15 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

15 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10 h
1
Porto, Portugal
— 1 day
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
4
Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Toronto, Canada


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1
day
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 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Porto trip builder.

Toronto, Canada to Porto is an approximately 10- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Porto. In May, daytime highs in Porto are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Alfama, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lisbon using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Porto in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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 6th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Seville online trip planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Seville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Seville are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Ronda.

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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Parque de Maria Luisa ©
Parque de Maria Luisa

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nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Aldehuela, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paddock Paradise Ronda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): take in the views from Puente Nuevo and then admire the natural beauty at Jardines de Cuenca.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ronda trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by bus from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Ronda sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Wildlife Trails
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find reviews and tourist information, use the Madrid journey planner.

Traveling by train from Ronda to Madrid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Ronda in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Casa Batllo, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip maker website.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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