11 days in Rome & Madrid Itinerary

11 days in Rome & Madrid Itinerary

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11 days in Rome & Madrid Itinerary

Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  20​h 30​min
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
Los Angeles, United States

4
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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Escape the urban bustle at Sabbianera Super Beach and V Lounge Beach Club. Get some cultural insight at Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, delve into the distant past at Foro di Augusto, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome sightseeing planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Rome is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET) is 9 hours. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Vatican City, Sabbianera Super Beach
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Basilica di San Pietro ©
Basilica di San Pietro
Vatican Museums ©
Vatican Museums

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get some cultural insight at Museo Nacional del Prado and Royal Palace of Madrid. Catedral Primada and Museo Cerralbo will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, contemplate the long history of Casa de Campo, identify plant and animal life at Faunia, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Lázaro Galdiano.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Madrid itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Rome to Madrid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Museo Nacional del Prado ©
Museo Nacional del Prado
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) ©
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)

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