10 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

10 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Start: Madrid, Spain
Drive:  6 h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Albufeira, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
End: Madrid, Spain

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), Arco do Triunfo, Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and other attractions. It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon tour planner.

Madrid, Spain to Lisbon is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Mon) before leaving for Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

2
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Dolphin & Whale Watching has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll through Falesia Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha. On your second day here, take in the waterfront at Carvoeiro Boardwalk, explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Albufeira holiday planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Albufeira, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Seville.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carvoeiro Boardwalk, Ponta da Piedade, Praia Da Rocha
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Puente Nuevo. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, and finally make a trip to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): take in the views from Puente Nuevo.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seville holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Seville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Albufeira to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. October in Seville sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Puente Nuevo
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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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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 Gran Via, Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and Catedral Primada. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Gran Via, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Seville in October: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Toledo
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

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