22 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

22 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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22 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Miami, United States
Fly:  11​h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Miami, United States


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3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and take a stroll through Alfama.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online itinerary planner .

Miami, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Miami to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In May, Lisbon is slightly colder than Miami - with highs of 75°F and lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

3
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Porto, Portugal

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.
Porto is known for historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, browse the collection at Livraria Lello, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and don't miss a visit to Escadas do Codessal.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto vacation planning website .

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Lisbon in May, plan for slightly colder days in Porto, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

4
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seville: Ronda (Reservatauro Ronda, Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and examine the collection at Hospital de los Venerables.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seville travel route builder website .

Getting from Porto to Seville by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Seville is 1 hour. Traveling from Porto in May, things will get a bit warmer in Seville: highs are around 79°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ronda
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): make a trip to Ermita de San Miguel Alto, take a stroll through Albayzin, and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Munira, then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Generalife, and finally get your game on at El Reino Escape Room.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Granada trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seville in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Granada, with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
El Reino Escape Room ©
El Reino Escape Room

4
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Batllo, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

You can fly from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Granada in May, plan for slightly colder days in Barcelona, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip app .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, plan for little chillier nights in Madrid, with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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