22 days in Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

22 days in Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa de La Barceloneta and Playas de Calella. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Go for a jaunt from Barcelona to Riudellots de la Selva to see Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Casa Batllo, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, shop like a local with MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour builder tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Barcelona is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Let the collections at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza capture your imagination. Kids will appreciate attractions like Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. There's still lots to do: walk around Parque del Retiro, get a taste of the local shopping with Rio Creative Art Center, view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery, and make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Madrid trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in December; daily highs in Madrid reach 14°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.
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Cordoba, Spain — 2 nights

Pearl of Muslim Spain

Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
On the 19th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Calahorra Tower, then shop like a local with Sala el Potro, then steep yourself in history at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Jewish Quarter (Juderia). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana, examine the collection at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Victoria, and finally contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cordoba online road trip planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Madrid, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Granada.
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Granada, Spain — 2 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alhambra and Milenium Gallery. For shopping fun, head to Art Gallery Alkimia or La Talega. Venture out of the city with trips to Nerja (Capistrano Playa & Nerja Donkey Sanctuary). And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of TopSegway Granada, get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin, contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Granada travel route planner.

Take a train from Cordoba to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in December, plan for little chillier days in Granada, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Seville.
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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.
Attractions like Plaza de España and Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla make great kid-friendly stops. Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Barrio Santa Cruz. Spend the 26th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, look for gifts at La Oleoteca de Sevilla, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Seville online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seville when traveling from Granada in December, with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
For shopping fun, head to Museu Calouste Gulbenkian or Rossio Square. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pavilhao do Conhecimento and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia de Carcavelos (in Carcavelos) and Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Safaris, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) 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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