13 days in London, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

13 days in London, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
3
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
5
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights


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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Buckingham Palace and National Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral for their historical value. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and visit Southwark.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our London road trip website.

Ottawa, Canada to London is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to London is 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ottawa in August: highs in London hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

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Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, stroll around Parc Guell, and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

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You can fly from London to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from London in August, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): wander the streets of Paseo de la Castellana, thenadmire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, thenadmire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, thendon't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and finally do a tasting at Maracuya.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in August: highs in Madrid hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. Visit Quinta da Regaleira and Avenida da Liberdade for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da ursa, make a trip to Belém Tower, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and stop by Alfama.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lisbon tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Madrid to Lisbon by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in August, you will find days in Lisbon are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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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.
Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), shop like a local with Rua Santa Catarina, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela das Almas, and finally stroll through Praia do Homem do Leme.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto route planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Porto by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lisbon in August, with highs in Porto at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Shopping Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Vila Nova de Gaia
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Pocas Vinhos ©
Pocas Vinhos
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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