13 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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13 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
2
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— Few hours
4
Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Newark, United States


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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 parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Las Ramblas, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. June in Barcelona sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, shopping, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, stroll through Retiro Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Madrid journey planning tool .

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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hours
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Belém Tower and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon travel planner .

Getting from Madrid to Lisbon by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Madrid in June, you will find days in Lisbon are slightly colder (81°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

3
nights
Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Venture out of the city with trips to Albufeira (Centro Historico de Albufeira & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Zoomarine Algarve - Theme Park (in Guia). It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade and kick back and relax at Tres Castelos Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Lagos itinerary tool .

You can drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. June in Lagos sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Albufeira, Portimao
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Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery, then don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then wander the streets of Alfama, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Santa Justa Lift, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira.

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Traveling by car from Lagos to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Lagos in June, Lisbon is slightly colder at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Alfama ©
Alfama

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