16 days in Italy, Barcelona & Bordeaux Itinerary

16 days in Italy, Barcelona & Bordeaux Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Montalcino, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain

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.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at El Barri Gòtic and Casa Batllo. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona day trip planning website.

Washington DC, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Washington DC, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 57°F. You will leave for Bordeaux on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Bordeaux, France

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau Cantenac and Place de la Bourse. Museum-lovers will appreciate CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain and La Cite du Vin. When in Bordeaux, make a side trip to see Eglise Collegiale de Saint-Emilion in Saint-Emilion, approximately Saint-Emilion away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, make a trip to The Water Mirror, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bordeaux road trip planning tool.

Getting from Barcelona to Bordeaux by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in May, Bordeaux is little chillier at night with lows of 52°F. You'll set off for Florence on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Boboli Gardens. On the 14th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Ballooning in Tuscany, then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Bordeaux to Florence in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Montalcino.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Montalcino, Italy

City of Honey

In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Artemisia Gallery, don't miss a visit to Piazza Pio II, examine the collection at Palazzo Piccolomini, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral, then take a stroll around San Quirico d'Orcia, and finally do a tasting at Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Montalcino trip maker.

Getting from Florence to Montalcino by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. May in Montalcino sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Montalcino

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get outdoors at Colle del Gianicolo and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus. You'll explore and learn at Galleria Borghese and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and visit Trastevere.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip site.

Traveling by car from Montalcino to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Italy travel guide

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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.