16 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

16 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

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16 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Formentera, Spain
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada


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2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cabo da Roca and Castelo dos Mouros. Visit Castelo de S. Jorge and Jeronimos Monastery for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Belém Tower, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lisbon online trip itinerary maker .

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Time is 5 hours. When traveling from Toronto in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. 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

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Guimaraes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria de Braga, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bom Jesus do Monte, and finally explore the activities along Rio Douro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Porto road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon in May, you will find days in Porto are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Braga, Centro Historico de Guimaraes
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Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Se de Braga ©
Se de Braga
Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro

2
nights
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cala de Sant Vicent and S'Arenal Petit. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castle of Ibiza and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Dalt Vila, have fun at Kentucky Derby, kick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cova de Can Marca.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ibiza Town trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Porto to Ibiza Town in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Porto to Ibiza Town, you'll lose 1 hour 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Formentera.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Eulalia del Rio, Cueva de Can Marca, Cala de Sant Vicent, S'Arenal Petit
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Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Ibiza Cathedral ©
Ibiza Cathedral

2
nights
Formentera, Spain

Formentera ©
On holiday on Formentera, you'll enjoy the simple charms of island life.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Ses Platgetes and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Big Store, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Natural de Ses Salines, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Sant Francesc Xavier, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cap de Barbaria.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Formentera trip site .

Traveling by ferry from Ibiza Town to Formentera takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Formentera are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Formentera

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa Ses Platgetes ©
Playa Ses Platgetes
Cap de Barbaria ©
Cap de Barbaria
Parque Natural de Ses Salines ©
Parque Natural de Ses Salines

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Barcelona road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Formentera to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 24th (Fri), stroll around Retiro Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Alcazar de Segovia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Segovia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Juan de los Caballeros. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Madrid. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

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