15 days in Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

15 days in Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

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15 days in Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 30 min
5
Sant Antoni de Portmany, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: New Delhi, India

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Nacional del Prado and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Casa de Campo. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, and browse for treasures at Macchinine.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Seville.

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

3
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Head to Malanga and Mercadillo del Juevesfor some retail therapy. Popular historic sites such as Royal Alcázar of Seville and Barrio Santa Cruz are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla), stop by Productos de la Sierra, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Espana, and take in nature's colorful creations at Maria Luisa Park (Parque de Maria Luisa).

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Seville sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in December, with highs in Seville at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Feira da Ladra and Manuel Tavares Lda. Belém Tower and Jeronimos Monastery will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Castelo de Sao Jorge, look for gifts at A Outra Face da Lua, explore the world behind art at National Tile Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lisbon itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Seville to Lisbon in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Alfama ©
Alfama

4
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.
Las Ramblas and Casa Batlló are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: La Barceloneta and La Barceloneta. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of La Sagrada Familia, stop by CELLARER, see the interesting displays at Picasso Museum, and explore and take pictures at Camp Nou.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Sant Antoni de Portmany.

Things to do in Barcelona

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Outdoors
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

1
night
Sant Antoni de Portmany, Spain

Sant Antoni de Portmany ©
On the 6th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Es Vedra, then kick back and relax at Playa de Ses Salines, and then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Ibiza.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sant Antoni de Portmany vacation trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Sant Antoni de Portmany in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car ferry; or ride a ferry. In January in Sant Antoni de Portmany, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night.

Things to do in Sant Antoni de Portmany

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Ibiza Town
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Es Vedra ©
Es Vedra

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