20 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

20 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 1 night
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Granada, Spain
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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, admire the local landmark of Cibeles Fountain, and make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Madrid trip maker tool.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 4 hours. While traveling from Sao Paulo, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Barcelona, Spain

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Monastery of Sant Pau del Camp, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Barcelona, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
On the 7th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Botafumeiro, then stop by Mercado de Abastos de Santiago, then don't miss a visit to Plaza del Obradoiro, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Santiago de Compostela trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, Santiago de Compostela is a bit cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Shopping · Historic Sites
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Porto, Portugal

Unvanquished City

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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, explore the galleries of Museu Serralves, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Porto trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Santiago de Compostela to Porto in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago de Compostela to Porto. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Belém Tower, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, take a stroll through Alfama, and appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo.

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You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in July, you will find days in Lisbon are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

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Seville, Spain

City of Towers

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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and make a trip to Torre del Oro.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville road trip planning website.

You can fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Seville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in July, you will find days in Seville are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

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Granada, Spain

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 17th (Fri), take a stroll through Albayzin, steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas, then stop by Munira Leather, and finally take in the architecture and design of Escuela Delengua. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Lolita's Closet, then admire the natural beauty at Generalife, and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Granada visit planner.

You can drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.