17 days in Madrid, Porto & Barcelona Itinerary

17 days in Madrid, Porto & Barcelona Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 7 nights
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights

5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Visit Royal Palace of Madrid and Alcazar of Segovia for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (Catedral Primada, Museo de Santa Cruz, &more) and Segovia (Acueduct of Segovia & Catedral de Segovia). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, admire the masterpieces at Museo Lazaro Galdiano, delve into the distant past at Templo de Debod, and steep yourself in history at Museo Cerralbo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary maker.

Chicago, USA to Madrid is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Madrid, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in November; daily highs in Madrid reach 59°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

7
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Serralves and Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro. Get some historical perspective at Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco and Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto: Batalha (Capelas Imperfeitas & Batalha Monastery), Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima) and Museu Monografico de Conimbriga (in Condeixa-a-Nova). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), make a trip to Livraria Lello, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Porto road trip planning site.

You can fly from Madrid to Porto in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid to Porto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in November since evenings lows in Porto dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Coimbra, Guimaraes, Braga, Batalha, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco ©
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, then walk around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Barcelona vacation planner.

Getting from Porto to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Barcelona. In November, daytime highs in Barcelona are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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