28 days in Spain, Central Portugal & Milan Itinerary

28 days in Spain, Central Portugal & Milan Itinerary

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28 days in Spain, Central Portugal & Milan Itinerary

Start: Manama, Bahrain
Fly:  10​h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Train + Bus:  5​h
3
Nerja, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Ronda, Spain
— 4 nights
Bus:  2​h
5
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Manama, Bahrain

4
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary maker app .

Manama, Bahrain to Barcelona is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Manama in February, expect Barcelona to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Change things up with a short trip to Puerto De Cotos in Segovia (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid online travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in February, things will get little chillier in Madrid: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nerja.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Puerto De Cotos
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EXIT Madrid ©
EXIT Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

3
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. Take a break from Nerja with a short trip to Los Olivillos in Competa, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo, contemplate the long history of Punta Lara, ponder the design of Fuente del Esparto, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nerja day trip site .

Do a combination of train and bus from Madrid to Nerja in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In February, daytime highs in Nerja are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Los Olivillos
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Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo ©
Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo
Fuente del Esparto ©
Fuente del Esparto
Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja ©
Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja

4
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Ronda Dressage, stroll around Plaza Duquesa de Parcent, explore by horseback at Paddock Paradise Ronda, and do a tasting at Bodega Kieninger.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ronda online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Nerja to Ronda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nerja in February, expect nights in Ronda to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries Parks Tours
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery

4
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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda.

Before you visit Seville, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Ronda to Seville by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. February in Seville sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
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 (Park and National Palace of Pena, Castelo dos Mouros, & more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and take a stroll through Rossio Square.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon road trip app .

Getting from Seville to Lisbon by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Lisbon are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Change things up with a short trip to Museo Egizio in Turin (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and see La Casa Maledetta.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Milan trip maker .

You can fly from Lisbon to Milan in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Milan is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in February, expect Milan to be slightly colder, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Museo Egizio
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La Casa Maledetta ©
La Casa Maledetta
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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