59 days in Italy, Portugal & Spain Itinerary

59 days in Italy, Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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59 days in Italy, Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Manila, Philippines
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train + subway:  3​h
2
Ravello, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Assisi, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Seville, Spain
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Nerja, Spain
— 5 nights
bus + train:  4​h 45​min
9
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
11
Barcelona, Spain
— 7 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Manila, Philippines

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Vatican Museums and Palatine Hill will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Galleria Borghese and Musei Capitolini. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria della Vittoria, and delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planning app .

Manila, Philippines to Rome is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Philippines Time (PHT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Manila in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

5
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Visit Spiaggia di castiglione and Lido Capo di Conca for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo. Explore Ravello's surroundings by going to Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara), Positano (Fornillo & Bagni d'Arienzo) and Monte Finestra (in Tramonti). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ravello day trip website .

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Ravello. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Maiori, Amalfi, Positano, Spiaggia di Atrani, Spiaggia Lannio
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

5
nights
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Visit Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi and San Damiano for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo della Porziuncola and Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Assisi side-trips: Montioni Frantoio e Cantina (in Montefalco), Vineria del Carmine (in La Bruna) and Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria (in Perugia). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eremo delle Carceri, see the interesting displays at Museo del Pianoforte Storico e del Suono, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Assisi journey builder app .

Traveling by car from Ravello to Assisi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in September, Assisi is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Perugia, Museo del Pianoforte Storico e del Suono, Montioni Frantoio e Cantina
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto. You'll explore and learn at Uffizi Galleries and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Siena Cathedral & Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John, and examine the collection at Museo di San Marco.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner .

Getting from Assisi to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
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M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

5
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Doge's Palace and Scrovegni Chapel are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Museo Ebraico di Venezia. When in Venice, make a side trip to see Basilica di Sant’Antonio in Padua, approximately 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip maker site .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Venice, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Jeronimos Monastery and Castelo dos Mouros. Appreciate the collections at National Tile Museum and Carmo Archaeological Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Sintra National Palace, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Roque, take a stroll through Rossio Square, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

5
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Alcázar of Seville and Museo Peinado. Get a sense of the local culture at Plaza de España and Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seville: Ronda (Baños Arabes, Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, & more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Catedral de Sevilla, take an in-depth tour of Las Duenas, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento Del Santo Angel.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Seville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Seville is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Ronda
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 3:
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

5
nights
Nerja, Spain

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Do some cultural sightseeing at Church of El Salvador and Museo de Nerja. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ermita de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios and Punta Lara. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Salon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Torrecilla, and don't miss a visit to Balcon de Europa.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nerja trip planner .

You can drive from Seville to Nerja in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Seville in October, Nerja is little chillier at night with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Nerja

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Ermita de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios
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Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Museo de Nerja ©
Museo de Nerja

5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. You'll explore and learn at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial (in San Lorenzo de El Escorial) and Toledo (El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, & more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, contemplate the long history of Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, tour the pleasant surroundings at Casa de Campo, and explore the world behind art at Museo Lazaro Galdiano.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Nerja to Madrid in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Toledo, Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

5
nights
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castle of Ibiza and Ibiza Cathedral. You'll get in some beach time at Platja de ses Salines and Cala Boix Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ibiza Town: Cala de Sant Vicent (in Sant Vicent de sa Cala), S'Arenal Gros (in Portinatx) and Cala Lena (in San Carlos). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Cala S'Illot des Rencli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puig de Missa, enjoy some diversion at Kentucky Derby, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Cala Salada.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ibiza Town road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Madrid to Ibiza Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Madrid in October, Ibiza Town is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Eulalia del Rio, San Carlos, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Cala S'Illot des Rencli, S'Arenal Gros
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Ibiza Cathedral ©
Ibiza Cathedral

7
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
We've included these beaches for you: Barceloneta Beach and Platja Port Bo. Casa Batllo and Barcelona Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Sa Caleta (in Lloret de Mar), Cabo de Sant Sebastia (in Llafranc) and Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, explore the historical opulence of Montjuic Castle, see the interesting displays at Parc de Montjuic, and walk around Parc Guell.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Ibiza Town to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daytime highs in Barcelona are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Far de Sant Sebastia, Vila Vella (Old Town), Sa Caleta, Aigua Xelida, Platja Port Bo
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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