27 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

27 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

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27 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Bilbao, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Benidorm, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Alicante, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h
7
Turin, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
San Gimignano, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace of Madrid and Iglesia de San Ildefonso Jesuitas. Do some cultural sightseeing at Prado National Museum and Gran Via. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (San Roman Church, Museo del Greco, &more) and Playa del Alberche (in Aldea del Fresno). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, take a stroll through Barrio de Salamanca, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Isidro.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid vacation builder.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Madrid is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Madrid is 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in September, with highs in Madrid at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Toledo, Playa del Alberche
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
nights
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Castillo de la Mota, then wander the streets of Parte Vieja, then step into the grandiose world of Miramar Palace, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Zurriola Beach, then contemplate the long history of Historic Center of Hondarribia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Buen Pastor Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Ganbara.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia trip planner.

Fly from Madrid to San Sebastian - Donostia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Madrid, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Sebastian - Donostia, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Historic Center of Hondarribia
Highlights from your plan
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja
Zurriola Beach ©
Zurriola Beach

3
nights
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
On the 8th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Azkorri, then snap pictures at White Bridge (Zubi Zuri), then visit Casco Viejo, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, then kick back and relax at Playa Verde, and finally make a trip to Taberna Plaza Nueva.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bilbao trip planning app.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Bilbao are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Benidorm.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum ©
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

1
night
Benidorm, Spain

Benidorm ©
A major seaside resort on the famous Costa Blanca, Benidorm was built compactly, thanks to the foresight of a local government administrator in the 1960s, who had a vision for a holiday destination that would grow upwards.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): wander the streets of El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm, make a trip to Placa del Castell, then make a trip to Balcon del Mediterraneo, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Levante.

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Traveling by flight from Bilbao to Benidorm takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bilbao in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Benidorm. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Alicante.

Things to do in Benidorm

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Levante ©
Playa de Levante
El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm ©
El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm
Placa del Castell ©
Placa del Castell

2
nights
Alicante, Spain

Alicante ©
As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Juan and then admire the verdant scenery at Guadalest Valley. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Santa Barbara, then enjoy the sand and surf at Las Salinas de Torrevieja, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Mata Beach.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Alicante tour website.

Drive from Benidorm to Alicante in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a tram. In September, daily temperatures in Alicante can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Alicante

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Torrevieja
Highlights from your plan
Guadalest Valley ©
Guadalest Valley
Playa de San Juan ©
Playa de San Juan
Castillo de Santa Barbara ©
Castillo de Santa Barbara

4
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Milano and Monumental Cemetery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castello Sforzesco and Chiesa di San Giorgio. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina) and Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar (in Griante). There's much more to do: shop like a local with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, browse the exhibits of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, go for a walk through I Navigli, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip builder site.

Getting from Alicante to Milan by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Alicante in September: high temperatures in Milan hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Chiesa di San Giorgio, Villa del Balbianello, Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

few
hours
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 17th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Turin trip planning tool.

Getting from Milan to Turin by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Milan in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Turin, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

5
nights
San Gimignano, Italy

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Visit Duomo di Siena and Basilica Cateriniana Di S. Domenico for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Guardastelle Vineyard and Centro Storico di Siena. Change things up with these side-trips from San Gimignano: Siena (Torre del Mangia, Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, &more), Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino) and Cala Violina (in Scarlino). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di San Gimignano and contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of San Gimignano.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Gimignano day trip tool.

You can drive from Turin to San Gimignano in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Turin in September, plan for a bit warmer days in San Gimignano, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Siena, Abbazia di San Galgano, Cala Violina
Highlights from your plan
Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at V Lounge Beach Club and Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Sabbianera Super Beach in Anguillara Sabazia, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

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Getting from San Gimignano to Rome by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Rome sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare, Sabbianera Super Beach
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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