20 days in Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

20 days in Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

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1
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
2
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 4 nights
3
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, look for gifts at Vom FASS Barcelona, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, and catch a live event at Camp Nou.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Barcelona online sightseeing planner.

Fortaleza, Brazil to Barcelona is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Fortaleza to Barcelona is 4 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Fortaleza in December; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

4
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Serra de Tramuntana and Cuevas del Drach are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Catedral de Mallorca and Banos Arabes. Get out of town with these interesting Palma de Mallorca side-trips: Playa de Muro (in Playa de Muro) and Alcudia Old Town (in Alcudia). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museu Fundacion Juan March Palma, get in on the family fun at Jungle Parc Junior, admire the landmark architecture of Can Corbella, and stop by Es Verol.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Palma de Mallorca attractions planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Palma de Mallorca are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cuevas del Drach, Jungle Parc Junior, Playa de Muro, Alcudia Old Town, Serra de Tramuntana
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Cuevas del Drach ©
Cuevas del Drach
Catedral de Mallorca ©
Catedral de Mallorca
Alcudia Old Town ©
Alcudia Old Town

5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Shop till you drop at Mercado San Miguel and Gran Via. Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace of Madrid and El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Puerta de Bisagra, Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, hunt for treasures at El Rastro, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and take a stroll through Barrio de Salamanca.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Madrid itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. While traveling from Palma de Mallorca, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of the city life by going to Lisbon by Boat and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Avenida da Liberdade will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Park and National Palace of Pena (in Sintra) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, stop by Chiado, make a trip to Belém Tower, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip builder tool.

Fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, Lisbon is somewhat warmer than Madrid - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Park and National Palace of Pena, Cabo da Roca
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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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