12 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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12 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  3 h 30 min
3
Formentera, Spain
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Toronto, Canada


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1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 4th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, see the interesting displays at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional del Prado. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor and then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid travel planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. June in Madrid sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Casa Milà and Park Güell. You'll explore and learn at Casa Batlló and Fundacio Joan Miro. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, admire the striking features of La Sagrada Familia, and contemplate the long history of Güell Palace.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in June, you will find days in Barcelona are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Formentera.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
nights
Formentera, Spain

Formentera ©
On holiday on Formentera, you'll enjoy the simple charms of island life.
Visiting Playa Ses Platgetes and Playa de Ses Illetes will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Calo Des Mort and Playa de Llevant.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Formentera travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Formentera by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car ferry and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car ferry, and ferry. June in Formentera sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Formentera

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Playa de Llevant ©
Playa de Llevant
Playa de Ses Illetes ©
Playa de Ses Illetes
Playa Ses Platgetes ©
Playa Ses Platgetes

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): examine the collection at Bellver Castle (Castell de Bellver), then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then contemplate the long history of Palma Cathedral Le Seu.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Palma de Mallorca trip builder.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, ferry, and taxi from Formentera to Palma de Mallorca takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Palma de Mallorca are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Historic Sites Museums
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Catedral de Mallorca ©
Catedral de Mallorca
Castell de Bellver ©
Castell de Bellver

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Belém Tower, steep yourself in history at Jeronimos Monastery, then admire the landmark architecture of Quinta da Regaleira, and finally contemplate the long history of Sintra National Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Alfama, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Sao Jorge, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Palma de Mallorca to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and subway. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Palma de Mallorca in June, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

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

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