26 days in Spain, United Kingdom & Italy Itinerary

26 days in Spain, United Kingdom & Italy Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Sitges, Spain
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Naples, Italy
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 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 8th (Thu), walk around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona sightseeing tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect Barcelona to be much warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for Sitges.
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Sitges, Spain — 3 nights

Sitges is a town about 35 kilometres southwest of Barcelona, in Catalonia, renowned worldwide for its Film Festival and Carnival. Change things up with these side-trips from Sitges: Salou (Illuminated Fountain, PortAventura, &more), Anfiteatro de Tarragona (in Tarragona) and Arco de Triunfo de Bara (in Roda de Bara). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through La Playa de Sitges, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stop by Ernesto de Barcelona, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sant Bartomeu & Santa Tecla.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sitges online itinerary builder.

Drive from Barcelona to Sitges in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Edinburgh.
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Theme Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to The Royal Mile, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and get to know the fascinating history of Edinburgh Old Town.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh itinerary website.

Getting from Sitges to Edinburgh by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sitges to Edinburgh. Traveling from Sitges in June, expect Edinburgh to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Newark-on-Trent.
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): indulge your taste buds at The Real Milk Company, then contemplate the long history of The Workhouse, Southwell, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hawks Of Steele, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Eden Hall Day Spa. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Steep Hill, then steep yourself in history at Lincoln Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Lincoln Castle, and finally take an in-depth tour of David P J Ross Magna Carta Vault.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Newark-on-Trent trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Newark-on-Trent takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Newark-on-Trent when traveling from Edinburgh in June, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 6 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Food Tours (in Sorrento), Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, &more) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Museo di Santa Luciella ai Librai, and browse the exhibits of Museo Cappella Sansevero.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Naples trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Newark-on-Trent to Naples by combination of train and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark-on-Trent to Naples is 1 hour. Traveling from Newark-on-Trent in June, expect nights in Naples to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Palermo.
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Palermo, Italy — 5 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palermo: Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta), Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico, don't miss a visit to Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo, and contemplate the long history of Norman Palace.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Palermo itinerary planner.

You can fly from Naples to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
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.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.
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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.
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Sicily travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.
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