26 days in Spain, Italy & Lisbon Itinerary

26 days in Spain, Italy & Lisbon Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 10 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, Church of Santo Tomé, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Madrid trip planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Madrid is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Madrid, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in September, expect Madrid to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Malaga.
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Malaga, Spain — 3 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Change things up with these side-trips from Malaga: Ronda (Museo Lara, Puente Nuevo, &more) and Alhambra (in Granada). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga, admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga, contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Municipal Archive.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Malaga trip website.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Malaga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Malaga. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 1 night

City of Towers

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.
On the 6th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and finally admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Seville tour planner.

Getting from Malaga to Seville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

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You can fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Lisbon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Turin.
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Turin, Italy — 10 nights

City of Magic

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Turin: Langhe landscapes (in Alba), Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio (in Piossasco) and Azienda Agricola Bajaj (in Monteu Roero). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Cantina Francesco Borgogno, get engrossed in the history at Museo Egizio, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Turin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Turin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in October: high temperatures in Turin hover around 17°C and lows are around 12°C. On the 20th (Thu), you'll travel to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Turin to Rome by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Turin in October: highs in Rome hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
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.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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