22 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

22 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto 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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Malaga, Spain
— 4 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
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Jerez De La Frontera, Spain
— 2 nights
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Cadiz, Spain
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
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Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
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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.
You've added Montjuic Castle, Las Ramblas, El Born, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, visit Las Ramblas, step into the grandiose world of Montjuic Castle, then listen to music at Palace of Catalan Music, then wander the streets of El Born, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso. On the next day, wander the streets of L'Eixample District, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, walk around Parc Guell, then make a trip to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona planning tool.

Kansas City, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Museo de America, Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Visit Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip builder.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 92°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the striking features of Alhambra, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, and then admire the striking features of Royal Chapel of Granada.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Granada trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Malaga.
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Malaga, Spain — 4 nights

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
You've now added Plaza de Toros de Ronda to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba and Alcazaba. Visit Malaga Cathedral and Plaza de toros de La Malagueta for their historical value. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Malaga Feria, examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum, and take in the waterfront at Puerto de Málaga.

For photos and tourist information, read Malaga trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Malaga, with lows around 72°F. On the 31st (Wed), you're off 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, then stop by Centro Historico de Sevilla, then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesias San Juan Bautista de La Palma del Condado.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Seville online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Malaga to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Seville are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Thu) before leaving for Jerez De La Frontera.
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Jerez De La Frontera, Spain — 2 nights

A culturally and historically rich city, Jerez de la Frontera is known around the world for the production of Spanish sherry.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Santa Maria del Arrabal and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Cadiz.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jerez De La Frontera trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Seville to Jerez De La Frontera by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cadiz.
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Cadiz, Spain — 1 night

Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cadiz trip planner.

Getting from Jerez De La Frontera to Cadiz by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Jerez De La Frontera, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cadiz, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 66°F. You will leave for Lisbon on the 4th (Sun).
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Lisbon, Portugal — 1 night

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lisbon Baixa, Renovar a Mouraria, Museu de Sao Roque, and other attractions. On the 4th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, examine the collection at Museu do Fado, brush up on your military savvy at Museu do Combatente, make a trip to Belém Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu de Sao Roque.

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You can fly from Cadiz to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cadiz to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cadiz in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lisbon, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 1 night

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.
You've added Cafe Majestic, Mercado do Bolhao, Ponte de Dom Luis I, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 5th (Mon), sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), travel the rails with Sao Bento Railway Station, then savor the flavors at Mercado do Bolhao, then join in the after-dark buzz at Cafe Majestic, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela das Almas.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Porto travel planning site.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in September; daily highs in Porto reach 74°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Tuk Lovers, Synagogue of Tomar, Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stop by Chiado, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, take in nature's colorful creations at Gulbenkian Garden, then gain interesting insight with Renovar a Mouraria, then see the interesting displays at Museu do Fado, and finally take a stroll through Parque das Nacoes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de Cristo, examine the collection at Museu dos Fosforos, contemplate the long history of Aqueduto dos Pegoes, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Tomar, then make a trip to Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue of Tomar.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Porto, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel 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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