13 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

13 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
2
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
3
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
4
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights


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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.
Head to Feira da Ladra and Mona - Ideas Storefor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castelo dos Mouros and Guincho Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Centro Historico de Cascais (in Cascais) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Alfama, and pick up some new kitchen skills with Time Out Market Lisboa.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Francisco to Lisbon. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 85°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Cascais, Castelo dos Mouros, Cabo da Roca
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Centro Historico de Cascais ©
Centro Historico de Cascais

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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 11th (Tue): pick up some local products at Mercado do Bolhao, take a stroll through Rua Santa Catarina, then steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then look for gifts at Garrafeira do Carmo, and finally stop by Livraria Lello.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Lisbon, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Porto

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Rua Santa Catarina ©
Rua Santa Catarina
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Livraria Lello ©
Livraria Lello

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Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Popular historic sites such as Alhambra and Royal Chapel of Granada are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Chocolates Sierra Nevada and Munira Leather. Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: Hilacar ArtesAna (in Bubion), Bodega La Moralea (in Pampaneira) and Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja & Burriana Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Porto to Granada in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Porto in July, expect Granada to be a bit warmer, temps between 94°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Nerja, Hilacar ArtesAna, Bodega La Moralea, Chocolates Sierra Nevada
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 16th (Sun), hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then stroll around Parque del Retiro, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

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Traveling by flight from Granada to Madrid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Madrid are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

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