10 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

10 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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10 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Madrid, Spain
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), Arco do Triunfo, Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary website .

Madrid, Spain to Lisbon is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Lisbon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to 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.
You've now added Dolphin & Whale Watching to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Falesia Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Carvoeiro Boardwalk, then take some stellar pictures from Ponta Da Piedale, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Albufeira trip planner .

You can drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in Albufeira sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Wed) before leaving for Seville.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ponta Da Piedale, Carvoeiro Boardwalk, Praia Da Rocha
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

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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.
Puente Nuevo has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Royal Alcázar of Seville, contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, then admire the striking features of Torre Giralda, then admire the striking features of Catedral de Sevilla, and finally don't miss a visit to Metropol Parasol. On the next day, take in the views from Puente Nuevo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville trip planning tool .

You can drive from Albufeira to Seville in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October in Seville, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Museums

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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. On the next day, take a stroll through Gran Via, then make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seville in October; daily highs in Madrid reach 26°C and lows reach 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 Museums Neighborhoods

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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