17 days in Italy & Spain Itinerary

17 days in Italy & Spain Itinerary

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17 days in Italy & Spain Itinerary

Newark, United States
Fly:  12​h 30​min
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Positano, Italy
— Few hours
ferry:  45​min
Capri, Italy
— 3 nights
ferry + shuttle + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
Newark, United States

2
days
Rome, Italy

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 16th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, make a trip to Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then make a trip to St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), and finally make a trip to Trevi Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome custom trip planner.

Newark, USA to Rome is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Rome. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Positano.

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Sightseeing Historic Sites

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Vatican City
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Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon

1
day
Positano, Italy

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
On the 18th (Tue), stop by Theodora Moda Positano and then kick back and relax at Fornillo.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Positano vacation builder.

You can drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Capri.

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Beaches Parks Shopping
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Fornillo
Theodora Moda Positano

2
days
Capri, Italy

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
On the 19th (Wed), get great views at Monte Solaro Chairlift, take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele, don't miss a visit to Belvedere Cannone, take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens of Augustus, then take a memorable drive along Via Krupp, and finally stop by Eco Capri. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Rubino Sergio, take in panoramic vistas at Belvedere di Migliara, take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, then take in panoramic vistas at Belvedere di Tragara, then look for gifts at Carthusia, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Capri tour planner.

Getting from Positano to Capri by ferry takes about an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Capri can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Venice.

Things to do in Capri

Sightseeing Shopping Museums

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Anacapri
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I Faraglioni
Monte Solaro
Monte Solaro

1
day
Venice, Italy

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of Doges' Palace.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice vacation builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Capri to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Capri in July, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 83°F. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

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Doges' Palace
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco

3
days
Barcelona, Spain

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 sightseeing, parks, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at La Sagrada Familia, stroll through Park Güell, appreciate the history behind Casa Batlló, and explore the galleries of Casa Milà.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Barcelona holiday planner.

You can fly from Venice to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

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La Sagrada Familia
Magic Fountain (Font Magica)
Park Güell

3
days
Ibiza Town, Spain

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cala Comte and Kentucky Derby. Take a break from Ibiza Town with a short trip to Cala Bassa in Sant Antoni de Portmany, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: choose your vessel at Catamaran Ibiza Charteralia, wander the streets of Dalt Vila, explore the historical opulence of Castle of Ibiza, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cala d en Serra.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Ibiza Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Ibiza Town can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Beaches Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kentucky Derby, Cala Bassa
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Cala Comte
Cala Bassa
Castle of Ibiza

2
days
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 30th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, then take in nature's colorful creations at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional del Prado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, explore the galleries of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Madrid online itinerary creator.

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Madrid when traveling from Ibiza Town in July, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Sightseeing Museums Historic Sites
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Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)
Museo Nacional del Prado
Royal Palace of Madrid

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