13 days in Italy, Madrid & Province of A Coruna Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Madrid, Spain
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 4 nights


Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Gioielleria Eredi Jovon, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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London, UK to Venice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Venice at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Verona.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Verona, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): enjoy some music at Arena di Verona, make a trip to Piazza Bra, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally steep yourself in history at Museo di Castelvecchio. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti, then get in on the family fun at Gardaland Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Garda, and finally take in the views from Ponte Scaligero.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Verona attractions site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In July in Verona, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Milan.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks
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Milan, Italy — 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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 Bergamo (La Citta Alta & Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore) and Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Milan road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Verona to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.
Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums
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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Madrid day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Milan to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in July, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. On the 10th (Mon), you're off to Santiago de Compostela.
Nightlife · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain — 4 nights

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santiago de Compostela: La Coruna (Praza de Maria Pita, Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), &more), Playa de Morazon (in Sada) and Cies Islands (Islas Cies & Ruta de O Alto do Principe). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, make a trip to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Carlos, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Carnota.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago de Compostela itinerary tool.

You can fly from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Madrid in July: highs in Santiago de Compostela hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors
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Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.

Province of A Coruna travel guide

Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Lighthouses
Explore the small but energetic towns along the coastline of A Coruña Province, and you may wonder why tourism hasn’t exploded in the northwestern section of the country. This often-ignored area of wild beauty is where the sea meets the land in the most dramatic of ways. The Atlantic Ocean’s powerful waves break against the lofty cliffs of this untamed region, with numerous unspoiled beaches presenting secluded oases of tranquility. This land is an ideal destination for a holiday off the well-trodden tourist path, featuring an attractive landscape of fishing villages, traditional lighthouses, and gentle dunes.