36 days in Spain, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

36 days in Spain, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 5 nights
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Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain — 5 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.
Family-friendly places like Paseo Maritimo and Llevant Beach will thrill your kids. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa de la Pineda and Photography Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Salou (Illuminated Fountain & Capellans Beach), Arboles La Pineda (in La Pineda) and Lloret de Mar (Jardines de Santa Clotilde, Parish Church of Sant Roma, &more). There's still lots to do: walk around Parc Guell, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Palafolls, explore the world behind art at Casa Vicens, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona online holiday maker.

Sydney, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Food Tours and Museo Sorolla. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Naval Museum and Plaza de Cibeles. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, take a stroll through La Latina, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Cibeles.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Madrid holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Madrid, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 5 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Largo da Oliveira and Matosinhos Beach. Kids will enjoy Capela das Almas and Ria de Aveiro. Take a break from Porto with a short trip to Praia da Costa Nova in Gafanha da Encarnacao, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Ribeira Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja dos Carmelitas, get to know the fascinating history of Rua das Flores, and take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Porto trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Porto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Porto is minus 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 6 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Baleal Beach and Miradouro da Senhora do Monte. Kids will enjoy Lisbon Oceanarium and Belém Tower. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Obidos Village (in Obidos) and Museu da Ceramica (in Caldas da Rainha). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, get great views at Miradouro da Graca (Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 5 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Barrio Santa Cruz and Puente de Isabel II (Puente de Triana). Family-friendly places like Food Tours and Plaza de España will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, relax in the rural setting at Les Visites du Campo Bravo, and see the interesting displays at Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija.

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Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Seville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Seville is 1 hour. October in Seville sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ronda.
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Ronda, Spain — 2 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then examine the collection at Museo Lara, then take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, and finally snap pictures at Puente Nuevo. Keep things going the next day: walk around Alameda Del Tajo, see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Don Bosco, then take a stroll through Old City, then explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, and finally snap pictures at Roman Bridge.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ronda trip planning tool.

Getting from Seville to Ronda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Granada.
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Granada, Spain — 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Plaza de San Nicolas and TopSegway Granada. Kids will enjoy Paseo de los Tristes and Los Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana. Venture out of the city with trips to Rute (Casa Museo del Jamon & Museo del Azucar). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Patio de los Leones, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abadia del Sacromonte, pause for some serene contemplation at Granada Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Archive Saint John of God Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Ronda in November, with highs in Granada at 19°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

On the 6th (Sun), explore the engaging exhibits at CosmoCaixa Barcelona, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona travel planner.

Getting from Granada to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Granada in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for 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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