29 days in Spain, Milan & Rome Itinerary

29 days in Spain, Milan & Rome Itinerary

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29 days in Spain, Milan & Rome Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Alicante, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Bilbao, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  3​h
5
Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

6
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Acueduct of Segovia (in Segovia) and Catedral Primada (in Toledo). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to 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. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Madrid, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in August, expect nights in Madrid to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are much warmer, around 39°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Alicante.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Acueduct of Segovia, Catedral Primada
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alicante: Benidorm (Mundomar & Playa de Levante). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Playa de San Juan, put a fun spin on your tour with Xcapate, make a trip to Explanada de Espana, and take in nature's colorful creations at El Palmeral.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Alicante travel planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Alicante takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Alicante. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Alicante

Parks Beaches Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Benidorm, El Palmeral
Highlights from your plan
Mundomar ©
Mundomar
Playa de San Juan ©
Playa de San Juan
Explanada de Espana ©
Explanada de Espana

5
nights
Bilbao, Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Venture out of the city with trips to San Sebastian - Donostia (Ondarreta Beach, La Concha Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, snap pictures at White Bridge (Zubi Zuri), don't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva, and visit Casco Viejo.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bilbao tour planning website.

Getting from Alicante to Bilbao by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, Bilbao is slightly colder than Alicante - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

San Sebastian - Donostia
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Cathedral of Como (Duomo) (in Como), Turati Centro Nautico Lario (in Argegno) and Villa Monastero (in Varenna). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, get engrossed in the history at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, and admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Bilbao to Milan by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Cathedral of Como (Duomo), Profumeria Bellagio, Monte Grona, Turati Centro Nautico Lario
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Turati Centro Nautico Lario ©
Turati Centro Nautico Lario
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

7
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rome day trip website.

Take a train from Milan to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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