14 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

14 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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14 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10​h 45​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
Toronto, Canada

4
days
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at El Barri Gòtic and Casa Batlló. Visit La Sagrada Familia and Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Park Güell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Montjuïc Castle, and explore and take pictures at Camp Nou.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Barcelona is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in March; daily highs in Barcelona reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

3
days
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Visit Royal Palace of Madrid and Casa de Campo for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Nacional del Prado and Plaza Mayor. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

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Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in March, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Madrid. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Seville.

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
days
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 12th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de los Marineros, and finally admire the striking features of Plaza de España. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then appreciate the history behind Seville Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Seville Museum of Fine Arts, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Pilatos.

Before you visit Seville, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in March: highs in Seville hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Seville Cathedral ©
Seville Cathedral
Plaza de Espana ©
Plaza de Espana

4
days
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Castelo de S. Jorge and Belém Tower. Get a sense of the local culture at Jeronimos Monastery and Alfama. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Castle of the Moors). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, wander the streets of Cidade Baixa, and explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find maps and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Seville to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Seville to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

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Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery
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Belém Tower
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Castelo de S. Jorge

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