15 days in Italy, Portugal & Madrid Itinerary

15 days in Italy, Portugal & Madrid Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
5
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights


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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 3rd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary site.

Curitiba, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Curitiba to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Curitiba in August, you will find days in Madrid are warmer (39°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and Piazza Navona are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, explore the ancient world of Forum of Augustus, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Rome takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Duomo di Milano and Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore. Visit Monumental Cemetery and Parrocchia SS Nabore e Felice for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Parco Valentino (in Piani Resinelli) and Como (Oasi WWF del Bassone, Sentiero 6 - Valbasca, &more). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and make a trip to Piazza del Duomo.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Milan day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Rome to Milan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Milan: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Milan

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Como, Parco Valentino, Parrocchia SS Nabore e Felice
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Popular historic sites such as Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Sintra National Palace are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and National Museum of Ancient Art. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, wander the streets of Alfama, snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip builder tool.

You can fly from Milan to Lisbon in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Milan to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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.
Visit Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Torre dos Clerigos for their historical value. Palacio da Bolsa and Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, and explore the galleries of Museu Serralves.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Porto itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in August, things will get little chillier in Porto: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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