12 days in Portugal, Sao Paulo & Madrid Itinerary

12 days in Portugal, Sao Paulo & Madrid Itinerary

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12 days in Portugal, Sao Paulo & Madrid Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
1
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, then don't miss a visit to Paulista Avenue, then stop by Galeria Arte Brasileira, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ibirapuera Park.

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If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are Congonhas Airport, Guarulhos - Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport and Viracopos International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Ibirapuera Park ©
Ibirapuera Park
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

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Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately 36 minutes away. Dedicate the 20th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belém Tower, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Bairro Alto, and steep yourself in history at Jeronimos Monastery.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner .

Getting from Sao Paulo to Lisbon by flight takes about 14 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Lisbon is 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in March; daily highs in Lisbon reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

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Side Trip

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

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Porto, Portugal

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Dedicate the 22nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, make a trip to Estadio do Dragao, and browse the collection at Livraria Lello.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Porto

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Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, shopping, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, browse the exhibits of Royal Palace of Madrid, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip builder website .

You can fly from Porto to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Madrid. Traveling from Porto in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Madrid, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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