15 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
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Porto, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Seville, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hayedo de Montejo and Calle Mayor. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of La Latina, steep yourself in history at Plaza de la Villa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary maker tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Madrid is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Madrid is minus 7 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 17°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can fly to Porto.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Porto, Portugal

— 2 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): make a trip to Praca de S. Tiago, then admire the striking features of Padrao do Salado, and then make a trip to Largo do Toural. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Garrafeira do Carmo, get engrossed in the history at MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Carneiro.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Porto attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Porto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid to Porto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in November since evenings lows in Porto dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Speed Boats Tours and Palácio Nacional da Ajuda. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Vila Natal (in Obidos) and Praia Foz do Arelho (in Caldas da Rainha). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santo Antonio de Lisboa, look for gifts at Luvaria Ulisses, grab your bike and head to Parque da Paz, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria de Belem Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planner.

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

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Find places to stay Dec 2 — 5:

Seville, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Towers

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): make a trip to Puerta de Jerez, contemplate the long history of Iglesia de la Caridad, then make a trip to Plaza de San Francisco, and finally learn the secrets of beer at Beer Bike Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Monasterio De San Isidoro Del Campo, stroll through Centro Ecuestre Entrepinares, and then don't miss a visit to Molino de la Acena.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Seville trip maker app.

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. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Explore hidden gems such as Plaça de Sant Felip Neri and Museu Olímpic i de l'Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Parc Francesc Macia (in Malgrat de Mar), Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats (in Riudellots de la Selva) and Cinema Museum Girona (Museu del Cinema) (in Girona). There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Port Vell, head outdoors with Bunker del Carmel, admire the striking features of Santa Anna Church, and steep yourself in history at Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · 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.

Portugal travel guide

4.2
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.