13 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  16 h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
4
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Maspalomas, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h
End: Seattle, United States


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1
night
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 22nd (Wed): take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, stroll around Parc Guell, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, thenwander the streets of Passeig de Gracia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Seattle, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. On your second day here, walk around Parque del Retiro, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Madrid vacation builder website.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, Madrid is little chillier at night with lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

1
night
Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, thensnap pictures at Roman Bridge, thentake a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cordoba journey site.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Cordoba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Madrid in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

2
nights
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain

One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenstroll through Playa Blanca, and then stroll through Papagayo Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Cammino de Los Gracioseros, thenHead underground at Cueva de los Verdes, and then examine the collection at Fundacion Cesar Manrique.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Del Carmen road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Cordoba to Puerto Del Carmen takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Cordoba in May, plan for slightly colder days in Puerto Del Carmen, with highs around 77°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Playa Blanca, Cammino de Los Gracioseros
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Papagayo Beach ©
Papagayo Beach
Fundacion Cesar Manrique ©
Fundacion Cesar Manrique

3
nights
Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Get in touch with nature at Playa de Mogan and Las Canteras Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa de Amadores and Yumbo Centrum. There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Maspalomas, look for gifts at Compania de la Galleta, buy something for everyone on your list at Boulevard El Faro, and explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Maspalomas journey maker app.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Del Carmen to Maspalomas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Meloneras, Playa de Amadores, Playa de Mogan, Las Canteras Beach
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
El Faro de Maspalomas ©
El Faro de Maspalomas

1
night
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 1st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, thentake a stroll through Chiado, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Cascais and then don't miss a visit to Cabo da Roca.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Maspalomas to Lisbon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Maspalomas in June since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Centro Historico de Cascais, Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Centro Historico de Cascais ©
Centro Historico de Cascais
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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