28 days in Italy, Portugal & Spain Itinerary

28 days in Italy, Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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28 days in Italy, Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong, China
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Portimao, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Nerja, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
10
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Hong Kong, China

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Park and National Palace of Pena. Shop till you drop at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Rossio Square. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Praia da ursa) and Parque Natural da Arrabida (in Setubal). The adventure continues: make a trip to Belém Tower.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lisbon vacation tool .

Hong Kong, China to Lisbon is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, subway, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Lisbon is minus 8 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hong Kong in June: highs in Lisbon hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Portimao.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Sintra, Parque Natural da Arrabida
Highlights from your plan
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

2
nights
Portimao, Portugal

Portimao ©
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
On the 15th (Mon), kick back and relax at Praia da Marinha, explore and take pictures at Praia da Cordoama, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Praia da Carriagem and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Vale Dos Homens.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Portimao online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Portimao takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Rogil, Praia da Cordoama, Praia da Marinha
Highlights from your plan
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia da Cordoama ©
Praia da Cordoama
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, then take in the exciting artwork at Antiguedades el Museo, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville.

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You can drive from Portimao to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portimao to Seville. In June in Seville, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
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. Step out of the city life by going to Playa El Salon and Playa del Molino de Papel. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa de la Alberquilla and Capistrano Playa. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, stop by DEGUSTA ANDALUCIA, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Burriana Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Nerja tour planner .

Drive from Seville to Nerja in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Seville in June since evenings lows in Nerja dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla

2
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, take in the exciting artwork at Reez, then admire the natural beauty at Generalife, and finally explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): wander the streets of Albayzin, view the masterpieces at Milenium Gallery, and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra.

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Traveling by car from Nerja to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Granada, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace of Madrid and Templo de Debod. Do your shopping at Mercado San Miguel and Gran Via. Step out of Madrid with an excursion to Catedral Primada in Toledo--about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, walk around Casa de Campo, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Granada to Madrid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

3
nights
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Platja de ses Salines and Ibiza Cathedral. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cala Comte and Cala de Sant Vicent. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ibiza Town: Cala Vadella (in Cala Vadella) and Cala d'Aubarca (in Sant Antoni de Portmany). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castell de Eivissa, get your game on at Kentucky Derby, kick back and relax at Playa des Codolar, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala S'Illot des Rencli.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Ibiza Town online tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Madrid to Ibiza Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from Madrid, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ibiza Town, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ibiza, Kentucky Derby, Cala Vadella, Cala de Sant Vicent, Cala S'Illot des Rencli
Highlights from your plan
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Ibiza Cathedral ©
Ibiza Cathedral

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.
Head to La Boqueria and Passeig de Graciafor some retail therapy. Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: walk around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Castello Sforzesco. Keep things going the next day: stop by Enoteca Iemmallo, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Broletto, and finally pick up some local products at Micromercato Moltrasio.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Milan trip planner .

Getting from Barcelona to Milan by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Milan, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Micromercato Moltrasio, Broletto
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

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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.
Visit Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace for their historical value. We've included these beaches for you: Bagni Alberoni and Riviera 6 - Bagno 6. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Verona (Fil Good, Arena di Verona, & more) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel, Riviera 6 - Bagno 6
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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