13 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Lisbon, Portugal
Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights


Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

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 historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, get lost in a book at Archivo Historico de la Ciudad de Barcelona, and browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona road trip site.

Newark, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Barcelona, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Barcelona are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can fly to Madrid.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque del Retiro, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid driving holiday planning site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to fly to Lisbon.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): make a trip to Belém Tower and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip app.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Madrid in June, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are slightly colder, around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lagos.
Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Lagos, Portugal — 3 nights

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Albufeira (Centro Historico de Albufeira & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Zoomarine Algarve (in Guia). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade and stroll through Tres Castelos Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lagos vacation planner.

You can take a bus from Lisbon to Lagos in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lisbon.
Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then take a stroll through Alfama, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a bus from Lagos to Lisbon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lisbon, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trip
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Spain travel guide

Beaches · Churches · 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.

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.