27 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

27 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Alicante, Spain
— 3 nights
3
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 3 nights
4
Bilbao, Spain
— 3 nights
5
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
6
San Gimignano, Italy
— 4 nights
7
Campagnano di Roma, Italy
— 3 nights

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll explore and learn at Prado National Museum and Museo del Greco. Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral Primada are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Plaza Mayor, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary planning site.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Madrid is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Alicante.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

3
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.
On the 27th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de San Juan and then enjoy the sand and surf at Platja del Postiguet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Levante and then enjoy the sand and surf at Poniente Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Alicante vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Madrid to Alicante in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Alicante, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Alicante

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Benidorm, Platja del Postiguet
Highlights from your plan
Playa de San Juan ©
Playa de San Juan
Playa de Levante ©
Playa de Levante
Poniente Beach ©
Poniente Beach

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Concha Beach and Ondarreta Beach. Miramar Palace and Buen Pastor Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take a stroll through Parte Vieja, get your game on at Let's get Basque!, and look for gifts at Ganbara.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia trip planner.

You can fly from Alicante to San Sebastian - Donostia in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Alicante in August; daily highs in San Sebastian - Donostia reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Food Tours
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja

3
nights
Bilbao, Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa de Langre and Playa de Azkorri. Visit Casco Viejo and Basilica of Begona for their historical value. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Nicolas, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and take in the views from Puente Zubizuri.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bilbao trip planner.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Bilbao

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Playa de Langre
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Playa de Langre ©
Playa de Langre

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Milano and Il Cenacolo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castello Sforzesco and Castello di Vezio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Lido di Menaggio (in Menaggio), Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina) and Melissa Beach di Annunziata Silvio (in Golasecca). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Bilbao to Milan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Milan, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Lido di Menaggio, Villa del Balbianello, Melissa Beach di Annunziata Silvio, Castello di Vezio
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Guardastelle Vineyard and Duomo di Siena. Museum-lovers will get to explore Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico and Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Gimignano: Siena (Piazza del Campo, Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli , &more) and Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate).

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Gimignano trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Milan to San Gimignano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in San Gimignano are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Campagnano di Roma.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Siena, Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
Highlights from your plan
Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

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Campagnano di Roma, Italy

Campagnano di Roma ©
Campagnano di Roma is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Rome in the Italian region Latium, located about 30km northwest of Rome. Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Peter's Basilica and Cupola di San Pietro. Get out of town with these interesting Campagnano di Roma side-trips: Vatican City (Stanze di Raffaello, La Pieta, &more), Moai Beach (in Passo Oscuro) and Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare (in Maccarese). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Sabbianera Super Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Campagnano di Roma trip itinerary maker.

Getting from San Gimignano to Campagnano di Roma by car takes about 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Campagnano di Roma can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Campagnano di Roma

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Vatican City, Moai Beach, Sabbianera Super Beach, Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro

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