12 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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12 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: New Delhi, India


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2
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and have fun at La Casa Vella - Flamenco in Barcelona.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona tour planning app .

New Delhi, India to Barcelona is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect Barcelona to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Fun & Games Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, test your team's savvy at Fox In A Box Madrid, walk around Casa de Campo, and explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid travel route planner .

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, Madrid is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
EXIT Madrid ©
EXIT Madrid
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Casa de Campo ©
Casa de Campo

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): let the kids burn off some steam at Parque del Alamillo, take in nature's colorful creations at Casa de Pilatos, then catch a live event at Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan, then ponder the design of Jardines de la Buhaira, and finally make a trip to Plaza de España. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla and then admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Seville route planning app .

Take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in December, with highs in Seville at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan ©
Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, get to know the resident critters at Jardim Zoologico, and pause for some photo ops at Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Seville to Lisbon takes 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. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Jardim Zoologico ©
Jardim Zoologico
Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei ©
Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei

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