15 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
4
Albufeira, Portugal
— 2 nights
5
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
6
Granada, Spain
— 1 night


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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Appreciate the collections at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Cerralbo are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, get engrossed in the history at Lope de Vega Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museo Lazaro Galdiano, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Madrid is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Milan, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Ciutat Vella. Do some cultural sightseeing at El Barri Gòtic and Parc Guell. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Barcelona day trip planning website.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and National Museum of Ancient Art. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Belém Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica da Estrela, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and take a stroll through Alfama.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon tour builder site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): kick back and relax at Praia da Marinha and then kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Falesia Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Albufeira trip tool.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Albufeira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Albufeira are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Praia Da Rocha, Praia da Marinha
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de los Marineros, then step into the grandiose world of Palacio de San Telmo, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de España.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Seville online day trip planner.

Drive from Albufeira to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albufeira to Seville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Albufeira in December, Seville is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, then take a stroll through Albayzin, and then get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Granada online attractions planner.

Drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, Granada is a bit cooler than Seville - with highs of 15°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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