23 days in Portugal, Italy & Spain Itinerary

23 days in Portugal, Italy & Spain Itinerary

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23 days in Portugal, Italy & Spain Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Carvoeiro, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Faro, Portugal
— Few hours
Bus:  3 h
4
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
5
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Ferry:  11 h
7
Mahon, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
8
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
9
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Boston, United States

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros and Time Out Market Lisboa. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Park and National Palace of Pena in Sintra--about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon tour builder app.

Boston, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Lisbon is 5 hours. July in Lisbon sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Carvoeiro.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Classes

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

3
nights
Carvoeiro, Portugal

Carvoeiro ©
Praia Da Rocha has been added to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Praia da Marinha and Praia do Camilo. Venture out of the city with trips to Lagos (Ponta Da Piedale & Praia da Batata).

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Carvoeiro trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Lisbon to Carvoeiro in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Carvoeiro can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Faro.

Things to do in Carvoeiro

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Praia da Marinha, Praia Da Rocha, Taruga Benagil Tours
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Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo

few
hours
Faro, Portugal

Faro
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Faro trip maker tool .

You can drive from Carvoeiro to Faro in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Faro are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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3
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Alcázar of Seville as well as Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Plaza de España and then contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Seville trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Faro to Seville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Faro to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Faro in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seville: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 68°F at night. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palacio De Cristal as well as Puerta de Alcala. On the 10th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, pause for some photo ops at Puerta de Alcala, then walk around Parque del Retiro, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palacio De Cristal.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Madrid itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July in Madrid, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 68°F at night. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Puerta del Sol ©
Puerta del Sol

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Magic Fountain, Ciutadella Park and Arc de Triomf. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll around Parc Guell. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomf, walk around Ciutadella Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, then pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and finally ponder the design of The Magic Fountain.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in July, you will find days in Barcelona are a bit cooler (84°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Mahon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

3
nights
Mahon, Spain

Mahon
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cala De La Macarelleta, Cala Macarella, Cala Turqueta, and other attractions.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mahon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Mahon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Mahon, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Venice.

Things to do in Mahon

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Menorca, Cala Galdana, Cala Turqueta
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Cala Turqueta
Cala Turqueta
Cala De La Macarelleta ©
Cala De La Macarelleta
Cala Galdana ©
Cala Galdana

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by flight from Mahon to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Spanish Steps as well as Altare Della Patria. On the 20th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Colosseum and then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, and finally don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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