18 days in Italy, Spain & Amsterdam Itinerary

18 days in Italy, Spain & Amsterdam Itinerary

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18 days in Italy, Spain & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Riga, Latvia
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Riga, Latvia

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 25th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

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

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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip maker site .

Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Seville.

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

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Metropol Parasol and then take some stellar pictures from Seville Cathedral.

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Getting from Rome to Seville by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July in Seville, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de Espana ©
Plaza de Espana
Seville Cathedral ©
Seville Cathedral

3
days
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, nature, shopping, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid travel planning website .

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) ©
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the landmark architecture of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa Batllo. On the next day, admire the striking features of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell, then admire all the interesting features of Camp Nou, and finally ponder the design of Magic Fountain (Font Magica).

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You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for slightly colder 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 travel to Amsterdam.

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Park Guell ©
Park Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

4
days
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
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, parks, breweries, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, and browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Barcelona in July: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark

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