12 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Plaza Mayor and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Madrid day trip planning tool.

Toronto, Canada to Madrid is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Madrid is 6 hours. Traveling from Toronto in June, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the 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.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional and Joan Miro Foundation. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, stroll around Parc Guell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Barcelona tour builder tool.

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Formentera.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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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.
On the 9th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Torre de sa Punta Prima, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Llevant, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Ses Illetes. On your second day here, stroll through Playa Ses Platgetes and then kick back and relax at Playa Es Arenals.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Formentera day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Barcelona to Formentera in 3.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Formentera are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Formentera

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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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): explore the historical opulence of Castell de Bellver and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Mallorca.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Palma de Mallorca trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Formentera to Palma de Mallorca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Palma de Mallorca can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to 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

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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): make a trip to Belém Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira, and finally admire the striking features of Sintra National Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Alfama, then contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner.

Fly from Palma de Mallorca to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Palma de Mallorca to Lisbon. In June, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

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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