15 days in Madrid, Barcelona & Sao Paulo Itinerary

15 days in Madrid, Barcelona & Sao Paulo Itinerary

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15 days in Madrid, Barcelona & Sao Paulo Itinerary

Start: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
bus + Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
3
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
End: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Walls of Avila and Alcazar de Segovia. Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, & more), Avila (Casco Historico de Avila, Cathedral of Avila, & more) and Catedral de Segovia (in Segovia). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, make a trip to Gran Via, and hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Madrid trip planner .

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Belo Horizonte to Madrid. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Belo Horizonte in July: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 40°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Avila, Toledo, Segovia
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila

6
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Boqueria and Passeig de Gracia. Escape the urban bustle at Fenals Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Tossa de Mar (Vila Vella (Old Town) & Art Gallery Blanco Grane), Anfiteatro de Tarragona (in Tarragona) and Plaza de Sant Antoni (in Altafulla). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, examine the collection at Museo Picasso, walk around Parc Guell, and appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in July: highs in Barcelona hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tossa de Mar, Plaza de Sant Antoni, Playa de la Pineda, Fenals Beach, Anfiteatro de Tarragona
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Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil and Catavento Cultural e Educacional. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Football Museum and Mosteiro De Sao Bento. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ibirapuera Park, take a stroll around The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Barcelona to Sao Paulo in 14.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a -4 hour difference. In July, Sao Paulo is little chillier than Barcelona - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil ©
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

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