32 days in Croatia, Spain & Italy Itinerary

32 days in Croatia, Spain & Italy Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 7 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 8 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Ancona, Italy
— 4 nights
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Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
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Split, Croatia
— 5 nights

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Casco Historico de Toledo. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and Rio Creative Art Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Segovia (Valle del Clamores, Old City, &more). There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, and get out on two wheels at Beebiker.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Madrid road trip planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Madrid is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Edmonton to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Edmonton in May, with highs in Madrid at 28°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Picasso and En construccio. Do your shopping at La Boqueria and Passeig de Gracia. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Platja de Canyelles (in Lloret de Mar), Begur (Playa Sa Riera & Cala de l'Illa Roja) and Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at La playa de Tamariu, stroll through Playa de La Barceloneta, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
El Barri Gòtic
4.7
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Art Museum
Museu Picasso
4.0

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step out of the city life by going to V Lounge Beach Club and Mediterranea. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Trastevere. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, wander the streets of Via Condotti, and raise your glass at Soqquadro APS.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rome visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ancona.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Must see
Pantheon
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Must see
Colosseum
4.7
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Historic Site
St. Peter's Basilica
4.8

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Ancona, Italy

Ancona ©
Ancona is a city and a seaport in the Marche region in central Italy, with a population of around 101,997. Appreciate the collections at Museo del Giocattolo e del Bambino and Paper and Watermark Museum Fabriano. Take a break from the city and head to Baia di Portonovo and Grotte di Frasassi. Change things up with these side-trips from Ancona: Casa Leopardi (in Recanati), Beach of the Two Sisters (in Sirolo) and Azienda Agraria Guerrieri (in Piagge). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Maria della Piazza, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Della Santa Casa, head outdoors with Mezzavalle, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Sassi Neri.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ancona online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Ancona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Ancona sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Zadar.

Things to do in Ancona

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum Zadar, look for gifts at Natura Zara, then don't miss a visit to The Forum, then steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zadar trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Ancona to Zadar in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Fri) before leaving for Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
Museum of Illusions
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Specialty Museum
Archaeological Museum Zadar
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Natura Zara
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Split, Croatia

Split ©

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You'll get in some beach time at Mekicevica Beach and Dubovica Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Hvar Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Split: Jaksic Gallery (in Donji Humac), Senjkovic Winery (in Nerezisca) and Paklina Beach (in Bol). There's much more to do: get great views at Spanjola, see the interesting displays at Museum uja, admire the masterpieces at Jaman Art, and get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Split itinerary planner.

Getting from Zadar to Split by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. May in Split sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Jaksic Gallery
5.0
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Specialty Museum
Museum uja
4.7

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