20 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

20 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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20 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil


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2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
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: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, ponder the design of Plaza de Cibeles, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Madrid driving holiday site .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Madrid is 4 hours. When traveling from Sao Paulo in July, plan for much hotter days in Madrid, with highs around 40°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 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
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

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Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

1
night
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
On the 7th (Tue), make a trip to Botafumeiro, then look for gifts at Mercado de Abastos de Santiago, then make a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago de Compostela day trip planning site .

Fly from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in July; daily highs in Santiago de Compostela reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

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Mercado de Abastos de Santiago ©
Mercado de Abastos de Santiago
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Plaza del Obradoiro ©
Plaza del Obradoiro

3
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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and savor the flavors at Mercado do Bolhao.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Santiago de Compostela to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

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Douro River ©
Douro River
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon tour site .

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Porto, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

3
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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, don't miss a visit to Torre del Oro, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Seville online travel planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Seville. While traveling from Lisbon, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seville, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 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
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Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): visit Albayzin, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, then stop by Munira, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Escuela Delengua. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Lolita's Closet, steep yourself in history at Generalife, and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra.

To find photos, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada trip planner.

You can drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

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