18 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

18 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary builder
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Maspalomas, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6

Maspalomas, Spain — 3 nights

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Get in touch with nature at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas and Playa de Amadores. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa de Maspalomas and Playa de Mogan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maspalomas: Karapat Dive (in Telde) and Las Canteras Beach (in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria). It doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Buggy Pirates Gran Canaria and relax and rejuvenate at Thai Holistic Massage.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas day trip tool.

Portland, USA to Maspalomas is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Maspalomas is 8 hours. Traveling from Portland in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Maspalomas, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can fly to Barcelona.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): stroll around Parc Guell, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally stop by El Barri Gòtic. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pick up some local products at La Boqueria, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona visit planner.

Getting from Maspalomas to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Ravello.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Ravello, Italy — 3 nights

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Escape the urban bustle at Fornillo and Lido di Ravello. Step out of Ravello with an excursion to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Positano--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di castiglione, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, and steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ravello attractions planning site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Ravello takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Rome.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rome road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Ravello in July, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Piazza del Duomo and Duomo di Siena. You'll explore and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Battistero di San Giovanni & Piazza del Campo). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find ratings and tourist information, use the Florence tour itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Florence, with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

Venice, Italy — 3 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Get some cultural insight at Cannaregio and Piazza San Marco. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, and make a trip to St Mark's Campanile.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

Spain travel guide

4.5
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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.