12 days in Spain, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

12 days in Spain, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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12 days in Spain, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 1 day
Train:  45 min
2
Toledo, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 45 min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: New Delhi, India

1
day
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 23rd (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, then admire the striking features of Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional del Prado.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Noida, India to Madrid. The time zone difference when traveling from Noida to Madrid is minus 4 hours. While traveling from Noida, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Toledo.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

1
night
Toledo, Spain

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo del Greco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Toledo trip generator.

You can take a train from Madrid to Toledo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Toledo sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Museo del Greco ©
Museo del Greco
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

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.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of La Sagrada Familia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, and make a trip to Casa Batlló.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Toledo to Barcelona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Toledo in November; daily highs in Barcelona reach 21°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional del Prado.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip builder.

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Barcelona in November: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 15°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly to Porto.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Shopping
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the activities along Rio Douro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cais da Ribeira, snap pictures at Ponte de D. Luis, then take in panoramic vistas at Clerigos Tower, and finally browse the collection at Livraria Lello & Irmão. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then stop by Prometeu, then steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa, and finally don't miss a visit to Avenida dos Aliados.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Porto vacation planner.

Getting from Madrid to Porto by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid to Porto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, Porto is somewhat warmer than Madrid - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Livraria Lello ©
Livraria Lello
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, and explore the world behind art at National Tile Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lisbon holiday planner.

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Lisbon are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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