18 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

18 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Sintra, Portugal
— 1 day
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
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Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Porto, Portugal — 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mercado do Bolhao, Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, Sao Bento Railway Station, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, get great views at Miradouro da Vitoria, then get around town with Sao Bento Railway Station, then steep yourself in history at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, and finally wander the streets of Ribeira do Porto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): look for gifts at Livraria Lello, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardim do Morro.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, use the Porto travel route planning app.

Toronto, Canada to Porto is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Porto. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You've added Bairro Alto, Belém Tower, Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): wander the streets of Bairro Alto.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lisbon vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for Sintra.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Sintra, Portugal — 1 day

Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sintra trip planner.

Sintra is very close to Lisbon. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Panteao Nacional as well as Miradouro das Portas do Sol.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

Lisbon is very close to Sintra. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.
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Historic Sites
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Lagos, Portugal — 3 nights

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Praia Dona Ana. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Camilo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lagos trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. June in Lagos sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Triana. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz. On the next day, take a stroll through Triana and then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Seville trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lagos to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You've added Palacio De Cristal, Mercado de San Antón, Palacio de Cibeles, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): wander the streets of La Latina. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and finally browse the different shops at El Corte Ingles.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your day by day itinerary now includes El Born, Playa de La Barceloneta, Ciutadella Park, and other attractions you added. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. Get some cultural insight at El Barri Gòtic and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, stroll around Parc Guell, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Barcelona route tool.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Madrid in June: highs in Barcelona hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches
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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.
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
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.
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