11 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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11 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
2
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
3
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Dublin, Ireland


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3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Casa Batllo and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ciutat Vella and Parish Church of Sant Roma. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar) and Castell d'en Plaja (in Lloret de Mar). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barri de Gracia, and walk around Parc Guell.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary tool .

Dublin, Ireland to Barcelona is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Dublin to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in October, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, Vila Vella (Old Town)
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then take in the exciting artwork at Cava Baja Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

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Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Madrid. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©

1
night
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
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 10th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla de San Jose, then take a stroll through Calle Sierpes, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seville visit planner .

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, Seville is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Capilla de San Jose ©
Capilla de San Jose

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Belém Tower and Basilica da Santissima Trindade are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Museu Calouste Gulbenkian or Rua Augusta. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Cabo da Roca in Colares--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, get to know the fascinating history of Miradouro de Santa Luzia, wander the streets of Alfama, and contemplate the long history of Miradouro da Graca.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Lisbon. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Basilica da Santissima Trindade, Cabo da Roca
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Basilica da Santissima Trindade ©
Basilica da Santissima Trindade

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