16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  16​h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  3​h
2
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
train:  7​h
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
4
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Singapore, Singapore


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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 get to explore Museu Picasso and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. Shop till you drop at MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona and Opera Lounge. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, examine the collection at Parc de Montjuic, stroll through Playa de La Barceloneta, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Barcelona is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Barcelona to be colder, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride 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.
Head to Gran Via and Rio Creative Art Centerfor plenty of shopping. Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Madrid with a short trip to Casco Historico de Toledo in Toledo, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, view the masterpieces at La Casa Encendida, and shop like a local with Cava Baja Gallery.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip site .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, expect Madrid to be slightly colder, temps between 14°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Shopping Parks

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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.
To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lisbon online journey planner .

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. In December, Lisbon is a bit warmer than Madrid - with highs of 18°C and lows of 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.
On the 31st (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Torre dos Clerigos.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Porto holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Porto, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Barcelona.

Things to do in Porto

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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 ©
On the 2nd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Casa Marfa, take a stroll through Passeig de Gracia, and then don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Mercado Gotico de Barcelona (Mercat Gotic de Barcelona), then get a taste of the local shopping with Villa del Arte Galleries, then see the interesting displays at Poble Espanyol, and finally examine the collection at Museu Maritim de Barcelona.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Porto to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Barcelona is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to 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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