15 days in Portugalete & Italy Itinerary

15 days in Portugalete & Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Portugalete & Italy Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly + Drive:  17 h 45 min
1
Portugalete, Spain
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
2
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
Subway + Train:  3 h
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: San Francisco, United States

2
nights
Portugalete, Spain

Portugalete ©
Portugalete is a town lying to the west of Bilbao in the province of Biscay in the Autonomous Community of Basque Country, northern Spain.The town has 47,756 inhabitants (2013 census) and is part of Bilbao's metropolitan area. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Gorrondatxe Beach and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Munatones Gaztelua, examine the collection at Torre Loizaga, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de Nuestra Senora de La Encina, then get engrossed in the history at Artziniega Museoa, and finally examine the collection at Museo Santxontena.

For reviews, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read Portugalete online travel planner .

San Francisco, USA to Portugalete is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from San Francisco to Portugalete, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. June in Portugalete sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Portugalete

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Getxo, Artziniega, Castillo de Munatones Gaztelua, Torre Loizaga
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Gorrondatxe Beach ©
Gorrondatxe Beach
Torre Loizaga ©
Torre Loizaga
Museo Santxontena ©
Museo Santxontena

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Duomo di Ravello. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. Get out of town with these interesting Ravello side-trips: Torre di Grado (in Praiano), Badia della Santissima Trinita' (in Cava De' Tirreni) and Positano (Fornillo & Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano).

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Portugalete to Ravello. Traveling from Portugalete in June, Ravello is a bit warmer at night with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Torre di Grado, Badia della Santissima Trinita'
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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 26th (Fri): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip site .

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in June, Rome is little chillier at night with lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 28th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take an in-depth tour of Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary builder app .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to San Giorgio Maggiore and Cannaregio. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Pantalon, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Venice holiday site .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Verona
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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