Route & dates
10 days in Iberia Itinerary
Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly: 5h 15min
Porto, Portugal— 1 night
Fly: 2h 30min
Lisbon, Portugal— 2 nights
Seville, Spain— 2 nights
Drive: 2h 45min
Granada, Spain— 1 night
Fly: 4h 15min
Barcelona, Spain— 3 nights
Fly: 5h 45min
End: Dublin, Ireland
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.On the 13th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).
To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Porto trip maker tool .
Dublin, Ireland to Porto is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Dublin in October, expect Porto to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.
Things to do in Porto
City of Seven Hills
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, then wander the streets of Belém Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira, snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, then wander the streets of Alfama, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.
To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner .
Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Seville.
Things to do in Lisbon
Quinta da Regaleira
City of Towers
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.Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then learn about all things military at Torre del Oro, and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España.
To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville holiday planner .
Getting from Lisbon to Seville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Seville due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Granada.
Things to do in Seville
Pearl of Spain
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 19th (Sat): take a stroll through Albayzin and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra.
For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Granada trip itinerary tool .
Getting from Seville to Granada by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Seville in October since evenings lows in Granada dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.
Things to do in Granada
Jewel of the Mediterranean
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 parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, steep yourself in history at Casa Batllo, and walk around Parc Guell.
For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner .
Getting from Granada to Barcelona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Granada in October since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.