33 days in Italy, Portugal & Spain Itinerary

33 days in Italy, Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Carvoeiro, Portugal
— 4 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
— 3 nights
Ferry:  11 h
7
Mahon, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
8
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h
9
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
10
Stintino, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
Arzachena, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 45 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. Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Park and National Palace of Pena about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip maker website.

Boston, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 10- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Lisbon is 5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time 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

4
nights
Carvoeiro, Portugal

Carvoeiro ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Praia Da Rocha. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Praia da Marinha and Praia do Camilo. Get out of town with these interesting Carvoeiro side-trips: Lagos (Ponta da Piedade & Praia da Batata).

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Carvoeiro trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Carvoeiro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daytime highs in Carvoeiro are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. You will leave for Faro on the 7th (Wed).

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.
For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Faro trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Carvoeiro to Faro by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 68°F. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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 Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Plaza de España and then contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Seville journey maker site.

You can drive from Faro to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Faro to Seville due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Faro, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seville, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 68°F. On the 10th (Sat), you'll travel 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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): make a trip to Plaza Mayor and then hunt for treasures 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 stroll around Parque del Retiro, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palacio De Cristal.

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Getting from Seville to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July in Madrid, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 68°F at night. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

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

3
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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. There's still lots to do: walk around Parc Guell, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and make a trip to Casa Batllo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona travel site.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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

4
nights
Mahon, Spain

Mahon
You've added Binibeca Vell, Cala De La Macarelleta, Cala Macarella, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mahon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Mahon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Mahon sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Mahon

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

3
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.
On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande.

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Fly from Mahon to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. July in Venice sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 67°F at night. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

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

3
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. Bring the kids along to Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 70°F. You'll set off for Stintino on the 26th (Mon).

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

2
nights
Stintino, Italy

Stintino ©
Stintino is a coastal comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 200km north of Cagliari and about 35km northwest of Sassari.GeographyStintino is located on the peninsula of the same name, running from Nurra plain to the Asinara Island, part of the Asinara National Park, for which Stintino is the nearer embarkment place. On the next day, stroll through La Pelosa Beach, make a trip to Torre della Pelosa, and then stroll through Ezzi Mannu Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Stintino online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rome to Stintino in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Rome in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 65°F in Stintino. You'll set off for Arzachena on the 28th (Wed).

Things to do in Stintino

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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La Pelosa Beach ©
La Pelosa Beach
Torre della Pelosa ©
Torre della Pelosa

2
nights
Arzachena, Italy

Arzachena ©
Arzachena is a town and comune in the province of Sassari, northern Sardinia, Italy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): kick back and relax at Spiaggia del Grande Pevero, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia del Principe, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Capriccioli, and finally kick back and relax at Liscia Ruja.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Arzachena trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Stintino to Arzachena takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. On the 30th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Arzachena

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Capriccioli ©
Capriccioli
Spiaggia del Grande Pevero ©
Spiaggia del Grande Pevero

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