8 days in Lisbon, Sintra & Spain Itinerary

8 days in Lisbon, Sintra & Spain Itinerary

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8 days in Lisbon, Sintra & Spain Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
Fly:  3 h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Bus:  30 min
2
Sintra, Portugal
— 1 day
Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
4
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
6
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
End: Rome, Italy

1
night
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 Time Out Market Lisboa, Jardim da Praca do Imperio, Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, stop by Alfama, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), don't miss a visit to Praca Luis de Camoes, then don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and finally admire the natural beauty at Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon tour planner.

Paris, France to Lisbon is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in February; daily highs in Lisbon reach 18°C and lows reach 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Thu) before leaving for Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Classes Neighborhoods
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Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara ©
Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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Sintra, Portugal

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Park and National Palace of Pena has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Palacio Nacional de Sintra, admire the landmark architecture of Quinta da Regaleira, then step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo dos Mouros, and finally ponder the world of politics at Câmara Municipal.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sintra journey planner.

Sintra is just a stone's throw from Lisbon. February in Sintra sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Parks
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Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

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night
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 Alameda de Hercules, Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), Casa de Pilatos, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the landmark architecture of Torre del Oro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and finally take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz.

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Getting from Sintra to Seville by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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night
Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
You've added Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, Plaza de la Corredera, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, take in panoramic vistas at Torre de la Malmuerta, get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana, then make a trip to Plaza de Las Tendillas, then make a trip to Plaza de la Corredera, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Calleja de las Flores.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cordoba road trip app .

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Cordoba, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums
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Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos ©
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos

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Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro, explore the galleries of Alcazaba, and then test your problem-solving skills at La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Malaga trip maker website .

You can take a train from Cordoba to Malaga in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in February, Malaga is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga ©
La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro

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night
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Alcazaba, Generalife, Plaza de Isabel La Catolica, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Dar al-Horra, steep yourself in history at Casa del Chapiz, admire the striking features of Casa Morisca de Horno de Oro, then examine the collection at Casa de Zafra, then steep yourself in history at El Banuelo, and finally admire the striking features of Corral del Carbon.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Granada holiday planner.

Getting from Malaga to Granada by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Malaga in February: high temperatures in Granada hover around 14°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Generalife ©
Generalife
Nasrid Palaces ©
Nasrid Palaces
Dar al-Horra ©
Dar al-Horra

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Magic Fountain, Placa d'Espanya, Las Ramblas, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stroll around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then take a stroll through Passeig de Gracia, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally take a stroll through Las Ramblas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Barcelona route planner.

You can fly from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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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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