10 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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10 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
3
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: San Francisco, United States


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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.
You'll explore and learn at Casa Batllo and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Get some historical perspective at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parc Guell, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sant Pau del Camp, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and examine the collection at Parc de Montjuic.

For reviews and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona vacation website .

San Francisco, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in November, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Lope de Vega Museum, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in November, things will get slightly colder in Madrid: highs are around 59°F and lows about 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

1
night
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.
On the 28th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory, then admire the striking features of Plaza de España, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Sevilla.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Seville online driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in November, expect Seville to be somewhat warmer, temps between 66°F and 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
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 29th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, wander the streets of Belém Tower, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, then don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and finally contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Castelo dos Mouros and then take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon road trip planning website .

You can fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Seville to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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