18 days in Spain, Lisbon & Lagos Itinerary

18 days in Spain, Lisbon & Lagos Itinerary

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18 days in Spain, Lisbon & Lagos Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Lisbon, Portugal

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira. Get outdoors at Praia da Nazare and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Cabo da Roca in Colares, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, stop by Alfama, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and pause for some photo ops at Column of Pedro IV.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon route planner.

In November, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Cabo da Roca, Praia da Nazare, Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Anthony (Igreja de Santo Antonio), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Misericordia of Alvor, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana, then kick back and relax at Falesia Beach, and then appreciate the history behind Statue of Gil Eanes.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lagos road trip planning site .

You can drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. November in Lagos sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Portimao, Falesia Beach, Cape Saint Vincent
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent

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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 26th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Metropol Parasol, then explore by horseback at Centro Ecuestre Entrepinares, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise du Divin Sauveur.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Seville online holiday planner .

You can drive from Lagos to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in Seville are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

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

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): learn about winemaking at The Best Portugal.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Seville to Lisbon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Wineries
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The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get outdoors at Horse Riding Madrid and la Sierra de Guadarrama National Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Catedral Primada & Casco Historico de Toledo). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid and shop like a local with Gran Via.

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Getting from Lisbon to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in November: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 17°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Get outdoors at Cuevas del Drach and Es Trenc. Your inner history buff will appreciate Catedral de Mallorca and Basilica de Sant Francesc. Change things up with these side-trips from Palma de Mallorca: Alcudia Old Town (in Alcudia) and Playa de Muro (in Playa de Muro). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castell de Bellver, admire the masterpieces at Museu Fundacion Juan March Palma, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santo Cristo de la Sangre, and get engrossed in the history at Palau de l'Almudaina.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Palma de Mallorca trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Palma de Mallorca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Madrid in December, expect nights in Palma de Mallorca to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa de Muro, Alcudia Old Town, Cuevas del Drach, Es Trenc
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Cuevas del Drach ©
Cuevas del Drach
Catedral de Mallorca ©
Catedral de Mallorca
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic for their historical value. Relax by the water at Playa de La Barceloneta and Fenals Beach. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, walk around Parc Guell, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona sightseeing website .

Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Fenals Beach
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

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