16 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

16 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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16 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil


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3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Carmo Archaeological Museum and Aldeia da Terra. Discover out-of-the-way places like Capela dos Ossos and Cabo da Roca. Venture out of the city with trips to Castelo dos Mouros (in Sintra) and Evora (Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) & Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, get engrossed in the history at Igreja de Sao Roque, appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon road trip app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in March; daily highs in Lisbon reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Evora, Cabo da Roca, Castelo dos Mouros
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

3
nights
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 20th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Largo da Oliveira, and then examine the collection at O Navio Gil Eannes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Praia da Costa Nova, explore the landscape on two wheels at Biclaria - Bike Rental & Tours, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Porto trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Largo da Oliveira, BICLARIA - Bike Rental & Tours, O Navio Gil Eannes, Praia da Costa Nova
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Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro
Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira
O Navio Gil Eannes ©
O Navio Gil Eannes

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll explore and learn at Alcazar de Segovia and Prado National Museum. Visit Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor for their historical value. Step out of Madrid with an excursion to Catedral de Segovia in Segovia--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Madrid day trip app .

Getting from Porto to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Porto in March since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Segovia
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

4
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 in touch with nature at Mas la Coromina and Bufadors de Bevi. Discover out-of-the-way places like La Via del Nicolau and Font de l’Adou. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Cambrils (Eitzinger Sports Bike Rent and Tours and Shop & X-wave cambrils FlyBoard), Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro) and Centre Hipic Bonastre (in Bonastre). There's more to do: hike along Via Ferrata Cala del Moli.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Barcelona online travel planner .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Barcelona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Baga, Cambrils, Centre Hipic Bonastre, Camino de Ronda, Mas la Coromina
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La Via del Nicolau ©
La Via del Nicolau
Camino de Ronda ©
Camino de Ronda
Bufadors de Bevi ©
Bufadors de Bevi

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