15 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
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Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Fatima, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Barcelona, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena, then admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Madrid day trip website.

Berlin, Germany to Madrid is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Granada.
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Granada, Spain — 3 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Royal Chapel of Granada and Saint Jerome Monastery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica de San Juan de Dios and Nasrid Palaces. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio Cartuja, pause for some serene contemplation at Granada Cathedral, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and make a trip to Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Granada road trip planning site.

You can fly from Madrid to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Casco Historico de Toledo and Catedral Primada. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Museo Cerralbo and Templo de Debod. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Iglesia de San Ildefonso Jesuitas & Synagogue of Saint Mary the White). Explore Madrid further: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, explore the world behind art at Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, wander the streets of La Latina, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Antonio de los Alemanes.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Madrid road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Granada to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Fatima.
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Fatima, Portugal — 3 nights

Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. On the 15th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela Das Aparicoes, examine the collection at Fatima Luz e Paz, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capelas Imperfeitas, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Ourém, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de Cristo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Maria dos Olivais.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fatima route planning site.

You can fly from Madrid to Fatima in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid to Fatima, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in September, expect nights in Fatima to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fatima to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Lisbon sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the striking features of Casa Vicens.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Barcelona tour builder tool.

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. September in Barcelona sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, then see the interesting displays at Naval Museum, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and finally don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Madrid, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
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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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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