16 days in Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

16 days in Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

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16 days in Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
4
Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Barcelona Cathedral, Sant Miquel del Fai Monastery, Port Vell, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Batllo, cruise the town with Tour Segway Barcelona, and test your team's savvy at Proyecto Target Macro Room Escape Barcelona.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Barcelona route builder app .

Sydney, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Barcelona is minus 9 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Sant Miquel del Fai Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Poble Espanyol ©
Poble Espanyol

2
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mirador de San Nicolas as well as Albayzin. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): make a splash at Aquaola, wander the streets of Albayzin, then get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Escapepark. On the next day, examine the collection at Palacio de los Olvidados and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Granada journey planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Granada in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, Granada is slightly colder at night with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Aquaola
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, then take in nature's colorful creations at Casa de Pilatos, and finally experience the excitement of Aquopolis Sevilla. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Alcázar of Seville and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Matalascanas.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Seville trip planner .

Drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seville, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Matalascanas
Highlights from your plan
Parque de Maria Luisa ©
Parque de Maria Luisa
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

2
nights
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.
On the 10th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sierra Aracena, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sierra Nevada, and then stroll through Cabopino - Artola Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): make a splash at Aquasierra.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cordoba online vacation planner .

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cordoba, with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Cordoba

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Andalucia, Aquasierra, Cabopino - Artola Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sierra Nevada ©
Sierra Nevada
Aquasierra ©
Aquasierra
Sierra Aracena ©
Sierra Aracena

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque del Retiro, make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, tour the pleasant surroundings at Casa de Campo, and see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Madrid online route maker .

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Madrid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Cordoba in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Casa de Campo ©
Casa de Campo

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Panteao Nacional, Park and National Palace of Pena and Castelo dos Mouros. Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Quinta da Regaleira, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, test your team's savvy at The Escape Hunt Experience, and take in the waterfront activity at Marina Parque das Nacoes.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lisbon trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Madrid in December, expect Lisbon to be a bit warmer, temps between 18°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Panteao Nacional ©
Panteao Nacional
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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