28 days in Italy, Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

28 days in Italy, Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

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28 days in Italy, Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sirmione, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
San Gimignano, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belém Tower and Jeronimos Monastery. Head to Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Artes de S+Jorgefor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Praia da ursa). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, take in the views from 25 de Abril Bridge, and get interesting insight from Lisbon by Boat.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planner .

Sao Paulo, 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 Sao Paulo to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In July, Lisbon is a bit warmer than Sao Paulo - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sintra
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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
National Tile Museum ©
National Tile Museum

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 15th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni Alberoni, then look for gifts at Banco Lotto n°10, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Giudecca 795 Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, then browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Venice online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Lisbon to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Venice, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sirmione.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Sirmione, Italy

Sirmione ©
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Il Vittoriale degli Italiani, explore the activities along Fiume Mincio, then meet the residents at Parco Natura Viva, and finally look for gifts at Manufacto Galleria Artigiana. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesetta di S. Anna, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Scaligera di Sirmione, then delve into the distant past at Grotte di Catullo, and finally kick back and relax at Jamaica Beach.

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Drive from Venice to Sirmione in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Sirmione can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Sirmione

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manufacto Galleria Artigiana, Il Vittoriale degli Italiani, Fiume Mincio, Parco Natura Viva
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Parco Natura Viva ©
Parco Natura Viva
Il Vittoriale degli Italiani ©
Il Vittoriale degli Italiani
Grotte di Catullo ©
Grotte di Catullo

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
For shopping fun, head to Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri or Collezione Roberto Casamonti. Get some cultural insight at Pitti Palace and Basilica di Santa Croce. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, shop like a local with Pitti Mosaici, take in the exciting artwork at I Mosaici Di Lastrucci, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Florence online trip maker .

Drive from Sirmione to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Beaches
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

2
nights
San Gimignano, Italy

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Siena Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, and finally steep yourself in history at Torre Grossa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Palazzo Sansedoni, stop by Siena Tartufi (truffle hunting), and then steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Gimignano holiday app .

Traveling by car from Florence to San Gimignano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in San Gimignano, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Siena
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Siena Cathedral ©
Siena Cathedral
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Centro Storico di Siena ©
Centro Storico di Siena

4
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.
Vatican Museums and Palatine Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Stabilimento Balneare le Palme and Catacombe di San Callisto. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rome journey tool .

Traveling by car from San Gimignano to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Casa Batllo and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Head to La Boqueria and En construcciofor plenty of shopping. Take a break from Barcelona with a short trip to Platja Fonda in Begur, about 2 hours away. Spend the 31st (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Barceloneta Beach, stroll through Platja Port Bo, shop like a local with Galeria La Lesia, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

For ratings and other tourist information, read Barcelona tour planner .

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rome in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Platja Port Bo, Platja Fonda
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Museo Picasso ©
Museo Picasso

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Let the collections at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral Primada. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo & Museo del Greco). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park, make a trip to Gran Via, view the masterpieces at Diseno Propio. Artesania., and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect nights in Madrid to be a bit cooler, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Toledo
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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

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