31 days in Portugal, Spain & Italy Itinerary

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Bus to Sydney, Fly to Lisbon
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ronda, Spain
— 4 nights
Train
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal — 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Sintra National Palace). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take a stroll through Alfama, make a trip to Belém Tower, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online attractions planner.

Canberra, Australia to Lisbon is an approximately 28.5-hour combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Canberra to Lisbon, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Lisbon is warmer than Canberra - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the striking features of Torre del Oro, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seville travel planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Seville by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ronda.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Parks
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Ronda, Spain — 4 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, admire the natural beauty at Jardines de Cuenca, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Reservatauro Ronda.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ronda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Ronda, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.
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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.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, stroll around Parque del Retiro, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip maker.

You can take a train from Ronda to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Madrid are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

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.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), walk around Parc Guell, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in June, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Florence road trip planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Venice.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): wander the streets of Cannaregio, make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Venice vacation maker website.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Positano.
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Positano, Italy — 3 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Explore Positano's surroundings by going to Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Ravello (Villa Rufolo, Duomo di Ravello, &more). On the 5th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Grande, and take a memorable drive along Amalfi Coast.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Positano itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Positano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Positano sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rome itinerary planner.

You can drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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Spain travel guide

4.5
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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