18 days in Italy, Spain & Amsterdam Itinerary

18 days in Italy, Spain & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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Seville, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary planner.

Riga, Latvia to Venice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riga to Venice due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Riga in June; daily highs in Venice reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, make a trip to Piazza Navona, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to fly to Seville.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Seville, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Towers

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.
On the 1st (Sun), don't miss a visit to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol) and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Seville trip builder app.

Fly from Rome to Seville in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Madrid are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Barcelona, Spain

— 3 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.
On the 6th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the landmark architecture of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, then stroll around Parc Guell, then catch a live event at Camp Nou, and finally admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), stroll around Vondelpark, and pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam road trip planning website.

Getting from Barcelona to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in July, things will get a bit cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.