17 days in Italy, Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

17 days in Italy, Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
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Amalfi, Italy
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
On the 19th (Mon), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary planner.

Seattle, USA to Venice is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in June; daily highs in Venice reach 81°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 21st (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, then admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally make a trip to Piazza della Signoria. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens.

Make your Florence itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Florence sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take some stellar pictures from View Point Corniglia, trek along Cinque Terre Trails, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, then stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally take a stroll around Vernazza. Keep things going the next day: walk around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, get great views at Manarola scenic viewpoint, then take a tour by water with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, and finally savor the flavors at Nessun Dorma Cantina.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre travel planner.

Getting from Florence to Cinque Terre by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Florence in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 60°F in Cinque Terre. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly to Amalfi.
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Amalfi, Italy — 3 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Get out of town with these interesting Amalfi side-trips: Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso, Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, and examine the collection at Museo della Carta.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Amalfi trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Cinque Terre to Amalfi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Cinque Terre in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Amalfi, with lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 1 night

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 28th (Wed), admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona attractions planner.

Fly from Amalfi to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Amalfi in June, plan for little chillier nights in Barcelona, with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): make a trip to Puerta del Sol, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Madrid online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 87°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Quinta da Regaleira, then make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and finally stop by Alfama.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon online route planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Madrid in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 60°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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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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Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.
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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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