15 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

15 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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15 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h
4
Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Montreal, Canada


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2
nights
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.
On the 29th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Escadas do Codessal, take a leisurely stroll along Cais da Ribeira, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, stroll the grounds of Cemiterio da Lapa, explore the activities along Douro River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then stop by Livraria Lello, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Porto online travel route planner .

Montreal, Canada to Porto is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Porto is 5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Montreal in August since evenings lows in Porto dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Walking tours

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Porto in August, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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Sintra
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Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

2
nights
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 3rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, admire the striking features of Torre Giralda, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de España. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the striking features of Torre del Oro, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

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Fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In September in Seville, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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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
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 5th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, get great views at Mirador de Aldehuela, take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, see the interesting displays at Museo Lara, then wander the streets of Old City, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, then do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and then snap pictures at Puente Nuevo.

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Take a bus from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Ronda, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Historic Sites Wineries
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Casa de Campo, then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and finally hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Madrid vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Ronda to Madrid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, Madrid is a bit cooler than Ronda - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

3
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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Las Ramblas, visit El Barri Gòtic, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona sightseeing website .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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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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