10 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

10 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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10 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom


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1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Porto online trip maker .

London, UK to Porto is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Porto reach 16°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Lisbon.

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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Room Escape Games

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, then take a stroll through Belém Tower, and finally contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): take a stroll through Alfama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, and finally snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon vacation planner .

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In January in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

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

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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 15th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Metropol Parasol, then walk around Parque de Maria Luisa, and then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville day trip planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Seville due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Parque del Retiro, then admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Madrid online journey planner .

Take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seville in January, things will get slightly colder in Madrid: highs are around 12°C and lows about 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 19th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Las Ramblas, walk around Parc Guell, and then appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona holiday maker .

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in January; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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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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