19 days in Italy, Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

19 days in Italy, Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

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19 days in Italy, Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Fly:  14​h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
4
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Pisa, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Florence, Italy
— Few hours
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Porto Alegre, Brazil


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2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then take a stroll through Belém Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon road trip website .

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Porto Alegre to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto Alegre in January, things will get cooler in Lisbon: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

1
night
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 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then admire the landmark architecture of Retiro Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Madrid trip planning site .

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, Madrid is slightly colder than Lisbon - with highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

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

3
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in January; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Milan route website .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Milan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in January, with highs in Milan at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
nights
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

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Traveling by train from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Pisa.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Battistero and then take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pisa road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Venice to Pisa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Venice in January, you will find days in Pisa are somewhat warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

few
hours
Florence, Italy

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John, then make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Florence day trip planning tool .

Take a train from Pisa to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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5
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the galleries of Welcome to Rome, and make a trip to Piazza Navona.

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Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Rome are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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