17 days in Germany, Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

17 days in Germany, Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

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17 days in Germany, Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: Grand Rapids, United States
Fly:  18​h
1
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
End: Grand Rapids, United States

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Beer Tastings & Tours as well as BMW Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schloss Nymphenburg and Asam Church. Munich Residenz and Haidhausen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Munich: Hohenschwangau (Neuschwanstein Castle & Schloss Hohenschwangau). There's more to do: hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt and wander the streets of Schwabing.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich road trip planning tool .

Grand Rapids, USA to Munich is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Grand Rapids in June; daily highs in Munich reach 72°F and lows reach 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Hohenschwangau
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Großer Tiergarten, Memorial of the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pergamonmuseum and East Side Gallery. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip planner.

You can fly from Munich to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You've now added El Rastro to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Gran Via. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Retiro Park, admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, view the masterpieces at Rio Creative Art Center, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Berlin to Madrid in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Madrid, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 61°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Appreciate the collections at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castelo de S. Jorge and Cabo da Roca. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Belém Tower, learn about all things military at Museum of National Republican Guard, explore the galleries of Museu do Dinheiro, and take an in-depth tour of Igreja de Sao Roque.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lisbon online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Madrid in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

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