22 days in Spain, Lisbon & Venice Itinerary

22 days in Spain, Lisbon & Venice Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
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Venice, Italy
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visit Praia da ursa and Praia da Nazare for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia do Norte (in Nazare), Park and National Palace of Pena (in Sintra) and Guincho Beach (in Cascais). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Carcavelos, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon route planning site.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Lisbon is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Vilnius to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Vilnius in October; daily highs in Lisbon reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Madrid, Spain

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Prado National Museum and Catedral Primada. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo & El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum) and Segovia (Acueduct of Segovia & Old City). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Estacion de Atocha, walk around Parque del Retiro, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid sightseeing planning tool.

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid. Traveling from Lisbon in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Madrid, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.

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Barcelona, Spain

— 6 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Visit Aigua Xelida and Platja de Canyelles for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Lloret de Mar (Sa Caleta, Lloret Beach, &more) and Poseidon Calella (in Calella de Palafrugell). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona tour builder.

Fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in October since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

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Venice, Italy

— 5 nights

City of Romance

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, &more) and Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Venice online day trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Venice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in October; daily highs in Venice reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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Spain travel guide

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Churches · Beaches · 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.