15 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

15 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
2
Sintra, Portugal
— 3 nights
3
Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
4
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
6
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights


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2
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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 26th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, step into the grandiose world of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria de Belem Church, take a stroll through Alfama, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina).

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Lisbon is 5 hours. While traveling from Toronto, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda ©
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda

3
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Quinta da Regaleira, contemplate the long history of Sintra National Palace, then step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena, and finally explore the activities along Vale dos Lagos at Parque de Pena. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Aldeia Da Mata Pequena, then step into the grandiose world of Palacio Nacional de Mafra, and then contemplate the long history of Castelo dos Mouros.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sintra road trip planner.

Sintra is very close to Lisbon. In June in Sintra, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mafra
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Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Palacio Nacional de Mafra ©
Palacio Nacional de Mafra
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

3
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Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Visit Falesia Beach and Praia do Camilo for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Praia Da Rocha and Speed Boats Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia de Cacela Velha (in Vila Nova de Cacela) and Praia da Alagoa (in Altura). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Anthony, head outdoors with Pro Putting Garden, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lagos road trip planning site.

You can drive from Sintra to Lagos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Praia Da Rocha, Church of St. Anthony, Praia de Cacela Velha, Praia da Alagoa, Falesia Beach
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Seville online road trip planner.

You can drive from Lagos to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Lagos to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lagos in July, you will find days in Seville are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

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

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Anfiteatro de Tarragona and Fenals Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Tarragona (Circ Roma & Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Barcelona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Seville, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Tarragona, Fenals Beach
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Anfiteatro de Tarragona ©
Anfiteatro de Tarragona
Circ Roma ©
Circ Roma

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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 8th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Plaza mayor de Chinchon, then stroll through Playa del Alberche, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

To find out how to plan a trip to Madrid, use our trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Plaza mayor de Chinchon, Playa del Alberche
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza mayor de Chinchon ©
Plaza mayor de Chinchon
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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