16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia


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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Patronat Call de Girona, Lloret Beach and Montjuic Castle. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Do your shopping at La Boqueria and Passeig de Gracia. And it doesn't end there: walk around Parc Guell, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, and make a trip to Las Ramblas.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planning tool .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Barcelona is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Jakarta in October, expect Barcelona to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Lloret Beach, Patronat Call de Girona
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Walls of Avila as well as Acueduct of Segovia. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mercado San Miguel and Diseno Propio. Artesania.. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Casco Historico de Toledo (in Toledo) and Old City (in Segovia). And it doesn't end there: walk around Parque del Retiro, get a taste of the local shopping with Rio Creative Art Center, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and take a stroll through Gran Via.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip planner .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Madrid. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Segovia, Casco Historico de Toledo, The Walls of Avila
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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.
On the 22nd (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then shop like a local with Un Gato en Bicicleta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, take in the exciting artwork at Delimbo, then stop by La Oleoteca de Sevilla, then take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla, and finally admire the striking features of Torre Giralda.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read our Seville trip planner .

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seville when traveling from Madrid in October, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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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
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cascais Marina as well as Centro Historico de Sintra. On the 24th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Sintra, take a stroll through Belém Tower, then take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Alfama, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, and then take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Lisbon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cascais Marina, Centro Historico de Sintra
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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Alfama ©
Alfama

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