16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  13​h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: New Delhi, India


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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.
Attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and The Magic Fountain make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: stroll around Parc Guell, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, and make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona route tool .

New Delhi, India to Barcelona is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in December, things will get slightly colder in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time 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 Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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.
On the 28th (Sat), make a trip to Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves, then make a trip to Livraria Lello, then don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Porto trip maker site .

Getting from Barcelona to Porto by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. December in Porto sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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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.
Family-friendly places like Lisbon Oceanarium and Pavilhao do Conhecimento will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, admire the local landmark of Rossio Square, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner .

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough 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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, parks, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, and make a trip to Metropol Parasol.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seville trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Seville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. January in Seville sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Parque del Retiro and Royal Palace of Madrid. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and steep yourself in history at Casa de Campo.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Madrid tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seville in January: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 12°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough 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
Casa de Campo ©
Casa de Campo

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