10 days in Portugal, Spain & London Itinerary

10 days in Portugal, Spain & London Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights


Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Shop till you drop at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Rua Augusta. National Coach Museum and Belém Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, shop like a local with Rossio Square, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

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London, UK to Lisbon is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Lisbon is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): walk around Parque del Retiro, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

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You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Lisbon, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally visit El Barri Gòtic. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Las Ramblas, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then stroll around Parc Guell.

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Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Let the collections at Wallace Collection and The British Museum capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to HMS Belfast and Westminster. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of British Library, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

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You can fly from Barcelona to London in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in August; daily highs in London reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.

Spain travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
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.