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 is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), catch a live event at Spotify Camp Nou, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona day trip planning tool.

New York City, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In June, daytime highs in Barcelona are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Madrid.
Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure · Transportation
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, then stroll around Parque del Retiro, and then make a trip to Plaza Mayor. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

Before you visit Madrid, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Seville.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Seville, Spain — 1 night

City of Towers

Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Seville, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.
Historic Sites
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Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, tour the water at your own pace with Lisbon by Boat, and take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner.

Fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Lisbon. Traveling from Seville in July, expect Lisbon to be little chillier, temps between 85°F and 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Transportation
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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.