13 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Start: New York City, United States
+2
Subway + Train + Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  12 h 15 min
End: New York City, United States


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2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. Popular historic sites such as Plaza Mayor and Catedral Primada are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Jacinta & Maria Chocolates in Toledo (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Madrid day trip website.

New York City, USA to Madrid is an approximately 12- hour combination of subway, train, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Traveling from New York City to Madrid, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can take a train to Seville.

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Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
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 26th (Sat), make a trip to Plaza de España, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, don't miss a visit to Torre del Oro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de los Marineros, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla and then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Seville trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Madrid to Seville by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in November: high temperatures in Seville hover around 66°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and National Museum of Ancient Art will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, take a stroll through Alfama, and stop by A Outra Face da Lua.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lisbon travel planner.

Fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Lisbon. In November, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

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Quinta da Regaleira
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Visit El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral for their historical value. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Barcelona travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in November, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

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