16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
3
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Bengaluru, India


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3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Barri de Gracia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Girona). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Casa Vicens, take in the waterfront at Port Vell, walk around Parque del Laberint d'Horta, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona attractions planning website .

Bengaluru, India to Barcelona is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Barcelona. Traveling from Bengaluru in May, you will find days in Barcelona are colder (25°C), and nights are slightly colder (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Camino de Ronda, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Balloon Rides
Enigmik Escape Room ©
Enigmik Escape Room

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica de San Vicente and Alcantara Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Plaza mayor de Chinchon (in Chinchon), Universidad de Alcala (in Alcala De Henares) and Toledo (El Pozo De Los Deseos, Jewish Quarter, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Palace of La Granja of San Ildefonso, head outdoors with Caja Magica, take a stroll through Barrio de Salamanca, and identify plant and animal life at Safari de Madrid.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Madrid online travel route planner .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Barcelona in May since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Toledo, Alcala De Henares, Royal Palace of La Granja of San Ildefonso, Plaza Mayor, Basilica de San Vicente
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Basilica de San Vicente ©
Basilica de San Vicente
Alcantara Bridge ©
Alcantara Bridge

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fieldwork Riotinto and Playa De La Muralla. Change things up with these side-trips from Seville: Bodegas Luis Perez (in Jerez De La Frontera), Playa Del Parador (in Mazagon) and Parque Metropolitano Marisma de los Torunos y Pinar de la Algaida (in El Puerto de Santa Maria). There's much more to do: experience rural life at Les Visites du Campo Bravo, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Virgen de los Reyes, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Cruz, and hike along Cazalla de la Seville Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Seville road trip site .

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Seville. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

El Puerto de Santa Maria, Bodegas Luis Perez, Playa Del Parador, Fieldwork Riotinto
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Bodegas Luis Perez ©
Bodegas Luis Perez
Fieldwork Riotinto ©
Fieldwork Riotinto
Capilla de San Jose ©
Capilla de San Jose

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castelo de Tomar and Palacio Nacional de Mafra. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Off-Road Tours, Praia da Samarra, & more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Domingos ( Santa Justa e Rufina ), buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Colombo, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquario Vasco da Gama.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Seville to Lisbon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sintra, Palacio Nacional de Mafra, Castelo de Tomar
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Aquario Vasco da Gama ©
Aquario Vasco da Gama
Parque de Monserrate ©
Parque de Monserrate
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda ©
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): snap pictures at Ponte Infante D. Henrique, make a trip to Praca dos Leoes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, see the interesting displays at Mosteiro de Sao Martinho de Tibaes, buy something for everyone on your list at NorteShopping, don't miss a visit to She Changes (The Anemone), then take in the waterfront at Jardim da Foz, and finally head outdoors with Praia dos Ingleses.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Porto travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon in May, you will find days in Porto are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Braga, NorteShopping
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Walking tours
Ponte Infante D. Henrique ©
Ponte Infante D. Henrique

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