10 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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


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.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, catch a live event at Spotify Camp Nou, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. June in Barcelona sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.
Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, then walk around Parque del Retiro, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in July: highs in Madrid hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly to Seville.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Seville, Spain — 1 night

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 5th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Seville day trip app.

Fly from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Seville are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly to Lisbon.
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril.

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Traveling by flight from Seville to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seville in July: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 85°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Spain travel guide

Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
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

Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
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.