15 days in Spain, Italy & Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Spain, Italy & Portugal Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

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: contemplate the long history 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 fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

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You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 fly to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

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, contemplate the long history of 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 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

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Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

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: pause for some serene contemplation at 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.

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Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. 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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Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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, admire the striking features of 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 contemplate the long history 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 take a bus. 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 catch the flight to Porto.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Porto, Portugal

— 1 night

Unvanquished City

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).

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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 catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

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 admire the natural beauty at 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 2.5 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 fly back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.