16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad, India
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
5
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  16​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad, India


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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 fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and walk around Parc Guell.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona day trip site .

Hyderabad, India to Barcelona is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. In May, Barcelona is cooler than Hyderabad - with highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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 13th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente.

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Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Madrid, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Ronda.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): make a trip to Ronda, get outside with Ronda Dressage, then look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, and finally learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Puente Nuevo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardines de Cuenca, and then take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ronda trip planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Ronda takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Metropol Parasol, admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, and then make a trip to Plaza de España.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Seville online travel planner .

You can take a bus from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, then make a trip to Livraria Lello, and finally steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Porto route maker .

Traveling by flight from Seville to Porto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, Porto is slightly colder than Seville - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

4
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. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Belém Tower, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner .

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Porto in May, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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