16 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

16 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil


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3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore and learn at Igreja de Sao Roque and National Museum of Ancient Art. Castelo de S. Jorge and Castelo dos Mouros will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Evora (Capela dos Ossos, Aldeia da Terra, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon journey builder site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in March, things will get little chillier in Lisbon: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Evora, Castelo dos Mouros, Cabo da Roca
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

3
nights
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.
On the 20th (Wed), explore the activities along Douro River, then steep yourself in history at Largo da Oliveira, and then see the interesting displays at O Navio Gil Eannes. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Praia da Costa Nova, then take a spin around town with BICLARIA - Bike Rental & Tours, and then steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To see other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Porto online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Porto are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

O Navio Gil Eannes, Praia da Costa Nova, BICLARIA - Bike Rental & Tours, Largo da Oliveira
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Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira
O Navio Gil Eannes ©
O Navio Gil Eannes
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Let the collections at Prado National Museum and Alcazar of Segovia capture your imagination. Visit Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral de Segovia for their historical value. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, walk around Parque del Retiro, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid sightseeing planning site.

You can fly from Porto to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Madrid is 1 hour. Traveling from Porto in March, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Madrid. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Segovia
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Camino de Ronda and La Via del Nicolau. Escape the urban bustle at Via Ferrata Cala del Moli and X-wave cambrils FlyBoard. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Mas la Coromina (in Joanetes), Bufadors de Bevi (in Santa Maria de Besora) and Font de l’Adou (in Baga). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Centre Hipic Bonastre and stop by Eitzinger Sports Bike Rent and Tours and Shop.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in March since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Baga, Cambrils, Camino de Ronda, Centre Hipic Bonastre, Via Ferrata Cala del Moli
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La Via del Nicolau ©
La Via del Nicolau
Camino de Ronda ©
Camino de Ronda
Bufadors de Bevi ©
Bufadors de Bevi

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