28 days in Italy, Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

28 days in Italy, Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

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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
Drive:  3 h
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.
You'll explore and learn at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia da ursa and Costa de Caparica. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, get a new perspective on things with Nosso Tejo, choose your vessel at Lisbon by Boat, and look for gifts at Artes de S+Jorge.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in July, with highs in Lisbon at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sintra
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Praia da ursa ©
Praia da ursa
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni Alberoni, then look for gifts at Banco Lotto n°10, then explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Giudecca 795 Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Lisbon to Venice in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Sirmione.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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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): enjoy some music at Il Vittoriale degli Italiani, then explore the activities along Fiume Mincio, then get to know the resident critters at Parco Natura Viva, and finally stop by Manufacto Galleria Artigiana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesetta di S. Anna, explore the historical opulence of Castello Scaligero, then explore the ancient world of Grotte di Catullo, and finally kick back and relax at Jamaica Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sirmione online visit planner.

You can drive from Venice to Sirmione in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Sirmione

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Parco Natura Viva, Il Vittoriale degli Italiani, Fiume Mincio, Manufacto Galleria Artigiana
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Parco Natura Viva ©
Parco Natura Viva
Il Vittoriale degli Italiani ©
Il Vittoriale degli Italiani
Castello Scaligero ©
Castello Scaligero

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri. Get some cultural insight at Pitti Palace and Piazzale Michelangelo. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, kick back and relax at Lido Di Camaiore, shop like a local with Pitti Mosaici, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Florence day trip planner.

You can drive from Sirmione to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Beaches
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Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, and finally contemplate the long history of Torre Grossa. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Sansedoni, then look for gifts at Siena Tartufi (truffle hunting), and then steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Gimignano travel route builder.

You can drive from Florence to San Gimignano in 1.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Siena
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at V Lounge Beach Club and Stabilimento Balneare le Palme. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Gimignano to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. You'll get in some beach time at Platja Fonda and Platja Port Bo. Spend the 31st (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, shop like a local with Passeig de Gracia, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip planning site.

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Rome in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Barcelona, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a 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
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Museu Picasso ©
Museu Picasso

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Gran Via and Mercado San Miguel. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Catedral Primada, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, stroll around Parque del Retiro, admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect nights in Madrid to be slightly colder, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia ©
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

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