10 days in Madrid, Italy & Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Madrid, Italy & Portugal Itinerary

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10 days in Madrid, Italy & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
4
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid and then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, explore the activities along Retiro Park, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Madrid road trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Madrid is 4 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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 28th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rome tour planning website .

Fly from Madrid to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 30th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, Florence is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

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You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Belém Tower, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and wander the streets of Alfama.

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Traveling by flight from Venice to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Venice to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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