14 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

14 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then walk around Parque del Retiro, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Templo de Debod, then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

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New York City, USA to Madrid is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa de La Barceloneta and Nova Mar Bella Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona road trip website.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 18th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, then visit Alfama, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally get outside with Lisbon by Boat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, then step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, and then get outside with Portugal Bike.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon journey maker site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In October in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.
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Albufeira, Portugal — 2 nights

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Marinha, kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, and then do a tasting at Quinta dos Vales Wine Estate. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Falesia and then kick back and relax at Praia dos Olhos de Água.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Albufeira online route planner.

Drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Albufeira are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 2 nights

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.
On the 22nd (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza del Triunfo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Casa de Pilatos, explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, then step into the grandiose world of Palacio de San Telmo, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de España.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Seville trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Albufeira to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Granada.
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Granada, Spain — 1 night

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, then get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Granada tour builder tool.

Getting from Seville to Granada by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Granada, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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Portugal travel guide

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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.
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