10 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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10 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
New York City, United States

3
days
Barcelona, Spain

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, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Sagrada Familia, explore the galleries of Casa Milà, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and explore and take pictures at Camp Nou.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona itinerary maker.

New York City, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Barcelona. In June in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

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La Sagrada Familia
Park Güell
El Cafè de la Pedrera

2
days
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 3rd (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional del Prado, then take in nature's colorful creations at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

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Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in July, expect nights in Madrid to be a bit cooler, around 65°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 90°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Seville.

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Museo Nacional del Prado
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)
Royal Palace of Madrid

1
day
Seville, Spain

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 5th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Plaza de Espana, browse the exhibits of Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the landmark architecture of Metropol Parasol, then appreciate the history behind Torre Giralda, and finally admire the striking features of Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla).

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Take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Seville are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

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Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de Espana
Seville Cathedral

3
days
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Quinta da Regaleira, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, get to know the fascinating history of Belém Tower, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and choose your vessel at Lisbon by Boat.

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Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Seville to Lisbon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Seville in July, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

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Quinta da Regaleira
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Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium
Lisbon by Boat

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