15 days in Spain, Italy & Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Spain, Italy & Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Madrid attractions planner.

Uberlandia, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Uberlandia to Madrid, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uberlandia in August, expect Madrid to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): walk around Parc de Montjuic, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. On your second day here, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, stroll around Parc Guell, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

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You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for slightly colder days in Barcelona, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Barcelona, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough 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
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and finally examine the collection at Pitti Palace. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip builder site.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Florence, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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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 10th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and finally explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. August in Venice sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Porto itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Porto takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Venice to Porto is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Venice in August, things will get slightly colder in Porto: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 13th (Fri), make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), make a trip to Belém Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Alfama, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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