12 days in Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

12 days in Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

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Start: Brasilia, Brazil
Fly:  9 h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  19 h
End: Brasilia, Brazil

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, wander the streets of Alfama, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planner.

Brasilia, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Brasilia to Lisbon. Traveling from Brasilia in May, things will get slightly colder in Lisbon: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): walk around Parque del Retiro, thenexplore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, thensteep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Madrid is 1 hour. In May in Madrid, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), steep yourself in history at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Torre del Oro, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de España. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, thenwander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, thentake in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Seville trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Seville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seville, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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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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Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get great views at Mirador de Aldehuela, take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda, thentake in the views from Puente Nuevo, and finally see where the action happens at Plaza de Toros de Ronda. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, thentake some stellar pictures from Mirador puente nuevo de Ronda, thenwander the streets of Old City, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Placa A Los Viajeros Romanticos.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ronda driving holiday planner.

Getting from Seville to Ronda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Ronda are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): wander the streets of Albayzin, admire the striking features of Generalife, and then contemplate the long history of Alhambra.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Granada day trip app.

Getting from Ronda to Granada by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Granada sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

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