17 days in Spain, Portugal & Monaco Itinerary

17 days in Spain, Portugal & Monaco Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly to Nice, Shuttle to Monte-Carlo
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Bus to Nice, Fly to Kuala Lumpur


Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. You'll get in some beach time at Playa de La Barceloneta and Platja de la Nova Icaria. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, shop like a local with La Boqueria, and make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Barcelona is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, with highs in Barcelona at 26°C and lows at 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. Get some cultural insight at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Take a break from Madrid with a short trip to Playa del Alberche in Aldea del Fresno, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, see the interesting displays at Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, and hunt for treasures at El Rastro.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid road trip website.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Barcelona in November, with highs in Madrid at 17°C and lows at 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Seville.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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Seville, Spain — 3 nights

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.
Do your shopping at Productos de la Sierra and Malanga - Hecho a Mano. Do some cultural sightseeing at Plaza de España and Barrio Santa Cruz. Take a break from Seville with a short trip to Matalascanas in Almonte, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the striking features of Torre del Oro, look for gifts at Las Moradas, Artesania Andalusi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seville route maker.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Seville: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trip
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Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll get in some beach time at Praia da ursa and Praia do Magoito. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, pick up some new kitchen skills with Time Out Market Lisboa, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Seville to Lisbon by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Monte-Carlo.
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco — 1 night

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): make a trip to Casino Square, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, then get a taste of the local shopping with Marché de la Condamine, and finally browse the different shops at Metropole Shopping Monte-Carlo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Monte-Carlo trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Lisbon to Monte-Carlo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Monte-Carlo. In November, daily temperatures in Monte-Carlo can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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Spain travel guide

Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Nightlife
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

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.

Monaco travel guide

Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.