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
Lagos, Portugal
— Few hours
train:  30​min
3
Carvoeiro, Portugal
— 3 nights
4
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
5
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​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 Time Out Market Lisboa, Quinta da Regaleira and Castelo dos Mouros. 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: make a trip to Belém Tower, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lisbon day trip planner.

Boston, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Lisbon is 5 hours. In July in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 63°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for Lagos.

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

few
hours
Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
You've now added Praia da Batata to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ponta Da Piedale, then kick back and relax at Praia do Camilo, and then head outdoors with Praia da Batata.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lagos route tool .

Getting from Lisbon to Lagos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Carvoeiro.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo
Praia da Batata ©
Praia da Batata

3
nights
Carvoeiro, Portugal

Carvoeiro ©
Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Carvoeiro Boardwalk and then take in the dramatic natural features at Algar Seco.

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

Carvoeiro is very close to Lagos. In July, daily temperatures in Carvoeiro can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Tue) before leaving for Seville.

Things to do in Carvoeiro

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Taruga Benagil Tours, Praia da Marinha
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Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Taruga Benagil Tours ©
Taruga Benagil Tours
Algar Seco ©
Algar Seco

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 Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza as well as Puente Nuevo. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, don't miss a visit to Metropol Parasol, and walk around Parque de Maria Luisa.

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Drive from Carvoeiro to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Carvoeiro to Seville. When traveling from Carvoeiro in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Seville, with highs around 91°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Puente Nuevo
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

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 admire the striking features of Palacio De Cristal, and finally stroll around Parque del Retiro.

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. You'll set off for Barcelona on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Madrid

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

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 Camp Nou, The Magic Fountain, Ciutadella Park, and other attractions you added. Bring the kids along to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. There's still lots to do: walk around Parc Guell, make a trip to Casa Batllo, shop like a local with La Boqueria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona route planning tool .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in July, you will find days in Barcelona are little chillier (84°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). You will leave for Mahon on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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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 Galdana, 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. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Venice.

Things to do in Mahon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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

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. You'll set off for Rome on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Venice

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
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 Altare Della Patria as well as Spanish Steps. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Colosseum, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and then appreciate the history behind Altare Della Patria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally make a trip to Spanish Steps.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rome holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Rome sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F at night. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Wed).

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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