20 days in Lisbon & Spain Itinerary

20 days in Lisbon & Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 45 min
3
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Los Angeles, United States

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alfama, Carmo Archaeological Museum and Rua dos Correeiros Archaeological Nucleus. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santo Antonio de Lisboa and Miradouro da Graca (Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen). Get a sense of the local culture at Belém Tower and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge and see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon online sightseeing planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Los Angeles in September, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fly Art, National Archaeological Museum of Spain and Parque del Retiro. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente.

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You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
National Archaeological Museum of Spain ©
National Archaeological Museum of Spain
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

3
nights
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.
You've now added Alhambra to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, then explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, then contemplate the long history of Monasterio Cartuja, and finally take a stroll through Albayzin.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Madrid to Granada in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Granada, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Monasterio Cartuja ©
Monasterio Cartuja
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

6
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.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Ciutat Vella will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to El Born and Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA. There's more to do: make a trip to Casa Batllo and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona travel route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Granada in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 65°F in Barcelona. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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