13 days in Portugal & Madrid Itinerary

13 days in Portugal & Madrid Itinerary

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13 days in Portugal & Madrid Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: New York City, United States


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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
When in Madrid, make a side trip to see Catedral Primada in Toledo, approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and don't miss a visit to Estacion de Atocha.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid road trip planning site .

Newark, USA to Madrid is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Madrid is 6 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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Porto, Portugal

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.
Porto is known for historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and explore the world behind art at Museu Serralves.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Porto trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Porto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Porto is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Porto when traveling from Madrid in November, with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Ponta Delgada ©
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, identify plant and animal life at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, get great views at Viewpoint of Black Stones, then explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, and finally get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade, then contemplate the waterfront views at Poca Da Dona Beija, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Caldeira das Furnas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada journey maker app .

Getting from Porto to Ponta Delgada by flight takes about 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Ponta Delgada is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Porto in November, Ponta Delgada is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel, Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, Viewpoint of Black Stones
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Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo

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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.
Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Belém Tower, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lisbon, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Lisbon in 5 hours. Traveling from Ponta Delgada to Lisbon, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Ponta Delgada in November, with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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