14 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

14 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Albufeira, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 1 night
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Madrid, Spain

— 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 15th (Mon), examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Templo de Debod, admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid road trip planning site.

New York City, USA to Madrid is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 El Barri Gòtic. Get some cultural insight at Casa Batllo and Parc Guell. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nova Mar Bella Beach, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and admire the striking features of Casa Amatller.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona route builder tool.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in November, with highs in Barcelona at 21°C and lows at 11°C. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Beaches
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, then take a stroll through Alfama, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally tour the water at your own pace with Lisbon by Boat. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, then admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, and then get outside with Portugal Bike.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Outdoors · Transportation · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Albufeira, Portugal

— 2 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Marinha, kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, and then do a tasting at Quinta dos Vales Wine Estate. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Falesia and then kick back and relax at Praia dos Olhos de Água.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Albufeira trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Albufeira can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Albufeira

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:

Seville, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Towers

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 24th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Plaza del Triunfo, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, then get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos, admire the landmark architecture of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, then step into the grandiose world of Palacio de San Telmo, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville trip itinerary app.

Getting from Albufeira to Seville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Albufeira to Seville is 1 hour. In November in Seville, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Granada, Spain

— 1 night

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 26th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Alhambra, then admire the landmark architecture of Generalife, then wander the streets of Albayzin, and finally contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Granada online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in November, plan for little chillier nights in Granada, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.