10 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

10 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Coimbra, Portugal
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
3
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
4
Braga, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Toledo, Spain
— 1 day
Train:  45 min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil


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1
day
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 7th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, then snap pictures at Vasco da Gama Bridge, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally learn about winemaking at The Best Portugal.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon itinerary planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Lisbon, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Vasco da Gama Bridge ©
Vasco da Gama Bridge

1
night
Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 8th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of St Michael, then contemplate the long history of Sala dos Capelos, then steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, and finally trek along Choupal National Forest.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Coimbra trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Lisbon to Coimbra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in September, you will find days in Coimbra are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Trails Historic Sites Outdoors
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Choupal National Forest ©
Choupal National Forest
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz ©
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz
Sala dos Capelos ©
Sala dos Capelos

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.
On the 9th (Mon), catch a live event at Estadio do Dragao, then don't miss a visit to Cemiterio da Lapa, then view the masterpieces at Belomonte 20, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue Kadoorie - Mekor Haim.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Porto trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Coimbra to Porto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Porto are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Braga.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Cemiterio da Lapa ©
Cemiterio da Lapa
Synagogue Kadoorie - Mekor Haim ©
Synagogue Kadoorie - Mekor Haim
Estadio do Dragao ©
Estadio do Dragao

1
night
Braga, Portugal

Braga ©
Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
On the 10th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Se de Braga, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Marcos Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santa Cruz, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Misericordia de Braga, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja e Convento do Populo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sameiro Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Braga trip planning app.

Drive from Porto to Braga in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Braga are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites
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Sameiro Sanctuary ©
Sameiro Sanctuary
Igreja da Misericordia de Braga ©
Igreja da Misericordia de Braga
Se de Braga ©
Se de Braga

1
day
Toledo, Spain

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
On the 11th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at San Roman Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, make a trip to Catedral Primada, then examine the collection at MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Santa Cruz, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de San Antonio de Padua.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Toledo day trip tool.

Getting from Braga to Toledo by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Braga to Toledo. When traveling from Braga in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Toledo: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Museo de Santa Cruz ©
Museo de Santa Cruz
MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo ©
MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 12th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Templo de Debod, get engrossed in the history at Museo de America, see the interesting displays at Lope de Vega Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Antonio de los Alemanes, then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and finally examine the collection at Casita Museo de Raton Perez.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid online trip builder.

You can take a train from Toledo to Madrid in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums
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Templo de Debod ©
Templo de Debod
Museo de America ©
Museo de America
Lope de Vega Museum ©
Lope de Vega Museum

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Popular historic sites such as Barcelona Cathedral and Vila Vella (Old Town) are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Lloret de Mar (PlayVR Lloret & Iglesia Ortodoxa Lloret de Mar) and Ermita Sant Grau d'Ardenya (in Tossa de Mar). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, admire the striking features of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuari de la Mare de Deu Del Carme Barcelona.

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Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, Tossa de Mar
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)

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