21 days in Portugal, Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

21 days in Portugal, Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

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Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly + Drive:  17 h
1
Almada, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Drive:  15 min
3
Belem, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

2
nights
Almada, Portugal

Almada ©
Almada is a city and a municipality in Portugal, located on the southern margin of the Tagus River, on the opposite side of the river from Lisbon. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Fonte da Telha Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Almada Forum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque da Paz. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Natural da Arrabida, get great views at Elevador Panoramico da Boca do Vento, thentake a tour of Fragata D. Fernando II e Gloria, thenmake a trip to Overlooking Lisbon, and finally pause for some photo ops at Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Almada travel planning tool.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Almada is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from Sao Paulo in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Almada: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Almada

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Parque Natural da Arrabida
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Parque da Paz ©
Parque da Paz
Parque Natural da Arrabida ©
Parque Natural da Arrabida
Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei ©
Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Dedicate the 5th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, wander the streets of Alfama, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lisbon attractions planning site.

Lisbon is very close to Almada. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Belem.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Wineries Zoos & Aquariums
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The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

3
nights
Belem, Portugal

Belem ©
Belem is known for museums, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of National Palace of Queluz, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico Tropical, learn about all things military at Maritime museum, and see the interesting displays at National Coach Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Belem trip simple and quick.

Belem is very close to Lisbon. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Belem

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Bounce Portugal, National Palace of Queluz
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National Coach Museum ©
National Coach Museum
National Palace of Queluz ©
National Palace of Queluz
Centro Cultural de Belem - CCB ©
Centro Cultural de Belem - CCB

4
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: walk around Parque del Retiro, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Belem to Madrid with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Belem to Madrid. Traveling from Belem in July, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

4
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: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and shop like a local with La Boqueria.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip planner.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in July, you will find days in Barcelona are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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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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