16 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

16 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
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Formentera, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights


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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castelo dos Mouros and Cabo da Roca. Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Park and National Palace of Pena in Sintra (about 44 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lisbon day trip planning site.

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Lisbon. Traveling from Toronto in May, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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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.
On the 15th (Wed), make a trip to Centro Historico de Guimaraes, pause for some serene contemplation at Se de Braga, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bom Jesus do Monte, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Porto vacation builder tool.

Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in May, you will find days in Porto are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Braga, Centro Historico de Guimaraes
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Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Se de Braga ©
Se de Braga
Douro River ©
Douro River

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Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Get in touch with nature at Castell de Eivissa and Platja de ses Salines. We've included these beaches for you: S'Arenal Petit and Cala d'en Serra Beach. When in Ibiza Town, make a side trip to see Cala de Sant Vicent in Cala de Sant Vicent, approximately Cala de Sant Vicent away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Dalt Vila, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral, and have some family-friendly fun at Kentucky Derby.

Find out how to plan Ibiza Town trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Ibiza Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Porto to Ibiza Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, Ibiza Town is a bit warmer than Porto - with highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Formentera.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Eulalia del Rio, S'Arenal Petit, Cueva de Can Marca, Cala de Sant Vicent
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Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Cala de Sant Vicent ©
Cala de Sant Vicent

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Formentera, Spain

Formentera ©
On holiday on Formentera, you'll enjoy the simple charms of island life.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Ses Platgetes and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Big Store, then stroll through Parque Natural de Ses Salines, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sant Francesc Xavier, and finally take some stellar pictures from Cap de Barbaria.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Formentera road trip planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Ibiza Town to Formentera in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Formentera can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Formentera

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Cap de Barbaria ©
Cap de Barbaria
Playa Ses Platgetes ©
Playa Ses Platgetes
Parque Natural de Ses Salines ©
Parque Natural de Ses Salines

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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 22nd (Wed): admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally visit El Barri Gòtic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona route website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Formentera to Barcelona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and train. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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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 24th (Fri): walk around Parque del Retiro, then brush up on your military savvy at Alcazar of Segovia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Segovia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Juan de los Caballeros. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Madrid online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, Madrid is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Segovia
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia

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