11 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

11 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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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
Fly:  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.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Porto is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. When traveling from London in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Porto, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, take a stroll through Alfama, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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.
On the 19th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, thensteep yourself in history at Plaza de España, and finally steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Seville online holiday planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Seville due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

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

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 20th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Parque del Retiro, thenmake a trip to Plaza Mayor, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

To find ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Madrid is a bit cooler than Seville - with highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, ponder the design of The Magic Fountain, and shop like a local with La Boqueria.

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Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in December since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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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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