9 days in Italy, Tuscany & Spain Itinerary

9 days in Italy, Tuscany & Spain Itinerary

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9 days in Italy, Tuscany & Spain Itinerary

Start: Kansas City, United States
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
2
Siena, Italy
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Kansas City, United States

2
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Serra. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Rome trip site .

Kansas City, USA to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Rome is 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

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Vatican City
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 1st (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli , make a trip to Piazza del Campo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and finally steep yourself in history at Battistero di San Giovanni.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Siena day trip app .

You can drive from Rome to Siena in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Siena when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

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Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Battistero di San Giovanni ©
Battistero di San Giovanni

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 2nd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Monumento a Dante Alighieri, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Florence vacation maker website .

Getting from Siena to Florence by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 4th (Sat), walk around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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