Two Week Travel Itinerary for Europe: Barcelona, Lisbon & Rome
Last year whilst working full time, I decided to maximise my holiday allowance and squeeze in a handful of European cities across a two week period. Below I have shared my itinerary, detailing where I stayed and what I got up to.
Tip. Before leaving I downloaded offline google maps for each city. This proved invaluable for navigating between sights, finding accommodation and making sure I didn’t get lost.
1)London – Barcelona
Travel: I flew from London to Barcelona (there are plenty of low cost airlines flying this route). I then took the Airport bus to the city centre.
Accommodation: Yeah Barcelona
Top things to in Barcelona:
I took the free Sandmans walking tour around the city.
Sagrada Familia – You can pre book ticket slots online.
Mercat de la Boqueria
Check out El National for wine & tapas or cava & oysters.
Sweet tooth? You must visit Happy Pills and get your sugar fix.
2)Barcelona – Faro (Note: For this leg of the trip I was visiting Family)
Travel: I flew from Barcelona to Faro, and luckily I had my chauffeur (aka Uncle!) collect me from the airport for a door to door service.
Accommodation: Four Seasons Vilamoura
Top things to do in Faro:
Beach Days (Grab a cocktails at Izzys)
Eat the most amazing Seafood – Check out Marias
Watersports such as SUP & Kayaking (Sadly I didn’t get the chance to check these guys out but hopefully next year!).
A popular backpacker alternative to visit in The Algarve is surfing hotspot Lagos.
Faro – Lisbon
Travel: I took a train from Loulé to Lisbon.
Accommodation: Yes Hostel
Top things to do in Lisbon:
São Jorge Castle
Belem Tower (be sure to try the famous Pasteis de Belem)
Bairro Alto District
Timeout Market (great evening spot, for street vendor food)
Sintra day trip
Cascais day trip
P.s. Want more on Lisbon – see my weekend guide.
Lisbon to Rome
Travel: I flew from Lisbon to Rome, then took an airport bus to the city centre.
Accommodation: The Yellow
Top things to do in Rome:
Colosseum & Roman Forum
Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel (Make sure you book ahead online, which substantially cuts down your queuing time and is only an additional four euros)
Eat Pizza & Ice Cream
Rome to London
I spent three/four nights in each destination, ensuring I had plenty of time to explore each city and visit the tourist sights.
I’m hoping to plan another Europe trip next summer….Any top destinations or route recommendations?
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