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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Acueduct of Segovia (in Segovia) and Catedral Primada (in Toledo). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and stroll around Parque del Retiro.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Madrid journey tool.

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. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Alicante.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Acueduct of Segovia, Catedral Primada
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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). The adventure continues: stroll through Playa de San Juan, admire the natural beauty at El Palmeral, don't miss a visit to Explanada de Espana, and test your problem-solving skills at Xcapate.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Alicante day trip tool.

Getting from Madrid to Alicante by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Alicante. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Alicante

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Benidorm, El Palmeral
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bilbao: San Sebastian - Donostia (Ondarreta Beach, La Concha Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, make a trip to Taberna Plaza Nueva, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Azkorri, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bilbao trip planning site.

You can fly from Alicante to Bilbao in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Alicante in August, expect Bilbao to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

San Sebastian - Donostia
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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 Milan's surroundings by going to Cathedral of Como (Duomo) (in Como), Villa Monastero (in Varenna) and Turati Centro Nautico Lario (in Argegno). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, and contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Milan trip planner.

You can fly from Bilbao to Milan in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 28°C, while at night they dip 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 Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Cathedral of Como (Duomo), Villa Monastero, Turati Centro Nautico Lario, Isola Comacina
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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: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, make a trip to Roman Forum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

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You can take a train from Milan to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. 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
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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