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
bus:  2​h
6
Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
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.
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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 Vila Vella (Old Town) and Ciutat Vella. 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 Lloret de Mar and see Fenals Beach, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 7th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc Guell, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

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 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

Vila Vella (Old Town), Fenals Beach
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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 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 3 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.

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Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

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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 Parks Outdoors

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 bus 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 Fundación Cueva de Nerja and Malaga Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Malaga side-trips: Marbella Old Quarter (in Marbella), Burriana Beach (in Nerja) and Dolmen de Viera (in Antequera). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro, get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque De La Paloma.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Malaga journey builder tool .

Getting from Seville to Malaga by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. August in Malaga sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for 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 Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) and Jeronimos Monastery. Step off the beaten path and head to Capela dos Ossos and Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Centro Historico de Cascais (in Cascais), Castelo dos Mouros (in Sintra) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). Pedal the day away on the 21st (Tue) with Portugal Bike. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Belém Tower, take in the views from Vasco da Gama Bridge, make a trip to Centro Historico de Evora, and get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon tour planner .

You can fly from Malaga to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Malaga to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Malaga in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Lisbon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Evora, Centro Historico de Cascais, Portugal Bike, Castelo dos Mouros, Cabo da Roca
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Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
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 Mindelo Beach. Get some cultural insight at Santuario de Santa Luzia and Centro Historico de Guimaraes. Spend the 25th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro, kick back and relax at Praia do Carneiro, and go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Porto holiday site .

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in August: high temperatures in Porto hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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