13 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
3
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
4
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
5
Sintra, Portugal
— 2 nights
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights


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1
night
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
On the 1st (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón, tour the pleasant surroundings at El Balcon de Bizkaia, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Central de Bidebarrieta, thenmake a trip to Plaza Moyua, and finally pause for some photo ops at Puppy.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bilbao trip itinerary planning website.

Moscow, Russia to Bilbao is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Moscow to Bilbao, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Moscow in April, with highs in Bilbao at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

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Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón ©
Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, thenstroll around Parque del Retiro, thencontemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, thendon't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid travel route builder.

Fly from Bilbao to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Madrid, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

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Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
On the 4th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Vicente, have some family-friendly fun at Let's get Basque!, thenlook for gifts at Koloreka, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ondarreta Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Urgull, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de la Mota, thenvisit Parte Vieja, thenmake a trip to Plaza de la Constitucion, and finally take a stroll through La calle 31 de agosto.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Madrid to San Sebastian - Donostia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Madrid in May: highs in San Sebastian - Donostia hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Porto.

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Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja
Monte Urgull ©
Monte Urgull

2
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Porto, Portugal

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, stop by Prometeu, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, thenmake a trip to Escadas do Codessal, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally contemplate the long history of Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Porto trip maker site.

You can fly from San Sebastian - Donostia to Porto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia to Porto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Porto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sintra.

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River Rafting & Tubing
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis ©
Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis

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Sintra, Portugal

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Castelo dos Mouros, admire the masterpieces at MU.SA - Museu de Artes de Sintra, and then get your game on at Five Historic Photography Studio. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museu do Ar - Sintra, stroll through Quinta da Regaleira, thenlet the kids burn off some steam at Micolandia, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da ursa.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sintra online tour planner.

Getting from Porto to Sintra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Traveling from Porto in May, expect nights in Sintra to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

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Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
MU.SA - Museu de Artes de Sintra ©
MU.SA - Museu de Artes de Sintra

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, thendon't miss a visit to Belém Tower, thenrace across the water with a speed boat tour, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Pavilhao do Conhecimento, thenlearn about winemaking at The Best Portugal, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Tapada das Necessidades, and finally see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ancient Art.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary maker website.

Lisbon is just a short distance from Sintra. In May, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

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The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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