10 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

10 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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10 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Porto, Portugal
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Toronto, Canada


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Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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 4th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, don't miss a visit to Livraria Lello, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Porto trip maker site .

Toronto, Canada to Porto is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Porto is 5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, wander the streets of Belém Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, and finally make a trip to Santa Justa Lift. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, wander the streets of Alfama, then snap pictures at 25 de Abril Bridge, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Quinta da Regaleira.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Lisbon online travel route planner .

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Porto in May, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

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Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Espana, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally admire the striking features of Seville Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Seville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Seville, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 8th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park, then examine the collection at Prado National Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Madrid trip planner .

Take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seville in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Madrid, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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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 fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, and browse the exhibits of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip maker site .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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