, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence online itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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 ©
Explore Figline e Incisa Valdarno's surroundings by going to Castello di Albola (in Radda in Chianti), Badia a Coltibuono (in Gaiole in Chianti) and Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona e Campigna (in Pratovecchio).

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Figline e Incisa Valdarno tour planner .

You can drive from Florence to Figline e Incisa Valdarno in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Figline e Incisa Valdarno

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Biblioteca Comunale di Rignano Sull'Arno, Azienda Agricola Semboloni Fabio, Badia a Coltibuono, Castello di Albola, The Mall
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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: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Figline e Incisa Valdarno to Rome. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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