14 days in Italy & Barcelona Itinerary

14 days in Italy & Barcelona Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Lampedusa, Italy
— 1 night
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Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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 striking features of Doge's Palace, then explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then look for gifts at I Tre Mercanti, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: stop by 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 Piazza San Marco.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice day trip tool.

Newark, USA to Venice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. August in Venice sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

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, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then stop by Jean Saade, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Easy Living.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip tool.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Florence sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Beaches
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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.
Colosseum and Vatican Museums are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Via Condotti and L'Artigianato. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and stop by Officine Creative Roma.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rome holiday maker app.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 69°F at night. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Lampedusa, Italy

— 1 night
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 8th (Thu), kick back and relax at Cala Croce Beach.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lampedusa route maker.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Lampedusa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. While traveling from Rome, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Lampedusa, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to fly to Palermo.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Palermo, Italy

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Cataldo, stop by Shahidi, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Mondello, then stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio, pick up some local products at Mercato Ballaro, then admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale, and finally look for gifts at Vintage Enoteca.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Palermo tour itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Lampedusa to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Barcelona, Spain

— 2 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.
Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral for their historical value. Head to Passeig de Gracia and Cellarerfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, stroll around Parc Guell, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de La Barceloneta.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Palermo to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; 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) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Italy travel guide

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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.