19 days in Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

19 days in Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Toledo, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Salamanca, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2
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, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip builder tool.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 4 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December; daily highs in Madrid reach 14°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

2
nights
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Euskal Museoa Bilbao Basque Museum, don't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Begona, thentake a stroll around Azkuna Zentroa, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Formula Racing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum and then explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

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Traveling by flight from Madrid to Bilbao takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Bilbao sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Toledo.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums Shopping Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Azkuna Zentroa ©
Azkuna Zentroa
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum ©
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

2
nights
Toledo, Spain

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the views from San Martin Bridge, don't miss a visit to Mirador del Valle, don't miss a visit to Catedral Primada, thensee the interesting displays at El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. On the next day, look for gifts at Jacinta & Maria Chocolates, explore the world behind art at Museo de Santa Cruz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, thenexamine the collection at Museo del Greco, thenmake a trip to Church of Santo Tomé, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Ildefonso Jesuitas.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Toledo vacation planning app.

You can fly from Bilbao to Toledo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Toledo when traveling from Bilbao in December, with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Museo del Greco ©
Museo del Greco
Museo de Santa Cruz ©
Museo de Santa Cruz

3
nights
Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Salamanca is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Salamanca road trip website.

Traveling by car from Toledo to Salamanca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Toledo in December since evenings lows in Salamanca dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Universidad de Salamanca ©
Universidad de Salamanca
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, make a trip to Torre del Oro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Macarena, and admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

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You can drive from Salamanca to Seville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in December, expect Seville to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: make a trip to Belém Tower, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium.

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Traveling by flight from Seville to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. December in Lisbon sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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