28 days in Italy, Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

28 days in Italy, Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Sirmione, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
5
San Gimignano, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
8
Madrid, Spain
— 4 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.
You'll explore and learn at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia da ursa and Costa de Caparica. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, get a new perspective on things with Nosso Tejo, choose your vessel at Lisbon by Boat, and take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in July, with highs in Lisbon at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sintra
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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni Alberoni, thenlook for gifts at Banco Lotto n°10, thenexplore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Giudecca 795 Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, thensee the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Lisbon to Venice in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; 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. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Sirmione.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Sirmione, Italy

Sirmione ©
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): enjoy some music at Il Vittoriale degli Italiani, thenexplore the activities along Fiume Mincio, thenget to know the resident critters at Parco Natura Viva, and finally stop by Manufacto Galleria Artigiana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesetta di S. Anna, explore the historical opulence of Castello Scaligero, thenexplore the ancient world of Grotte di Catullo, and finally kick back and relax at Jamaica Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sirmione online visit planner.

You can drive from Venice to Sirmione in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Sirmione

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Parco Natura Viva, Il Vittoriale degli Italiani, Fiume Mincio, Manufacto Galleria Artigiana
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Parco Natura Viva ©
Parco Natura Viva
Il Vittoriale degli Italiani ©
Il Vittoriale degli Italiani
Grotte di Catullo ©
Grotte di Catullo

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Pitti Palace. Get some cultural insight at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, shop like a local with Collezione Roberto Casamonti, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Pitti Mosaici, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Sirmione to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Outdoors
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Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri ©
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

2
nights
San Gimignano, Italy

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, thenget a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, thendon't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, and finally contemplate the long history of Torre Grossa. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Sansedoni, thenlook for gifts at Siena Tartufi (truffle hunting), and then steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Gimignano travel route builder.

You can drive from Florence to San Gimignano in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in San Gimignano, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Siena
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

4
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 itinerary includes some good beach time at V Lounge Beach Club and Stabilimento Balneare le Palme. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Trevimage. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome online road trip planner.

You can drive from San Gimignano to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Rome are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. You'll get in some beach time at Platja Fonda and Playa de La Barceloneta. Spend the 31st (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Platja Port Bo, look for gifts at En construccio, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and wander the streets of Passeig de Gracia.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in July, you will find days in Barcelona are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Platja Port Bo, Platja Fonda
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Museu Picasso ©
Museu Picasso

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mercado San Miguel and Gran Via. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Catedral Primada, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, stroll around Parque del Retiro, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect nights in Madrid to be slightly colder, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

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