16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
+2
Fly + train + bus:  20​h 45​min
1
Nerja, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Singapore, Singapore


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2
nights
Nerja, Spain

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. On the 5th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Acantilados de Maro Cerro Gordo, Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burriana Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Capistrano Playa, and finally browse for treasures at Nerja Book Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Paseo de los Carabineros, identify plant and animal life at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, then enjoy the sand and surf at Papagayo Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nerja trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Nerja is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Nerja at 14°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo ©
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo

2
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on Paddock Paradise Ronda, get a taste of the local shopping with Scott Simpson Fine Art, then take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, and finally head outdoors with Ronda Dressage. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, then look for gifts at Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ronda trip planner .

Getting from Nerja to Ronda by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nerja in December; daily highs in Ronda reach 19°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Wineries Outdoors
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

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.
On the 9th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Antiguedades el Museo, admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, then catch a live event at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville.

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You can take a bus from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

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

2
nights
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 11th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then take a stroll through Rossio Square, and finally steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and then meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

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Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll explore and learn at Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Gran Via and Rio Creative Art Center. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, walk around Parque del Retiro, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

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Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Madrid is 1 hour. In December, Madrid is little chillier than Lisbon - with highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Get some historical perspective at El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parc Guell, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Madrid in December, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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