16 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

16 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
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Formentera, Spain
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ibiza Port, Fly to Barcelona
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Barcelona, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castelo dos Mouros and Cabo da Roca. Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Park and National Palace of Pena will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lisbon day trip planning site.

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Lisbon. Traveling from Toronto in May, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Porto, Portugal

— 2 nights

Unvanquished City

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 15th (Wed), make a trip to Centro Historico de Guimaraes, pause for some serene contemplation at Se de Braga, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River. Here are some ideas for day two: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Porto online itinerary planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in May, you will find days in Porto are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 14 — 16:

Ibiza Town, Spain

— 2 nights

Party Capital of Europe

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Get in touch with nature at Castell de Eivissa and Ibiza Cathedral. We've included these beaches for you: Platja de ses Salines and Cala de Sant Vicent. When in Ibiza Town, make a side trip to see S'Arenal Petit in Portinatx, approximately Portinatx away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Dalt Vila, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala d'en Serra Beach, and have some family-friendly fun at Kentucky Derby.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ibiza Town trip planner.

Fly from Porto to Ibiza Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Ibiza Town due to the time zone difference. In May, Ibiza Town is somewhat warmer than Porto - with highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Formentera.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 16 — 19:

Formentera, Spain

— 2 nights
On holiday on Formentera, you'll enjoy the simple charms of island life.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Platja Ses Platgetes and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Big Store, then stroll through Parque Natural de Ses Salines, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sant Francesc Xavier, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cap de Barbaria.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Formentera trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by ferry from Ibiza Town to Formentera takes 1.5 hours. May in Formentera sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Formentera

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Barcelona, Spain

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally visit El Barri Gòtic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona route website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Formentera to Barcelona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): walk around Parque del Retiro, then brush up on your military savvy at Alcazar of Segovia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Segovia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Juan de los Caballeros. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Madrid online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, Madrid is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 23 — 26:

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Architectural Buildings · 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.