13 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

13 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

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13 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Oviedo, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Madrid, Spain
— Few hours
End: Madrid, Spain

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You've added Flamenco En El Backstage de Pablo Ruben Maldonado, Free Walking Tours Madrid, Cardamomo Tablao Flamenco, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 5th (Sat), stroll around Parque del Retiro, deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Free Walking Tours Madrid, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, take in a show at Cardamomo Tablao Flamenco, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid online itinerary maker .

Toronto, Canada to Madrid is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in October: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Cardamomo Tablao Flamenco ©
Cardamomo Tablao Flamenco

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Alcázar of Seville. On the 7th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Plaza del Triunfo. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Edificio La Adriatica, get great views at Catedral de Sevilla, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Seville journey planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, Seville is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 10th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, wander the streets of Parque das Nacoes, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

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You can fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Parque das Nacoes ©
Parque das Nacoes

1
night
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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.
On the 11th (Fri), do a tasting at Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge, then learn about winemaking at Quinta dos Corvos, then learn about winemaking at Porto Augusto's, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Porto tour builder tool .

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries Spas

Side Trip

Vila Nova de Gaia
Highlights from your plan
Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge ©
Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge
Porto Augusto's ©
Porto Augusto's
Spas

2
nights
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela and Igreja de San Fructuoso. Explore hidden gems such as Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico and Colegiata del Sar. Step out of Santiago de Compostela with an excursion to Castro de Barona in Barona--about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Botafumeiro, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Compostela travel route planner .

You can drive from Porto to Santiago de Compostela in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Porto to Santiago de Compostela, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Porto in October; daily highs in Santiago de Compostela reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Oviedo.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Castro de Barona
Highlights from your plan
Castro de Barona ©
Castro de Barona
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Oviedo, Spain

Oviedo ©
Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. On the 15th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at La Iglesia de San Juan el Real, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Julian de los Prados, then don't miss a visit to Parroquia de San Isidoro El Real, and finally trek along Route of Santiago de Compostela.

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Traveling by car from Santiago de Compostela to Oviedo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Oviedo

Historic Sites Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Julian de los Prados ©
San Julian de los Prados
Route of Santiago de Compostela ©
Route of Santiago de Compostela
Parroquia de San Isidoro El Real ©
Parroquia de San Isidoro El Real

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hours
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Oviedo to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Oviedo in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza de Oriente ©
Plaza de Oriente

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