16 days in Italy, Spain & New York City Itinerary

16 days in Italy, Spain & New York City Itinerary

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16 days in Italy, Spain & New York City Itinerary

Newark, United States
Drive:  30​min
New York City, United States
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h 30​min
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle + ferry:  4​h 45​min
Capri, Italy
— 1 night
ferry:  45​min
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
Sorrento, Italy
— Few hours
train:  2​h 45​min
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
Newark, United States

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New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History and then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City holiday planner.

Newark to New York City is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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American Museum of Natural History

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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.
On the 18th (Tue), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally browse the exhibits of Doges' Palace.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Venice holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from New York City to Venice with the Route module. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Capri.

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Porta della Carta ©
Porta della Carta
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square

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Capri, Italy

Capri
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro, steep yourself in history at Villa San Michele, get great views at Monte Solaro Chairlift, then head outdoors with Via Krupp, then admire the natural beauty at Gardens of Augustus, and finally stroll through I Faraglioni.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Capri itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Venice to Capri in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in July, expect nights in Capri to be about the same, around 72°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 89°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Positano.

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I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Villa San Michele
Villa San Michele
Monte Solaro ©
Monte Solaro

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Positano, Italy

Positano ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Palazzo Murat. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and then kick back and relax at Lido Capo di Conca.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Positano holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Capri to Positano in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sorrento.

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Ravello, Lido Capo di Conca
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
On the 23rd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Marina di Puolo, stroll through Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sorrento holiday planner.

Sorrento is just a short distance from Positano. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

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Marina di Puolo ©
Marina di Puolo
Piazza Tasso ©
Piazza Tasso

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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 24th (Mon), make a trip to Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome vacation builder.

Getting from Sorrento to Rome by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Ibiza Town.

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Historic Sites

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Basilica di San Pietro ©
Basilica di San Pietro
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puig de Missa and then kick back and relax at Cala Comte.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Rome to Ibiza Town in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

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Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Puig de Missa ©
Puig de Missa

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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 27th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of La Sagrada Familia, and finally explore the galleries of Casa Milà. On the next day, ponder the design of Magic Fountain (Font Magica) and then pause for some photo ops at Casa Batlló.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Granada.

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La Sagrada Familia ©
La Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batlló ©
Casa Batlló

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Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, then make a trip to Plaza de San Nicolas, and then admire the landmark architecture of Generalife.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Granada custom trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Granada by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Granada, ranging from highs of 95°F to lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Seville.

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Generalife ©
Generalife
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Plaza de San Nicolas ©
Plaza de San Nicolas

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Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla) and then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Seville travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Granada to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

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Seville Cathedral ©
Seville Cathedral
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional del Prado.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Madrid custom trip planner.

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Museo Nacional del Prado ©
Museo Nacional del Prado
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel

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