9 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

9 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Faro, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Chicago, United States


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2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 12th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, take a stroll through Barrio de Salamanca, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Aquarium de Madrid. On the next day, make a trip to Church of San Ginés and then get outside with Mi Bike Rio.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Madrid day trip planning website.

Chicago, USA to Madrid is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 7 hours. While traveling from Chicago, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Faro.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Barrio de Salamanca ©
Barrio de Salamanca
Church of San Ginés ©
Church of San Ginés

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nights
Faro, Portugal

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
On the 14th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Falesia Beach, and then kick back and relax at Praia dos Olhos de Água. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha and then kick back and relax at Praia da Marinha.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Faro online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Faro takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Faro due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Faro, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Faro

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Albufeira, Praia Da Rocha, Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, Praia da Marinha
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

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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 16th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, thensteep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, thenget outside with Rent a Bike Sevilla, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa de Pilatos. Keep things going the next day: see where the action happens at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seville online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Faro to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

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

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Gran Via, thenexplore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and then stroll around Parque del Retiro.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Madrid road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seville in October, expect Madrid to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Gran Via ©
Gran Via
Gay Madrid & the Chueca District ©
Gay Madrid & the Chueca District

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