20 days in Portugal, Spain & Italy Itinerary

20 days in Portugal, Spain & Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
2
Nerja, Spain
— 2 nights
3
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
5
Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
8
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Sintra National Palace & Quinta da Regaleira). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary builder app.

Paris, France to Lisbon is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

2
nights
Nerja, Spain

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stroll through Burriana Beach, thenHead underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to El Puente del Águila, contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar, see Off-Road Tours, thenappreciate the history behind La Dorada 1a - Barco de Chanquete, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nerja online trip planner.

Drive from Lisbon to Nerja in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lisbon in July: highs in Nerja hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Madrid.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Río Chíllar ©
Río Chíllar
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo ©
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 2nd (Sun), walk around Parque del Retiro, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Nerja to Madrid by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Batllo, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona attractions planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Positano.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
On the 7th (Fri), ponder the design of Fontana sant'Andrea, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, get outside with Amalfi Coast, thenkick back and relax at Fornillo, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Atrani, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, thensteep yourself in history at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and finally take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Positano road trip planning site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Positano in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Positano can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Spiaggia di Atrani, Amalfi Coast
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, thendon't miss a visit to Roman Forum, thendelve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rome tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Positano to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
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 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, thentake in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. On your second day here, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, thentake in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

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Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice tour planning app.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Like a Venetian ©
Like a Venetian
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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