16 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

16 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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16 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil


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3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some cultural insight at Jeronimos Monastery and Castelo de S. Jorge. You'll explore and learn at National Tile Museum and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Belém Tower, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, ponder the design of Rossio Square, and see the interesting displays at Museu da Filigrana.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon day trip planning tool .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sao Paulo in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Alfama ©
Alfama

3
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular. Take a break from the city and head to Praia do Carneiro and Praia de Lavadores. Spend the 24th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Homem do Leme, and stroll through Praia da Luz.

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Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Lisbon, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Praia do Carneiro ©
Praia do Carneiro
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Praia de Lavadores ©
Praia de Lavadores

2
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at El Barri Gòtic and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Escape the urban bustle at Barceloneta Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and walk around Parc Guell.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona route planner .

Traveling by flight from Porto to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Porto in June, with highs in Barcelona at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Prado National Museum. Get some cultural insight at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and Museo del Greco. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo & Catedral Primada). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Retiro Park, explore the world behind art at Museo Cerralbo, take an in-depth tour of Lope de Vega Museum, and contemplate the long history of Casa de Campo.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Madrid tour itinerary maker site .

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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