13 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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1
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
3
Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
4
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
5
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
6
Lagos, Portugal
— 1 night
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
8
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night


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1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 29th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, visit La Latina, thensteep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and finally head outdoors with Picnic Madrid. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum of Spain, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Madrid vacation planning tool.

London, UK to Madrid is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from London in August, expect Madrid to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Picnic Madrid ©
Picnic Madrid
Museo Sorolla ©
Museo Sorolla
National Archaeological Museum of Spain ©
National Archaeological Museum of Spain

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, see the interesting displays at Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Ciutat Vella, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip maker.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

1
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Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Juan del Hospital, take an in-depth tour of Centre Arqueològic de l'Almoina, thenexamine the collection at Casa de las Rocas, thenwander the streets of Barrio del Carmen, and finally examine the collection at El Museo Nacional de Ceramica y de las Artes Suntuarias Gonzalez Marti. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Real Colegio Seminario de Corpus Christi, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Valencia Cathedral, and then contemplate the long history of La Lonja de la Seda.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Valencia trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral
Barrio del Carmen ©
Barrio del Carmen
La Lonja de la Seda ©
La Lonja de la Seda

1
night
Granada, Spain

Granada
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Granada route planning website.

Traveling by car from Valencia to Granada takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Valencia in September, Granada is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll travel to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Outdoors Tours Parks
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3
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Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Plaza de España and Barrio Santa Cruz. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Casa Palacio de Las Duenas and Plaza del Triunfo. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, see where the action happens at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and contemplate the long history of Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Seville route builder website.

You can drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stroll through Praia de Alvor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Misericordia of Alvor, enjoy the sea views from Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, thenexplore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, and finally head outdoors with Pro Putting Garden.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lagos sightseeing tool.

Getting from Seville to Lagos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Seville to Lagos, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Lagos, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Portimao
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Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade
Praia de Alvor ©
Praia de Alvor
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade ©
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): wander the streets of Alfama, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, thenexplore the galleries of Igreja de Sao Roque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ancient Art, thenmake a trip to Belém Tower, thenstep into the grandiose world of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda ©
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda
Alfama ©
Alfama

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night
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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.
On the 9th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge, do a tasting at Churchill's - Visitors Centre, do a tasting at Porto Augusto's, thenlearn about winemaking at Casa Ramos Pinto, thentake a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela das Almas.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Porto trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in September: high temperatures in Porto hover around °C and lows are around °C. On the 10th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Vila Nova de Gaia
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Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge ©
Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge
Porto Augusto's ©
Porto Augusto's
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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