15 days in Lisbon & Madrid Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. In March, Lisbon is much colder than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. You'll set off for Madrid on the 11th (Sat).
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Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
For shopping fun, head to Cava Baja Gallery or Mercado de San Antón. Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Alcazar - Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha, El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, &more) and Cuenca (Museo Tesoro Catedral, Historic Walled Town of Cuenca, &more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Naval Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum of Spain.

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Fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in March, expect Madrid to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 5°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 8 nights

City of Seven Hills

Time Out Market Lisboa has been added to your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Rossio Square. Explore hidden gems such as Capela dos Ossos and Convento de Cristo. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca), Castelo de Tomar (in Tomar) and Batalha Monastery (in Batalha). Enjoy Lisbon some more: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Evora, wander the streets of Parque das Nacoes, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora).

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You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in March since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 10°C. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Thu).
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