16 days in Portugal, South of Spain & Madrid Itinerary

16 days in Portugal, South of Spain & Madrid Itinerary

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16 days in Portugal, South of Spain & Madrid Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Toronto, Canada


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3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, take a stroll through Alfama, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Lisbon journey planner.

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in May, you will find days in Lisbon are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Food Tours
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

3
nights
Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lagos: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Falesia Beach (in Olhos de Agua) and Zoomarine Algarve (in Guia). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Camilo, kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Anthony (Igreja de Santo Antonio).

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lagos trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Cape Saint Vincent, Praia Da Rocha
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale

3
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.
Seville is known for historic sites, parks, nightlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, catch a live event at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, make a trip to Metropol Parasol, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seville itinerary tool .

You can drive from Lagos to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Seville are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 26th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Royal Palace of Madrid, explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then make a trip to Puerta del Sol, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and finally hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip maker app .

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seville in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Madrid, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
nights
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.
Porto is known for historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, and take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Porto trip maker .

Fly from Madrid to Porto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Madrid, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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