15 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

15 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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Porto, Portugal — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Livraria Lello, then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins do Palacio de Cristal.

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Vancouver, Canada to Porto is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in October, expect Porto to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

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You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, and then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

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Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Seville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Seville due to the time zone difference. In October in Seville, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and stroll around Parque del Retiro.

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Getting from Seville to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seville in October; daily highs in Madrid reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

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You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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