18 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

18 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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18 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Albufeira, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: New Delhi, India


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2
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanografic Valencia and then get curious at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc Valencia and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Valencia online travel planner .

Mumbai, India to Valencia is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Valencia, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in October: high temperatures in Valencia hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Childrens Museums
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia
Oceanografic Valencia ©
Oceanografic Valencia

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): ponder the design of The Magic Fountain, walk around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Las Ramblas, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Barcelona planner .

Fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Valencia in October, plan for slightly colder days in Barcelona, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

3
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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Attractions like Royal Palace of Madrid and Casa de Campo make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Madrid. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Casa de Campo ©
Casa de Campo

2
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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 9th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Isla Magica and then admire the striking features of Plaza de España. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seville when traveling from Madrid in October, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Isla Magica ©
Isla Magica
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha and then stroll through Falesia Beach.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Albufeira road trip planning app .

You can drive from Seville to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Seville to Albufeira is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Praia Da Rocha
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Bring the kids along to Lisbon Oceanarium and Jardim Zoologico. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Belém Tower, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and get your game on at Five Historic Photography Studio.

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Getting from Albufeira to Lisbon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Lisbon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Jardim Zoologico ©
Jardim Zoologico

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.
On the 16th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Carneiro, and finally kick back and relax at Praia de Lavadores. On your second day here, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Porto vacation maker tool .

Getting from Lisbon to Porto by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Beaches Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Praia do Carneiro ©
Praia do Carneiro
Praia de Lavadores ©
Praia de Lavadores

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