12 days in Italy, Mumbai & Barcelona Itinerary

12 days in Italy, Mumbai & Barcelona Itinerary

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12 days in Italy, Mumbai & Barcelona Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  12​h
1
Mumbai, India
— 1 day
Fly:  14​h 15​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
day
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 15th (Wed), take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, kick back and relax at Chowpatty Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, then admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally wander the streets of Dharavi.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mumbai day trip planning website .

London, UK to Mumbai is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in Mumbai at 39°C and lows at 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Mumbai

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Dharavi ©
Dharavi
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 16th (Thu), admire the striking features of Pantheon, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On the next day, take a stroll through Trastevere, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, and then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rome holiday builder website .

You can fly from Mumbai to Rome in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Rome is minus 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in May: highs in Rome hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza del Campo and Piazza della Signoria. Get a sense of the local culture at Uffizi Galleries and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Monteriggioni to see Fattoria Lornano about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Fattoria Lornano, Piazza del Campo
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Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Cannaregio, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally don't miss a visit to Dorsoduro.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Venice driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio

2
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Magic Fountain (Font Magica). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Passeig de Gracia and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, examine the collection at Museo Picasso, wander the streets of Carrer Petritxol, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner .

Fly from Venice to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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