11 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

11 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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11 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom


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1
night
Porto, Portugal

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 14th (Sat), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Porto day trip app .

London, UK to Porto is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London in December, you will find days in Porto are somewhat warmer (18°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Lisbon.

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Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon planner .

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, and finally steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville day trip app .

You can fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Seville is 1 hour. December in Seville sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 20th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Keep things going the next day: walk around Parque del Retiro, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Madrid trip builder app .

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Seville in December, with highs in Madrid at 14°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, shop like a local with La Boqueria, stroll around Parc Guell, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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