18 days in Spain, Lisbon & Rome Itinerary

18 days in Spain, Lisbon & Rome Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Seville, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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Rome, Italy
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 28th (Thu), get into the urban bustle at Centro Cultural de Belem - CCB. Keep things going the next day: stop by Alfama, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, then explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and finally make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Lisbon is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Riyadh in October, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Catedral de Sevilla. Get some historical perspective at Barrio Santa Cruz and Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Plaza de España, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, wander the streets of Centro Historico de Sevilla, and admire the landmark architecture of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Seville. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Tours
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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 3rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Puerta del Sol, then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, then get a taste of the local shopping with Gran Via, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip planner.

You can fly from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seville in November, expect Madrid to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
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Barcelona, Spain

— 5 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.
Museu Picasso and Joan Miro Foundation will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Playas de Calella (in Calella de Palafrugell) and S'Agaro (San Pol Beach & Camino de Ronda). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, stroll through Platja Port Bo, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in November, with highs in Barcelona at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus. There's still lots to do: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, visit Trastevere, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Rome sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Spain travel guide

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Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
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.