15 days in Portugal, Spain & Rome Itinerary

15 days in Portugal, Spain & Rome Itinerary

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15 days in Portugal, Spain & Rome Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Brussels, Belgium


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2
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.
Porto is known for historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, and browse the collection at Livraria Lello.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto online route planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Porto is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Porto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Porto: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Museums Parks
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Food Tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Quinta da Regaleira, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and wander the streets of Alfama.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Madrid is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Madrid when traveling from Lisbon in October, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, walk around Parc Guell, and shop like a local with La Boqueria.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Barcelona online travel route planner .

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in October since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

3
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, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums.

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You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Rome are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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