16 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

16 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Fatima, Portugal
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Spain — 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Corral De La Moreria has been added to your itinerary. On the 27th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, then take a stroll through La Latina, and finally take in a show at Corral De La Moreria.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Madrid day trip planning app.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Madrid is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Santo Domingo to Madrid is 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 1 night

City of Towers

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Royal Alcázar of Seville, Plaza de España, Barrio Santa Cruz, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, make a trip to Plaza del Triunfo, then examine the collection at Las Duenas Palace, and finally stop by Barrio Santa Cruz. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla and then contemplate the long history of Ayuntamiento (City Hall).

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Seville tour builder site.

Fly from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seville, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 29th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Lisbon trip builder.

You can fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. October in Lisbon sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will leave for Fatima on the 31st (Mon).
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Fatima, Portugal

Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. On the 31st (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos, then don't miss a visit to Batalha Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capelas Imperfeitas, and finally look for gifts at Casa Trovao.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Fatima itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Lisbon to Fatima by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 2 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): learn about winemaking at Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge, learn about winemaking at Pocas Vinhos, do a tasting at Porto Augusto's, then do a tasting at Casa Ramos Pinto, and finally take a stroll through Ribeira do Porto.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Porto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fatima to Porto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santiago de Compostela.
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain — 1 night

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Santiago de Compostela trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Porto to Santiago de Compostela takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Santiago de Compostela is 1 hour. Traveling from Porto in November, things will get slightly colder in Santiago de Compostela: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the next day, explore the ancient world of MUHBA Temple d'August, wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, then take a stroll through Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), then don't miss a visit to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally explore the world behind art at Casa Vicens.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Barcelona online attractions planner.

Fly from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santiago de Compostela in November: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. You will leave for Madrid on the 6th (Sun).
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Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Sorolla and National Archaeological Museum of Spain. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Las Murallas de Avila and Basilica de San Vicente. Take a break from Madrid with a short trip to The Four Posts in Avila, about 1h 35 min away. See even more of Madrid: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, pause for some serene contemplation at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Madrid itinerary site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In November, Madrid is little chillier than Barcelona - with highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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