11 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights


Barcelona, Spain — 3 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 striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona sightseeing planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Barcelona is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Lahore to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lahore in July; daily highs in Barcelona reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.
Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Wineries
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stroll around Parque del Retiro, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, then make a trip to Puerta del Sol, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and finally hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in July: highs in Madrid hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Porto.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Porto, Portugal — 1 night

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.
On the 26th (Tue), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Porto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Porto. In July, Porto is slightly colder than Madrid - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.
Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and wander the streets of Alfama.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Porto in July: highs in Lisbon hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

Spain travel guide

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.

Portugal travel guide

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.