11 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

11 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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11 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin), India
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Kochi (Cochin), India


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2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 21st (Tue), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Natural da Arrabida. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at LisboaPhysio, make a trip to Belém Tower, then make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and finally take a stroll through Alfama.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Kochi (Cochin), India to Lisbon is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Kochi (Cochin) to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In April, Lisbon is cooler than Kochi (Cochin) - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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Parque Natural da Arrabida
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Alfama ©
Alfama
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get outdoors at Beebiker and Parque de la Bombilla. Get a sense of the local culture at Prado National Museum and Gran Via. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Rock Trips Spain, take a stroll through Chueca, walk around Parque del Retiro, and visit La Latina.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Madrid attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in April, Madrid is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Gran Via ©
Gran Via

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get outdoors at Moubikes and Mercado Gotico de Barcelona (Mercat Gotic de Barcelona). Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parc Guell, take an in-depth tour of MUHBA Oliva Artes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and wander the streets of Passeig de Gracia.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

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