10 days in Italy & Barcelona Itinerary

10 days in Italy & Barcelona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Pantheon and Trastevere. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and wander the streets of Via Condotti.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip site.

Doha, Qatar to Rome is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Doha to Rome due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Doha in December, with highs in Rome at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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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.
Bring the kids along to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Campanile di Giotto. Head to Mercato Centrale and QUOIO By Rough Florencefor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Florence sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Florence, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and finally take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

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Take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Florence in December, with highs in Milan at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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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 31st (Fri), stroll around Parc Guell, kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, then examine the collection at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares), and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria. On your second day here, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then wander the streets of Passeig de Gracia, then make a trip to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planning site.

Fly from Milan to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in December, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.