23 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

23 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
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Ronda, Spain
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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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.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and shop like a local with La Boqueria.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary maker site.

Singapore, Singapore to Barcelona is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Barcelona is minus 7 hours. In December, Barcelona is colder than Singapore - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Madrid is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Granada.
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Granada, Spain — 2 nights

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 14th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On your second day here, relax in sumptuous surroundings at local Arab baths, then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Granada travel planning site.

Getting from Madrid to Granada by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December in Granada, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ronda.
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Ronda, Spain — 3 nights

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Reservatauro Ronda, get great views at Mirador puente nuevo de Ronda, make a trip to Mirador Paseo Blas Infante, and walk around Alameda Del Tajo.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ronda online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Ronda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Granada in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ronda, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 3 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.
Seville is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Plaza de España, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Seville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon holiday planner.

You can fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Lisbon are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 3 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.
Porto is known for sightseeing, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, look for gifts at Livraria Lello, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Porto trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Porto are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Spain travel guide

4.5
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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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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