13 days in Lisbon & Spain Itinerary

13 days in Lisbon & Spain Itinerary

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13 days in Lisbon & Spain Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Malaga, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Subway:  13​h
End: Washington DC, United States

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
National Museum of Ancient Art has been added to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sat), explore the galleries of Igreja de Sao Roque. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery, examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art, then admire the masterpieces at National Tile Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Miradouro da Graca.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Lisbon is 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Washington DC in August since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

4
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Castillo de Gibralfaro, Malaga Cathedral, Arab Baths Hammam Al Andalus Malaga, and other attractions you added.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Malaga trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Lisbon to Malaga in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Malaga is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Malaga, with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ronda, Granada
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Visit Royal Palace of Madrid and Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes & La Encina de Ortega). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, steep yourself in history at Palacio de Santa Cruz, walk around Retiro Park, and examine the collection at Lope de Vega Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid route planning tool .

You can take a train from Malaga to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Malaga in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Madrid, with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©

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. El Barri Gòtic and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, and take a stroll through Ciutat Vella.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Madrid in September, with lows around 65°F. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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