45 days in Spain, Italy & London Itinerary

45 days in Spain, Italy & London Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Lucca, Italy
— 5 nights
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San Vito lo Capo, Italy
— 5 nights
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Otranto, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly to Naples, Ferry to Capri
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Capri, Italy
— 9 nights
Ferry to Naples, Fly to Barcelona
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Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
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Seville, Spain
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Cupola di San Pietro. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Villa Borghese. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica in Ostia Antica, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campidoglio, and take an in-depth tour of Welcome To Rome.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in August; daily highs in Rome reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can fly to Lucca.
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Lucca, Italy — 5 nights

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Visit Le mura di Lucca and Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro for their historical value. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bagno Carlo and Bagno Angelo. Explore Lucca's surroundings by going to Rocca di Vicopisano (del Brunelleschi) (in Vicopisano), Duomo di Pietrasanta (in Pietrasanta) and Castello di Lerici (in Lerici). And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, admire the natural beauty at Palazzo Pfanner, examine the collection at Puccini Museum - Casa Natale, and step into the grandiose world of Castello dei Vicari.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lucca road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Lucca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in August, Lucca is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to San Vito lo Capo.
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San Vito lo Capo, Italy — 5 nights

A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
You'll get in some beach time at Spiaggia di Macari and Calette Santa Margherita. Santuario di San Vito and Chiesa e Monastero di San Francesco d'Assisi will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Vito lo Capo: Trapani (Sicilia Bedda & Corso Vittorio Emanuele di Trapani). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Acqua Azzurra, take advantage of the amenities at Stabilimento Balneare Al Sabbione, and stroll through Cala Tonnarella dell'Uzzo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Vito lo Capo day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Lucca to San Vito lo Capo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Lucca in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Vito lo Capo, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can fly to Otranto.
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Otranto, Italy — 5 nights

Otranto is a town and comune in the province of Lecce (Apulia, Italy), in a fertile region once famous for its breed of horses.It is located on the east coast of the Salento peninsula. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Centro Storico Otranto and Punta Palascia Lighthouse. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spiaggia della Grotta Verde and Baia dei Turchi. Explore Otranto's surroundings by going to Gallipoli (Antica Farmacia Provenzano, Basilica Cattedrale di Sant'Agata, &more), Centro Storico di Presicce (in Presicce) and Papeete Salentino (in Torre Pali). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Cala dell'Acquaviva, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Pietro, get great views at Cape Palascia, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Popolo di Muro Leccese.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Otranto route planner.

You can fly from San Vito lo Capo to Otranto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from San Vito lo Capo in September, Otranto is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Capri.
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Capri, Italy — 9 nights

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Marina Grande Beach and Monte Solaro. Relax by the water at Marina Grande Public Beach and Marina Piccola. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, visit a coastal fixture at Punta Carena Lighthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Michele, and take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Capri online visit planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Otranto to Capri in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Otranto in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Capri, with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 6 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Boqueria and El Born. Venture out of the city with trips to La Playa de Sitges (in Sitges), Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt (in Santa Coloma de Cervello) and Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona (in Castelldefels). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona online travel route builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Capri to Barcelona in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In September, daytime highs in Barcelona are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 3 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija and Las Duenas Palace. Explore hidden gems such as Barrio Santa Cruz and Royal Tobacco Factory. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, steep yourself in history at Iglesia de la Magdalena, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla de San Jose, and delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Seville journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Seville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Seville sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 6 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Natural History Museum and National Gallery. Visit Buckingham Palace and Wallace Collection for their historical value. Take a break from London with a short trip to Hampton Court Palace in East Molesey, about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Westminster Cathedral.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our London day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Seville to London takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seville in September, with highs in London at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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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.
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Puglia travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Churches
Situated at the southeastern tip of the country, Puglia forms the heel on the "boot" of Italy. First colonized by Mycenaean Greeks, the region flourished during Roman times as a major producer of grain and oil. Today, Puglia remains a predominantly agricultural part of the country, though its warm and sunny coastal weather makes it a favorite holiday destination with an ever-increasing number of tourists. The long coastline features attractions like sun-kissed beaches and lively resorts, many of which are overlooked by limestone cliffs. Deeper inland, Puglia is largely flat, a land of charming villages and world-class cuisine. Here, you'll find olive oil, grapes, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and fresh seafood to give you sustenance as you continue sightseeing. Despite its reputation as a producer of some Italy's best food and wines, Puglia still has numerous rural corners that most tourists have yet to explore.
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Spain travel guide

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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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