14 days in Italy, Portugal & Spain Itinerary

14 days in Italy, Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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14 days in Italy, Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Mumbai, India

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): make a trip to Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to Pantheon, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip builder website .

Mumbai, India to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect Rome to be much colder, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 4th (Wed), examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary site .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, don't miss a visit to Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the striking features of Doge's Palace.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Venice attractions app .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Florence in December: high temperatures in Venice hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner .

You can fly from Venice to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Venice in December: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 18°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 10th (Tue), examine the collection at Prado National Museum, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and then explore the activities along Retiro Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Madrid vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in December: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 14°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

4
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, admire all the interesting features of Camp Nou, and appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Madrid in December, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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