32 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

32 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). The adventure continues: make a trip to Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and stop by Alfama.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon driving holiday website.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Lisbon is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, expect Lisbon to be cooler, temps between 18°C and 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Mon) before leaving for Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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Porto, Portugal

— 3 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto: Coimbra (Jardim Botanico, Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Nova, &more). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Porto route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

Madrid, Spain

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of 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, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, and admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Madrid day trip planning website.

Getting from Porto to Madrid by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Porto in December, things will get slightly colder in Madrid: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:

Seville, Spain

— 3 nights

City of Towers

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 4th (Tue), take in the views from Puente de San Bernardo and then admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Santa Marta, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

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Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, Seville is a bit warmer than Madrid - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:

Cordoba, Spain

— 2 nights

Pearl of Muslim Spain

Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Cordoba is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, and steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cordoba trip planner.

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cordoba can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:

Malaga, Spain

— 3 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: Parque De La Paloma (in Benalmadena) and Nerja (Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, Balcony of Europe, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Alcazaba, explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral, and explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Malaga itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Malaga when traveling from Cordoba in January, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:

Granada, Spain

— 3 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Explore Granada's surroundings by going to Nerja (Detunda Botanical Garden, Fundación Cueva de Nerja, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Alhambra, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro, and admire the masterpieces at Tienda Souvenirs La Alborea.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Granada holiday planner.

You can drive from Malaga to Granada in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Malaga in January, with highs in Granada at 14°C and lows at 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:

Barcelona, Spain

— 5 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Take a break from Barcelona with a short trip to Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey in Montserrat, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and stop by Las Ramblas.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Barcelona road trip planning website.

You can fly from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Granada in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in Barcelona. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 21:

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.