19 days in Italy, Amsterdam & Spain Itinerary

19 days in Italy, Amsterdam & Spain Itinerary

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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train to Napoli Centrale, Ferry to Capri
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Capri, Italy
— 3 nights
Ferry to Naples, Fly to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): trot along with a tour on horseback, get maximum retail therapy with Florence Shop 4 It, and then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary builder.

Chicago, USA to Florence is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 24:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rome trip builder.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Capri.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

Capri, Italy

— 3 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Popular historic sites such as Castiglione and Chiesa San Michele are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Nesea Capri and I Faraglioni. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Eco Capri, admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, explore the ancient world of Villa Jovis, and explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Capri day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and ferry from Rome to Capri takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. June in Capri sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Capri

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Visiting Sloepdelen Boat Rental and Scheveningen Beach will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Grote Markt and Old Church are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague), Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort) and Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster). Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo).

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam travel route builder website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Capri to Amsterdam takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Capri in June; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 68°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, look for gifts at Casa Gispert, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas.

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Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Wildlife
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Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Balloon Rides and Picnic Madrid. Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Catedral Primada & Church of Santo Tomé). The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, buy something for everyone on your list at ABC Serrano, make a trip to Gran Via, and explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Madrid travel planning tool.

Fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 94°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.