14 days in Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

14 days in Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

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14 days in Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: Madrid, Spain
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Torremolinos, Spain
— 5 nights
train:  5​h 15​min
4
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
End: Barcelona, Spain

2
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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Calle de Santa Isabel. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Cerveza Domus & Casco Historico de Toledo). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, and sample the tasty concoctions at Compania de Cervezas del Valle del Kahs.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary maker tool .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. In September, daytime highs in Madrid are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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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 25th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then get to know the fascinating history of Belém Tower, then take a stroll through Bairro Alto, and finally contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lisbon vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Madrid to Lisbon by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Torremolinos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Bairro Alto ©
Bairro Alto

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Torremolinos, Spain

Torremolinos ©
Torremolinos is a municipality on the Costa del Sol of the Mediterranean, immediately to the west of the city of Málaga, in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Get in touch with nature at Paraiso Beach Torremolinos and Playa El Bajondillo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Baños Arabes and Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion. Go for a jaunt from Torremolinos to Marbella to see Marbella Old Town about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Hawaii Playa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Los Alamos / El Canuelo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Miguel, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Calle San Miguel.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Torremolinos trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Torremolinos takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Torremolinos. In September, daytime highs in Torremolinos are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Torremolinos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion, Baños Arabes, Marbella Old Town, Castillo de Colomares
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Playa La Carihuela ©
Playa La Carihuela
Baños Arabes ©
Baños Arabes
Playamar ©
Playamar

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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): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc Valencia. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at City of the Arts and Sciences, steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Micalet - Miguelete, and finally steep yourself in history at La Lonja de la Seda.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Valencia trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Torremolinos to Valencia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums
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Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral
La Lonja de la Seda ©
La Lonja de la Seda

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the local landmark of Magic Fountain (Font Magica), appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner .

You can fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Valencia in October, you will find days in Barcelona are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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