22 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Coimbra, Portugal
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico, and catch a live event at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip planner.

Hyderabad, India to Madrid is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Hyderabad to Madrid, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Hyderabad in March, with highs in Madrid at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 3 nights

City of Towers

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.
Seville is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and catch a live event at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Seville trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Madrid to Seville by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In March, Seville is a bit warmer than Madrid - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Granada.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Granada, Spain — 2 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, and then admire the natural beauty at Generalife. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Albayzin and then don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada vacation planner.

You can drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in March, Granada is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

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.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Granada to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Granada in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 3 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Dedicate the 15th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, make a trip to Liberdade Square, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Porto vacation planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Porto by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Porto is minus 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Coimbra.
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Coimbra, Portugal — 1 night

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 16th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Convento de Cristo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Portugal dos Pequenitos, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, and then take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra.

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Drive from Porto to Coimbra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra National Palace, &more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip builder app.

You can drive from Coimbra to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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