14 days in Italy & Barcelona Itinerary

14 days in Italy & Barcelona Itinerary

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14 days in Italy & Barcelona Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  17​h
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
Lampedusa, Italy
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h
Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Newark, United States

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then look for gifts at I Tre Mercanti, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On the next day, look for gifts at L'artista della barbaria, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then look for gifts at BrAgora, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Newark, USA to Venice is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Venice is 6 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square

2
days
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stop by Goccia Shoes, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then look for gifts at Jean Saade, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Florence sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 64°F at night. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Rome.

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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
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Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia

3
days
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Popular historic sites such as Vatican Museums and Piazza Navona are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Via Condotti or L'Artigianato. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sistine Chapel, and stop by Officine Creative Roma.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome road trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 69°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Thu) before leaving for Lampedusa.

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Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

0
days
Lampedusa, Italy

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lampedusa visit planner.

You can fly from Rome to Lampedusa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Lampedusa: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Palermo.

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Cala Croce Beach ©
Cala Croce Beach

2
days
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Cataldo, look for gifts at Shahidi, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Mondello, then steep yourself in history at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio, pick up some local products at Mercato Ballaro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palazzo dei Normanni e Cappella Palatina, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Monreale, and finally stop by Vintage Enoteca.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Palermo trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Lampedusa to Palermo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Palermo

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Monreale
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Church of San Cataldo ©
Church of San Cataldo

3
days
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Popular historic sites such as Casa Batllo and Barcelona Cathedral are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Passeig de Gracia, stop by Cellarer, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Barceloneta, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner .

You can fly from Palermo to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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