13 days in Italy & Spain Itinerary

13 days in Italy & Spain Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights


Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rome online holiday planner.

Kansas City, USA to Rome is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Kansas City to Rome, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kansas City in March, expect nights in Rome to be much colder, around 45°F, while days are little chillier, around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can fly to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

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Milan, Italy

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Poldi Pezzoli. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then examine the collection at Civic Archaeological Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Milan day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Milan, with lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Barcelona, Spain

— 3 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 historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, make a trip to Las Ramblas, and admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

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Getting from Milan to Barcelona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 47°F in Barcelona. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Tours
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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.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 41°F in Madrid. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · 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 · Churches · Landmarks
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.