24 days in Barcelona, Province of Rome & Porto Itinerary

24 days in Barcelona, Province of Rome & Porto Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 9 nights
Civitavecchia, Italy
— 2 nights
Tivoli, Italy
— 5 nights
Porto, Portugal
— 7 nights


Barcelona, Spain — 9 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Step out of Barcelona with an excursion to PortAventura in Salou--about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and stroll around Parc Guell.

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Indianapolis, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Indianapolis in December: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 59°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Civitavecchia.
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Civitavecchia, Italy — 2 nights

Civitavecchia is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Rome in the central Italian region of Lazio. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get outside with Lido dei Cigni Stabilimento Balneare and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riserva Naturale Regionale Monterano - Canale Monterano (RM). On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Ceri and then relax and rejuvenate at Sciascia Shiatsu.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Civitavecchia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in December: high temperatures in Civitavecchia hover around 53°F and lows are around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tivoli.
Spas · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks
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Tivoli, Italy — 5 nights

Tivoli is a town and comune in Lazio, central Italy, about 30km east-north-east of Rome, at the falls of the Aniene river where it issues from the Sabine hills. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tivoli: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Palestrina (in Palestrina), Monte Porzio Catone (Diffused Museum of Wine & Centro Ambrosia) and Rifugi Antiaerei (in Colleferro). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Villa d'Este, stop by La Pasta al Bivio, do a tasting at La Luna del Casale Azienda Vinicola Biologica, and see the sky in a new way at Osservatorio Astronomico Franco Fuligni.

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Getting from Civitavecchia to Tivoli by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Porto.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas
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Porto, Portugal — 7 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto: Coimbra (Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Nova, Old Monestary of Santa Clara, &more). The adventure continues: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, make a trip to Escadas do Codessal, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins do Palacio de Cristal, and contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

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Traveling by flight from Tivoli to Porto takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tivoli in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Porto, with lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Tours
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Province of Rome travel guide

Ruins · Gardens · Theme Parks
Rome is the capital of Italy and a special comune (named Comune di Roma Capitale). Rome also serves as the capital of the Lazio region. With 2,877,215 residents in 1285km2, it is also the country's most populated comune. It is the fourth-most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. It is the center of the Metropolitan City of Rome, which has a population of 4.3 million residents. Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, within Lazio (Latium), along the shores of the Tiber. The Vatican City is an independent country inside the city boundaries of Rome, the only existing example of a country within a city: for this reason Rome has been often defined as capital of two states.Rome's history spans more than 2,500 years. While Roman mythology dates the founding of Rome at around 753 BC, the site has been inhabited for much longer, making it one of the oldest continuously occupied sites in Europe. The city's early population originated from a mix of Latins, Etruscans and Sabines. Eventually, the city successively became the capital of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, and is regarded as the birthplace of Western civilisation and by some as the first ever metropolis. It was first called The Eternal City (Urbs Aeterna; La Città Eterna) by the Roman poet Tibullus in the 1st century BC, and the expression was also taken up by Ovid, Virgil, and Livy. Rome is also called the "Caput Mundi" (Capital of the World).