12 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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12 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Nerja, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: New Delhi, India


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1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
To see ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid road trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Madrid is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Madrid is minus 4 hours. In January, Madrid is slightly colder than New Delhi - with highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 1st (Sat), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, then steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, then kick back and relax at Praia da ursa, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Isabel Church.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lisbon online trip maker .

Getting from Madrid to Lisbon by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon. In January, Lisbon is a bit warmer than Madrid - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

2
nights
Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Las Canteras Beach, then kick back and relax at Playa de la Caleta, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Mogan, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de Amadores. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Playa de San Agustin, kick back and relax at Playa De Las Burras, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Maspalomas, and finally catch some excitement at Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Maspalomas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in February; daily highs in Maspalomas reach 24°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Mogan, Playa de la Caleta, Las Canteras Beach, Playa de Amadores
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Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Playa de Maspalomas ©
Playa de Maspalomas

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 5th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, admire the striking features of Torre Giralda, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seville trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Maspalomas to Seville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maspalomas to Seville. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Maspalomas in February: high temperatures in Seville hover around 18°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Nerja.

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

1
night
Nerja, Spain

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. On the 6th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Alberquilla, enjoy the sand and surf at Papagayo Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Capistrano Playa, and finally kick back and relax at Burriana Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nerja sightseeing app .

Traveling by car from Seville to Nerja takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seville in February, with highs in Nerja at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Papagayo Beach ©
Papagayo Beach
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla

1
night
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces, and then steep yourself in history at Alhambra.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada road trip website .

Traveling by car from Nerja to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Granada, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Nasrid Palaces ©
Nasrid Palaces

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then stroll around Parc Guell. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona travel route tool .

You can fly from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. February in Barcelona sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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