24 days in Spain, Portugal & Rome Itinerary

24 days in Spain, Portugal & Rome Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
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Becerril de Campos, Spain
— 1 night
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Santillana del Mar, Spain
— 1 night
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Cobreces, Spain
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San Vicente de la Barquera, Spain
— 1 night
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 1 day
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Drive to Bilbao Airport, Fly to Santiago de Compostela Airport, Drive to Ribeira
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Ribeira, Spain
— 1 night
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Monforte de Lemos, Spain
— 1 night
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Porto, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
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Seville, Spain
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Granada, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
— 8 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night

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Madrid, Spain — 6 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Balloon Rides (in Segovia) and Toledo (El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, &more). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and make a trip to Plaza de Oriente.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner.

If you are flying in from Colombia, the closest major aiport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. In August in Madrid, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Becerril de Campos.
Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Becerril de Campos, Spain — 1 night

Becerril de Campos is a municipality located in the province of Palencia, Castile and León, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de Santa Cruz de la Zarza and then don't miss a visit to Humilladero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at San Pedro Cultural and then make a trip to Ayuntamiento.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Becerril de Campos trip app.

Getting from Madrid to Becerril de Campos by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Madrid in August, things will get little chillier in Becerril de Campos: highs are around 34°C and lows about 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Santillana del Mar.
Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Santillana del Mar, Spain — 1 night

Santillana del Mar is a historic town situated in Cantabria, Spain. To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Santillana del Mar attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Becerril de Campos to Santillana del Mar takes 2 hours. When traveling from Becerril de Campos in August, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Santillana del Mar: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 19°C at night. You will leave for Cobreces on the 17th (Wed).
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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Cobreces, Spain

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cobreces attractions planner.

Cobreces is very close to Santillana del Mar. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 17th (Wed), you'll travel to San Vicente de la Barquera.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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San Vicente de la Barquera, Spain — 1 night

San Vicente de la Barquera is a municipality of Cantabria in northern Spain. On the 17th (Wed), stroll through Playa de Oyambre, then snap pictures at La Maza Bridge, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva El Soplao.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Vicente de la Barquera trip itinerary app.

San Vicente de la Barquera is very close to Cobreces. In August, daytime highs in San Vicente de la Barquera are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trip
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain — 1 day

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Igueldo, and then kick back and relax at La Concha Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia trip maker site.

Drive from San Vicente de la Barquera to San Sebastian - Donostia in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ribeira.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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Ribeira, Spain — 1 night

Ribeira is the capital of the comarca of Barbanza, in the province of A Coruña in the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): trek along Parque natural de las Dunas de Corrubedo y lagunas de Carregal y Vixan and then get great views at Mirador Pedra da Ra.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ribeira tour itinerary builder website.

Explore your travel options from San Sebastian - Donostia to Ribeira with the Route module. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Ribeira. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Monforte de Lemos.
Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trip
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Monforte de Lemos, Spain — 1 night

Monforte de Lemos is a city and municipality in northwestern Spain, in the province of Lugo, Galicia. On the 20th (Sat), make a trip to Mirador de Souto Chao, learn about winemaking at Algueira winery, and then gain insight at Colegio PP Escolapios.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Monforte de Lemos itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ribeira to Monforte de Lemos in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Monforte de Lemos are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Porto.
Wineries
Side Trip
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Porto, Portugal

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Porto trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Monforte de Lemos to Porto takes 3 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Monforte de Lemos to Porto due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will leave for Lisbon on the 20th (Sat).
Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
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Lisbon, Portugal — 1 night

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Park and National Palace of Pena, then explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, and then snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon road trip planner.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Porto, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Seville.
Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
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Seville, Spain

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.
To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Seville itinerary maker site.

Fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. You will leave for Granada on the 22nd (Mon).
Nightlife · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
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Granada, Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Before you visit Granada, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Granada sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C at night. You will leave for Madrid on the 23rd (Tue).
Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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Madrid, Spain — 8 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Segovia (Iglesia de la Vera Cruz, Alcazar of Segovia, &more) and Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, Catedral Primada, &more). See even more of Madrid: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and walk around Casa de Campo.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Granada to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
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Rome, Italy — 1 night

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 1st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Rome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Churches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Province of Palencia travel guide

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Churches · Specialty Museums · Monuments
Palencia is a city south of Tierra de Campos, in north-northwest Spain, the capital of the province of Palencia in the autonomous community of Castile and León. The municipality had a population of 81,522 in 2011.GeographyWelcome to the website of the City Council of Palencia.The city of Palencia, whose City Council I have the pride and honour to preside, is located in the heart of the Autonomous Community of Castile an Leon and is the capital of the province of the same name.With a population of 82100, it lies 235 Km north from Madrid and 47 Km from Valladolid. It is linked to both cities by motorway and high-speed train.Due to its strategic location in the centre of the Spanish northern plateau, next to the Atlantic Railway Corridor and the European Route E-80, it makes the perfect site both for national and international logistics.I like to think that Palencia is a pleasant, environmentally friendly city, with plenty of pedestrian and green areas. Actually, it is the Spanish city with the largest extent of parks and green zones in relation to the total area.We are also one of the Spanish cities which invest more in the promotion of sports (€ 63 per capita over the past year). In 2006, we have been recognised as a Child Friendly City by UNICEF and in 2012 we were awarded the Digital City Google Award. In 2011 we achieved a Sustainable City Award, granted by the Environmental Forum Foundation and we are currently very involved in everything related to smart cities.Palencia can boast of being one of the places where best Castilian Spanish is spoken. For this reason and the others I have mentioned before, I think that we have a great potential to host overseas students who would like to learn Spanish. Thus, we are presently working on a project called Learn Spanish in Palencia.

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Cantabria travel guide

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Beaches · Zoos · Architectural Buildings
A region rich in archeological attractions, Cantabria is perhaps best known for Altamira cave, often called the "Sistine Chapel of Prehistoric Art." A land of lush vegetation and colorful artistic heritage, it’s also home to numerous nature reserves, mountain valleys, and short but very rapid rivers. Offering a little of everything, its sandy beaches and modern seaside resorts have brought about a boom in international tourism. Deeper inland, quiet country roads and an extensive network of trails offer a chance for leisurely sightseeing in this rugged region on foot, or by car or bicycle.

Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.