11 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

11 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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11 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Toronto, Canada


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2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Belém Tower, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary builder website .

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Lisbon. When traveling from Toronto in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

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Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Metropol Parasol, stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa, and then get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Seville road trip planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

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
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 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, explore the activities along Retiro Park, and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Puerta del Sol, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid.

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Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Madrid are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough 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, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, explore and take pictures at Camp Nou, make a trip to Casa Batllo, and pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read Barcelona day trip planning site .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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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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