23 days in Spain, Portugal & Turin Itinerary

23 days in Spain, Portugal & Turin Itinerary

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23 days in Spain, Portugal & Turin Itinerary

Start: Verona, Italy
train:  2​h 15​min
1
Turin, Italy
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
6
Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h
End: Verona, Italy

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Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Turin using our trip planner.

Verona to Turin is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Verona in August, you will find days in Turin are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.
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Piazza San Carlo ©
Piazza San Carlo

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fenals Beach and Barcelona Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like El Barri Gòtic and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Step out of Barcelona to go to Tossa de Mar and see Vila Vella (Old Town), which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, stroll through Park Guell, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Turin to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Turin in August; daily highs in Barcelona reach 33°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Fenals Beach, Vila Vella (Old Town)
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then admire the masterpieces at Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Valencia.

Things to do in Madrid

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Nature
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) ©
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)

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Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Plaza del Mercado (Placa del Mercat), then admire the landmark architecture of La Lonja de la Seda, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza de la Virgen, and finally steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Gandia.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Valencia holiday planner .

Getting from Madrid to Valencia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Madrid in August: highs in Valencia hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Valencia

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Playa Gandia
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Playa Gandia ©
Playa Gandia
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral
Plaza de la Virgen ©
Plaza de la Virgen

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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 12th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Espana, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, and finally contemplate the long history of Seville Cathedral.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Seville trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Malaga.

Things to do in Seville

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de Espana ©
Plaza de Espana
Seville Cathedral ©
Seville Cathedral

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Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Step out of the city life by going to El Torcal Natural Park and Butterfly Park of Benalmadena. Step off the beaten path and head to Marbella Old Quarter and Fundación Cueva de Nerja. Get out of town with these interesting Malaga side-trips: Parque De La Paloma (in Benalmadena), Burriana Beach (in Nerja) and Dolmen de Viera (in Antequera). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Malaga Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, and steep yourself in history at Castillo de Gibralfaro.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Malaga travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Seville to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Malaga

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Benalmadena, Nerja, Antequera, Marbella Old Quarter
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El Torcal Natural Park ©
El Torcal Natural Park
Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some cultural insight at Cabo da Roca and Belém Tower. Step off the beaten path and head to Capela dos Ossos and Castle of the Moors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Evora (Se Catedral de Evora, Centro Historico de Evora, & more) and Cascais Historic Center (in Cascais). Pedal the day away on the 21st (Tue) with Portugal Bike. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and steep yourself in history at Miradouro da Graca.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner .

Getting from Malaga to Lisbon by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Malaga to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Malaga in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Evora, Cascais Historic Center, Portugal Bike, Cabo da Roca, Castle of the Moors
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Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery

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Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Praia da Arda and Rio Douro. Get some cultural insight at Centro Historico de Guimaraes and Santuario de Santa Luzia. Go for a jaunt from Porto to Mindelo to see Mindelo Beach about 32 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Carneiro and go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Porto planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, Porto is a bit cooler than Lisbon - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Centro Historico de Guimaraes, Praia da Arda, Santuario de Santa Luzia, Mindelo Beach
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Praia da Arda ©
Praia da Arda
Centro Historico de Guimaraes ©
Centro Historico de Guimaraes
Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia

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