19 days in Spain, Italy & Portugal Itinerary

19 days in Spain, Italy & Portugal Itinerary

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19 days in Spain, Italy & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Barcelona, Spain
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Segovia, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Toledo, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
8
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h
9
Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Barcelona, Spain

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You've added Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, Ciutadella Park, Montjuic Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

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If you are flying in from South Korea, the closest major airports are Barcelona International Airport, Girona Airport and Reus Air Base. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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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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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 Cibeles as well as Stadio Santiago Bernabeu. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and ponder the design of Plaza de Cibeles.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Madrid travel planning app .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Madrid when traveling from Barcelona in September, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Segovia.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

1
night
Segovia, Spain

Segovia ©
As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
You've now added Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Segovia, brush up on your military savvy at Alcazar de Segovia, then make a trip to Acueduct of Segovia, and finally steep yourself in history at Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Segovia attractions planner.

Getting from Madrid to Segovia by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Madrid in September: highs in Segovia hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Segovia

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
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Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia
Acueduct of Segovia ©
Acueduct of Segovia

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night
Toledo, Spain

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, San Martin Bridge and Museo de Santa Cruz. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): snap pictures at San Martin Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Santa Cruz.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Toledo route planner.

You can drive from Segovia to Toledo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Segovia in September, you will find days in Toledo are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums
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Synagogue of Saint Mary the White ©
Synagogue of Saint Mary the White
Museo de Santa Cruz ©
Museo de Santa Cruz
San Martin Bridge ©
San Martin Bridge

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Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Taylor's Port, Centro Historico de Guimaraes, Bom Jesus do Monte, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then learn about winemaking at Taylor's Port, and finally explore the activities along Rio Douro. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bom Jesus do Monte, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Guimaraes.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Toledo to Porto in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Toledo to Porto is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Toledo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Taylor's Port, Centro Historico de Guimaraes, Bom Jesus do Monte
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Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, Castelo dos Mouros, Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, make a trip to Belém Tower, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, then steep yourself in history at Castelo dos Mouros, and finally explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Porto in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Ca' Rezzonico, Gallerie dell'Accademia, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): catch a live performance at Teatro La Fenice, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant’Antonio, examine the collection at Ca' Rezzonico, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

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Getting from Lisbon to Venice by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Venice, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Nightlife Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Basilica di Sant’Antonio
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Teatro La Fenice ©
Teatro La Fenice
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto

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night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Florence sightseeing website .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 19th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guinigi, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Pisa online tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In September in Pisa, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucca
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St Martin Cathedral ©
St Martin Cathedral
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

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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 Musei Capitolini, Spanish Steps and Vatican Museums. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, and make a trip to Piazza Navona.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online travel route builder .

Traveling by flight from Pisa to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican Museums
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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