22 days in Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

22 days in Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa de La Barceloneta and Platja Port Bo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats (in Riudellots de la Selva) and Playas de Calella (in Calella de Palafrugell). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Casa Batllo, see the interesting displays at Joan Miro Foundation, shop like a local with La Boqueria, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

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Singapore, Singapore to Barcelona is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Let the collections at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza capture your imagination. Kids will appreciate attractions like Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, stroll around Parque del Retiro, get a taste of the local shopping with Cava Baja Gallery, and take a stroll through Gran Via.

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Fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Madrid is little chillier than Barcelona - with highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.
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Cordoba, Spain — 2 nights

Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
On the 19th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Calahorra Tower, then shop like a local with Sala el Potro, then steep yourself in history at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Jewish Quarter (Juderia). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana, examine the collection at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Victoria, and finally contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos.

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Take a train from Madrid to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Madrid, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Granada.
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Granada, Spain — 2 nights

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alhambra and Mirador de San Nicolas. Let the collections at Art Gallery Alkimia and Milenium Gallery capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Granada: Nerja (Capistrano Playa & Nerja Donkey Sanctuary). There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at TopSegway Granada, admire the striking features of Royal Chapel of Granada, stop by La Talega, and take a stroll through Albayzin.

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Traveling by train from Cordoba to Granada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in December, plan for slightly colder days in Granada, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 3 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.
Attractions like Plaza de España and Royal Alcázar of Seville make great kid-friendly stops. Get a sense of the local culture at Catedral de Sevilla and Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla. Spend the 26th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, look for gifts at La Oleoteca de Sevilla, steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Traveling by car from Granada to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Granada in December since evenings lows in Seville dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
For shopping fun, head to Museu Calouste Gulbenkian or Rossio Square. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pavilhao do Conhecimento and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia de Carcavelos (in Carcavelos) and Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Safaris, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

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Traveling by flight from Seville to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Lisbon are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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Spain travel guide

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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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