13 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

13 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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13 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia, United States
Fly:  11​h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia, United States


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3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira. Escape the urban bustle at Palacio Nacional de Mafra and Centro De Recuperacao Do Lobo Iberico. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Rua Augusta, contemplate the long history of Miradouro da Graca, and take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril.

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Philadelphia, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Lisbon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Mafra, Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Plaza de España and Catedral de Sevilla. Royal Alcázar of Seville and Castillo de Almodovar will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Seville with a short trip to Alcazar de la Puerta de Sevilla, Carmona in Carmona, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, explore the world behind art at Las Duenas, see where the action happens at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, and wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

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Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Seville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Seville, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, Castillo de Almodovar, Alcazar de la Puerta de Sevilla, Carmona
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Head to Barrio de Salamanca and Cava Baja Galleryfor some retail therapy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral de Segovia. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes (in Toledo), Alcazar de Segovia (in Segovia) and Avila (The Walls of Avila, Basilica de San Vicente, & more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

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You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Avila, Segovia, Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Basilica de San Vicente ©
Basilica de San Vicente

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then contemplate the long history of Vila Vella (Old Town), and then kick back and relax at Fenals Beach.

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You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Madrid in June: highs in Barcelona hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 66°F. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tossa de Mar, Fenals Beach, Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

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