16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Drive:  14​h 15​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Marbella, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Mumbai, India

3
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.
Visit El Barri Gòtic and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Barceloneta Beach. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, admire the local landmark of Magic Fountain (Font Magica), and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona sightseeing planner .

Mumbai, India to Barcelona is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in September, expect Barcelona to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

1
night
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Castle of Ibiza and then wander the streets of Dalt Vila.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ibiza Town road trip planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Ibiza Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Dalt Vila ©
Dalt Vila
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take a stroll through Rossio Square, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

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You can fly from Ibiza Town to Lisbon in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ibiza Town to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Ibiza Town in September, Lisbon is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Rossio Square ©
Rossio Square

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 28th (Fri), shop like a local with Rio Creative Art Center, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Retiro Park. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, then don't miss a visit to Church of Santo Tomé, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid. September in Madrid sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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.
Get some cultural insight at Catedral de Sevilla and Plaza de España. Get outdoors at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, get a taste of the local shopping with Calle Sierpes, and contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Seville road trip planning tool .

Take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Seville sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Marbella.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
nights
Marbella, Spain

Marbella ©
Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stroll through Puerto Cabopino Beach and Marina, then hike along Senda Litoral Dunas de Artola, then take a stroll through Marbella Old Quarter, and finally stop by Vinacoteca Castillejos. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at El Pinillo Beach, then stroll through Playa de la Fontanilla, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida del Mar.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Marbella trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Seville to Marbella in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Marbella can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marbella

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
El Pinillo Beach ©
El Pinillo Beach
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town
Playa Casablanca ©
Playa Casablanca

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