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
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Alicante, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h 15​min
3
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Bilbao, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
San Gimignano, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Campagnano di Roma, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  24​h
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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 Lazaro Galdiano. Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace of Madrid and Casa de Campo are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Catedral Primada & Museo del Greco). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip planner.

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. Traveling from Buenos Aires in August, you will find days in Madrid are warmer (39°C), and nights are a bit warmer (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Alicante.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): stroll through Playa de San Juan. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Playa de Levante and then kick back and relax at Poniente Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Alicante day trip planning site.

Getting from Madrid to Alicante by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Alicante, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Alicante

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Benidorm
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Playa de Levante ©
Playa de Levante
Playa de San Juan ©
Playa de San Juan
Poniente Beach ©
Poniente Beach

3
nights
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

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, kick back and relax at Zurriola Beach, get your game on at Let's get Basque!, and look for gifts at Ganbara.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Alicante to San Sebastian - Donostia in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. 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 take a bus to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Food Tours
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja

3
nights
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
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 Azkorri and Playa de Langre. Visit Casco Viejo and Iglesia de San Nicolas for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, don't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and get your game on at Formula Racing.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bilbao itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by bus from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Bilbao

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa de Langre
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Playa de Langre ©
Playa de Langre
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

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.
Relax by the water at Lido di Menaggio and Melissa Beach. Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Castello di Vezio (in Vezio) and Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo.

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Traveling by flight from Bilbao to Milan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Milan sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Melissa Beach, Villa del Balbianello, Castello di Vezio, Lido di Menaggio
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).

To find ratings, reviews, 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 do a combination of flight and bus. 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

Wineries Historic Sites Classes

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

3
nights
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 Stanze di Raffaello. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Peter's Basilica and St. Peter's Square. Get out of town with these interesting Campagnano di Roma side-trips: Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare (in Maccarese), Vatican City (Sistine Chapel, La Pieta, &more) and Moai Beach (in Passo Oscuro). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Sabbianera Super Beach.

To see photos, ratings, 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 3.5 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, Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare, Sabbianera Super Beach, Moai Beach
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Sistine Chapel ©
Sistine Chapel

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