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Portugal, Spain, Italy and then Croatia.
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Ok Guys, I’ve got Portugal sorted out and I have the following itinerary leading up to Pamplona:

Porto – 3 days
Lisbon – 3 Days (or an extra day in Lisbon and reduce my time in Algarve to do a day trip to Sintra??)
Algarve Region – 4 days
Seville – 2 days
Granada – 2 days

Now should I:
A) Go to Alicante/Valencia for 2 days and go to Madrid for 3 days
B) Go to Madrid for a few days and thn to Valencia before moving up to Barcelona.

Then its:
Barcelona – 4 days
Pamplona – 5 days

Then I either catch a flight over to Italy (Florence or Venice) or Traverse across the French Riveria into Italy. Catching the flight would get me there quickest and I’m not overall that keen to hang out in the French riveria but it would be one long train/bus trip from Spain to Italy.

Italy I plan to go to the following:
Cinque Terre 3-4 days
Florence 3-4 days
Assisi 1-2 days (or maybe a short stop on the way to Rome??)
Rome 4 days
Sorrento/Naples/Pompeii/Capri 4-5 days.
And across to Bari to get the Ferry to Croatia. I’d be keen to do some Northern Italy like Lake Como etc but I’m not too sure on times just yet. Then from there I go up through Croatia to destination unknown.

Any hints or suggestions are most welcome.
Cheers.

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This is just me, but except for Rome, I might shorten some of the 4-5 day visits.
I think 3 days is plenty for both Cinque Terre (give you more time for northern Italy) as well as Amalfi coast, but that’s just my opinion. Others may say differently.
I liked Alicante as well as Madrid, but don’t have much memory of Valencia.
Many people seem to prefer Barcelona the most.
I became really interested in northern Portugal, but had to give up the idea. Have you looked into the central northern area at all?
I know what you mean about hanging around the French Riviera, but the Catalan region around the Spanish-French border is actually kind of interesting, and can be very scenic.

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I’m quite interested in maybe spending a few days in the Catalan region and flying out to Northern Italy (Milan as a pit stop and head up to Lake Como or something).

I’m trying to give myself time in each area – but I think 3 days in Cinque should be fine (dump my bags at a place and walk and explore) and Florence/Pisa in 3 days should be plenty. Rome being the biggest city i’d want to give it a bit more time. I was just trying to gauge how much time i’d need in both cities. Thanks for the advice.

I’m just not sure of Alicante or Valencia – but a fellow traveler said he didn’t like Valencia too much. Or maybe I Alicante for a quick visit and move onto Madrid for an extra day and go out on a day trip to Toledo or somewhere similar??

I was trying to give myself a bit more time down near Naples/Pompeii etc – a day at each perhaps. But I’m not overly keen on Naples except to sample some Pizza. So I could do that quite easily. Is it difficult to get out to Capri from Sorrento? I know ferries run by but are they very often i.e. 1 an hour or there abouts and the return?

Thanks

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We did not have any trouble getting a ferry to Capri. And actually, it was a pretty cool place, though we did skip the Blue Grotto.

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I want to see the blue grotto, but dont really want to pay the price of hiring a boat to do it, I’d much rather swim in it. I guess it depends on how late the boats stop.

Cheers guys, appreciate it.

I am leaving from London and traveling for 16 days
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I am leaving from Barcelona, Spain with $8000 for 70 days
Porto, Lisbon, Lagos, Seville, Granada, Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Pamplona, La Spezia, Florence, Rome, Sorrento, Venice, Split
Requesting help with Transport, Hostels, Budget, Itinerary, Sights