15 days in Italy, Portugal & Madrid Itinerary

15 days in Italy, Portugal & Madrid Itinerary

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15 days in Italy, Portugal & Madrid Itinerary

Start: Curitiba, Brazil
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
3
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Curitiba, Brazil


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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 3rd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, then explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and then see the interesting displays at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza).

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid travel planner .

Curitiba, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Curitiba to Madrid due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Curitiba, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Madrid

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

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.
Get some historical perspective at Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums. Museum-lovers will get to explore Galleria Borghese and Sistine Chapel. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome travel app .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to take a train 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

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Milano and Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Parrocchia SS Nabore e Felice and Monumental Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Parco Valentino (in Piani Resinelli) and Como (Oasi WWF del Bassone, Sentiero 6 - Valbasca, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find out how to plan a trip to Milan, use our trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Rome to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in August: highs in Milan hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Milan

Wildlife Parks 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

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castelo de S. Jorge and Quinta da Regaleira. You'll explore and learn at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and National Museum of Ancient Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Sintra National Palace). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery, snap pictures at 25 de Abril Bridge, and wander the streets of Belém Tower.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lisbon sightseeing planner.

Getting from Milan to Lisbon by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Milan to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour 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 Shopping

Side Trip

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

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Clerigos Tower. Appreciate the collections at Museu Serralves and Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis. Spend the 14th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Palacio da Bolsa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, stroll through Cais da Ribeira, and snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Porto tour app .

Getting from Lisbon to Porto by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in August: high temperatures in Porto hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves

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