16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

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


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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Casa Batllo, admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip builder.

New Delhi, India to Barcelona is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in December; daily highs in Barcelona reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

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 28th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, thenadmire the striking features of Palacio da Bolsa, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves, thenlook for gifts at Livraria Lello, thenmake a trip to Liberdade Square, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Porto road trip planning app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Porto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Porto is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

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Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Bring the kids along to Lisbon Oceanarium and Belém Tower. Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Quinta da Regaleira, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take a stroll through Alfama, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To see where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon journey app.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Lisbon are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

3
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.
Attractions like Plaza de España and Royal Alcázar of Seville make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and admire the striking features of Torre Giralda.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Seville trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

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

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Bring the kids along to Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. The adventure continues: stroll around Parque del Retiro, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and fly down the slopes at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Madrid road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, Madrid is little chillier than Seville - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

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