15 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

15 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Funchal, Portugal
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Maspalomas, Spain
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Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
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Seville, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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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 30th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and then wander the streets of Alfama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, then shop like a local with Chiado, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

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Washington, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Washington in January, expect nights in Lisbon to be much warmer, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can fly to Funchal.
Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
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Funchal, Portugal — 2 nights

The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
On the 1st (Tue), take in the pleasant sights at Santa Maria Street, explore the striking landscape at Cabo Girao, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Safari Madeira Island. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then stroll through Ponta de Sao Lourenco.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Funchal online holiday planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Funchal by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in January; daily highs in Funchal reach 22°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Maspalomas.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
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Maspalomas, Spain — 2 nights

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas, relax and rejuvenate at Thai Holistic Massage, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Leagues Ahead Diving, stroll through Playa de Amadores, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Mogan.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Funchal to Maspalomas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Maspalomas can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Puerto Del Carmen.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Puerto Del Carmen, Spain — 3 nights

One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jardin de Cactus and Los Hervideros. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Cueva de los Verdes. Step out of Puerto Del Carmen to go to Playa Blanca and see Playa Flamingo, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa Grande, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Dorada Beach, see the interesting displays at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, and get great views at Mirador Del Rio.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Puerto Del Carmen trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Puerto Del Carmen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In February, daytime highs in Puerto Del Carmen are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the striking features of Plaza de España, then contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Seville visit site.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Del Carmen to Seville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Del Carmen to Seville is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Puerto Del Carmen in February; daily highs in Seville reach 18°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to fly to Madrid.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Gran Via, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid road trip planning website.

Fly from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, Madrid is little chillier than Seville - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 11th (Fri), shop like a local with La Boqueria, admire the striking features of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, stroll around Parc Guell, then make a trip to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally make a trip to Casa Batllo. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Las Ramblas, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona road trip planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
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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.

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.