15 days in Madrid, Barcelona & Sao Paulo Itinerary

15 days in Madrid, Barcelona & Sao Paulo Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alcazar of Segovia and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Visit The Walls of Avila and Catedral de Avila for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo & Catedral Primada), Avila (Casco Historico de Avila & The Four Posts) and Catedral de Segovia (in Segovia). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, stroll around Parque del Retiro, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and take a stroll through Gran Via.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid visit planner.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Belo Horizonte to Madrid, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Belo Horizonte in July: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 40°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Barcelona, Spain

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vila Vella (Old Town) and Parc Guell. Venture out of the city with trips to Art Gallery Blanco Grane - Tossa de Mar (in Tossa de Mar), Plaza de Sant Antoni (in Altafulla) and Fenals Beach (in Lloret de Mar). Spend the 24th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Anfiteatro de Tarragona, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in July, you will find days in Barcelona are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
You'll explore and learn at Museu do Futebol and Ceres Art. Shop till you drop at The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo and Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Liberdade, wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro De Sao Bento, and take in the exciting artwork at Zipper Galeria.

For more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Sao Paulo takes 15.5 hours. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Barcelona to Sao Paulo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Barcelona in July: high temperatures in Sao Paulo hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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