17 days in Italy, Madrid & Mexico City Itinerary

17 days in Italy, Madrid & Mexico City Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Milan, Italy
— 1 day
Drive
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Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Siena, Italy
Drive
5
Assisi, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Orvieto, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
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Pompeii, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Sorrento, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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Mexico City, Mexico
— 1 night

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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.
On the 28th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and finally admire the striking features of Estacion de Atocha. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary builder.

Mexico City, Mexico to Madrid is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in July: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 40°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly to Milan.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Milan, Italy

— 1 day

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 (Sat): steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and then admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Milan road trip app.

Fly from Madrid to Milan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Madrid in July: highs in Milan hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:

Verona, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
On the 31st (Sun), don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and finally delve into the distant past at Arena di Verona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Garda and then steep yourself in history at Museo di Castelvecchio.

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You can drive from Milan to Verona in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

Siena, Italy

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Siena itinerary planning website.

Drive from Verona to Siena in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Siena are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 1st (Mon), you're off to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Assisi, Italy

— 1 night

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 2nd (Tue), do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and then do a tasting at Azienda Agraria Saio.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Assisi online road trip planner.

Getting from Siena to Assisi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Assisi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Orvieto.

Things to do in Assisi

Wineries · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Orvieto, Italy

— 1 night

Green Heart of Italy

The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
On the 3rd (Wed), awaken your taste buds at OrvietoBikeTour and then learn about winemaking at Decugnano dei Barbi.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Orvieto trip app.

You can drive from Assisi to Orvieto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Orvieto, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Pompeii.

Things to do in Orvieto

Wineries · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Pompeii, Italy

— 2 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 4th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, then contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, and finally delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park. Keep things going the next day: race across the water with a speed boat tour.

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You can fly from Orvieto to Pompeii in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Pompeii when traveling from Orvieto in August, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Pompeii

Tours · Outdoors · Transportation · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Sorrento, Italy

— 2 nights

Land of the Sirens

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 6th (Sat), see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Arienzo Beach Club, Positano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sorrento road trip site.

You can drive from Pompeii to Sorrento in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Sorrento are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): make a trip to Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and then make a trip to Spanish Steps.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Getting from Sorrento to Rome by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

Madrid, Spain

— 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): make a trip to Puerta del Sol, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Madrid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Mexico City.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

Mexico City, Mexico

— 1 night

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally browse the exhibits of Museo Frida Kahlo.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mexico City online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Mexico City takes 15.5 hours. Traveling from Madrid to Mexico City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in August, expect Mexico City to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

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.