16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
2
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
4
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night


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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Picasso and MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona. Shop till you drop at Begemot Art & Fashion Gallery and Galeria La Lesia. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, browse the exhibits of Parc de Montjuic, and walk around Parc Guell.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona online trip itinerary builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Barcelona is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Barcelona to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. When in Madrid, make a side trip to see Casco Historico de Toledo in Toledo, approximately Toledo away. There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, get a taste of the local shopping with Cava Baja Gallery, and take a stroll through Gran Via.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Madrid driving holiday tool.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, expect Madrid to be little chillier, temps between 14°C and 3°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Casco Historico de Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lisbon day trip planning website.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in December, with highs in Lisbon at 18°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Barcelona.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Torre dos Clerigos ©
Torre dos Clerigos

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Casa Marfa, then shop like a local with Passeig de Gracia, and then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Mercado Gotico de Barcelona (Mercat Gotic de Barcelona), take in the exciting artwork at Villa del Arte Galleries, then see the interesting displays at Poble Espanyol, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu Maritim de Barcelona.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip planning app.

Getting from Porto to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Passeig de Gracia ©
Passeig de Gracia
Museu Maritim de Barcelona ©
Museu Maritim de Barcelona

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