18 days in Spain, Portugal & Southern Italy Itinerary

18 days in Spain, Portugal & Southern Italy Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Evora, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Salamanca, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Burgos, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Zaragoza, Spain
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  7 h
8
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Mumbai, India


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2
nights
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain

Puerto Del Carmen ©
One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
Get some cultural insight at Casa Jose Saramago and Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Town Harbour and Nuestra Senora de los Dolores - Mancha Blanca. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de los Pocillos, browse the exhibits of Museo de la Pirateria, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Del Carmen route site.

Mumbai, India to Puerto Del Carmen is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Puerto Del Carmen. When traveling from Mumbai in December, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in Puerto Del Carmen: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Teguise, Arrecife, Casa Jose Saramago, Nuestra Senora de los Dolores - Mancha Blanca
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Casa Jose Saramago ©
Casa Jose Saramago
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe ©
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe
Castillo de Santa Barbara ©
Castillo de Santa Barbara

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Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 21st (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, see the interesting displays at Automobile and Fashion Museum, contemplate the long history of Castillo de Gibralfaro, then take a leisurely stroll along Puerto de Málaga, and finally contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village), stop by La Carihuela, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga.

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Getting from Puerto Del Carmen to Malaga by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Puerto Del Carmen in December: high temperatures in Malaga hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Benalmadena, La Carihuela
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Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga ©
Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga
Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga ©
Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum

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Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, take in the views from Roman Bridge, then take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Almodovar, take an in-depth tour of Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Casa de Sefarad, then pause for some serene contemplation at Convento De Las Hermanas De La Cruz, and finally take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cordoba trip builder website.

Take a train from Malaga to Cordoba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Malaga in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cordoba, with lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Castillo de Almodovar
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Castillo de Almodovar ©
Castillo de Almodovar
Casa de Sefarad ©
Casa de Sefarad
Palacio de Viana ©
Palacio de Viana

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Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Brissos.

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Drive from Cordoba to Evora in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cordoba to Evora due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Igreja de Sao Brissos, Monsaraz Castle and Walls
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Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls
Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) ©
Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora)
Igreja de Sao Brissos ©
Igreja de Sao Brissos

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Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Teresa, contemplate the long history of St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), explore the world behind art at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, then contemplate the long history of Universidad de Salamanca, and finally make a trip to Plaza Mayor.

Before you visit Salamanca, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Evora to Salamanca by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Evora in December, with highs in Salamanca at 11°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Burgos.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Basilica de Santa Teresa
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St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban) ©
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva) ©
New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva)

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Burgos, Spain

Burgos ©
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de las Huelgas, make a trip to Hospital del Rey, then make a trip to Catedral De Burgos, and finally learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Evolucion Humana.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Burgos trip planner.

You can drive from Salamanca to Burgos in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Salamanca in December, you will find days in Burgos are slightly colder (7°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites Museums
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Monasterio de las Huelgas ©
Monasterio de las Huelgas
Museo de la Evolucion Humana ©
Museo de la Evolucion Humana
Catedral De Burgos ©
Catedral De Burgos

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Zaragoza, Spain

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Palacio de la Aljaferia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza del Pilar. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio de Piedra.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zaragoza trip planning tool.

You can drive from Burgos to Zaragoza in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Burgos in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Zaragoza, with highs around 12°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites
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Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza ©
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza

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nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. San Domenico Maggiore and San Francesco di Paola will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta and Casa del Fauno. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Pompeii (Temple of Apollo, Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, &more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco, take in the waterfront activity at Santa Lucia, explore the ancient world of Temple of Jupiter, and see the interesting displays at Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Naples trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Zaragoza to Naples takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Zaragoza in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Naples: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Pompeii
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San Domenico Maggiore ©
San Domenico Maggiore
Casa del Fauno ©
Casa del Fauno

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