19 days in Spain, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

19 days in Spain, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Drive to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Fly to Madrid
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 day
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Valencia, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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Madrid, Spain — 1 day

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): hunt for treasures at El Rastro, then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, then stroll around Parque del Retiro, and finally pick up some local products at Mercado de San Antón.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary planning site.

Vadodara, India to Madrid is an approximately 19-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Madrid are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Valencia.
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Valencia, Spain — 6 nights

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and MARQ Museo Arqueologico de Alicante. Visit Platja del Postiguet and Playa de Levante for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Valencia side-trips: Benidorm (Platja de Ponent, El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm, &more), Ruta Acantilados (in Benitachell) and Peñón de Ifac Natural Park (in Calpe). The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Central Market of Valencia, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Santa Barbara, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardi del Turia.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Valencia trip itinerary app.

You can take a train from Madrid to Valencia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Valencia are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 21st (Sat), you're off to Porto.
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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.
On the 21st (Sat), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Costa Nova, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Miramar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Matosinhos Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River, stop by Livraria Lello, steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bolsa, and finally snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Porto itinerary builder website.

Fly from Valencia to Porto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Valencia to Porto is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Valencia in May: highs in Porto hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow 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.
On the 23rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, get a taste of the local shopping with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, stroll through Guincho Beach, then kick back and relax at Praia da ursa, and finally explore the striking landscape at Boca do Inferno. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Feira da Ladra, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then stroll through Quinta da Regaleira, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Carcavelos.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in May, you will find days in Lisbon are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the flight 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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. We've included these beaches for you: Playa Santa Maria de Llorell and Platja de Canyelles. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Lloret de Mar (Fenals Beach, Jardines de Santa Clotilde, &more), Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Sant Feliu de Guixols). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and take a stroll through Las Ramblas.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Barcelona journey builder site.

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): wander the streets of Gran Via, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, then admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Madrid. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 1 night

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.
On the 29th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, admire the striking features of Plaza de España, contemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, then hike along Donana Wings, and finally take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Ceramicas Sevilla, then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally ride a horse along Centro Ecuestre Entrepinares.

For maps and other tourist information, refer to the Seville trip builder website.

Fly from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seville when traveling from Madrid in May, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): look for gifts at ESPUMA - Tienda de Cervezas de Calidad.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip site.

Getting from Seville to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seville in May since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Spain travel guide

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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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