15 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

15 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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15 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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.
On the 2nd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Porto trip planning app .

Toronto, Canada to Porto is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Porto. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

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

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belém Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon journey builder .

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Porto in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Tours

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Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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.
On the 6th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Royal Alcázar of Seville, get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Metropol Parasol, then stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Seville trip planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Ronda.

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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
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 8th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, get great views at Mirador de Aldehuela, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and finally explore by horseback at Paddock Paradise Ronda. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Ronda Dressage, then take in the views from Puente Nuevo, and then admire the natural beauty at Jardines de Cuenca.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ronda day trip tool .

Getting from Seville to Ronda by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

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, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Ronda to Madrid in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ronda in May, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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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, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and walk around Parc Guell.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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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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