17 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Paris, France
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Evora, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Salamanca, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Paris, France


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2
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia de los Santos Justo y Pastor. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada, and then contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Granada travel itinerary planner.

Paris, France to Granada is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, expect nights in Granada to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Malaga
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral

1
night
Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then take in the views from Roman Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Cordoba trip planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Cordoba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Granada in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Macarena, explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, then steep yourself in history at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Pilatos.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville travel planner.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cordoba in December since evenings lows in Seville dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

2
nights
Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then explore the ancient world of Termas Romanas, and finally delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Evora route maker tool.

Getting from Seville to Evora by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. In December in Evora, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Capela dos Ossos
Highlights from your plan
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) ©
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), make a trip to Belém Tower, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Convent of Madre de Deus, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Lisbon sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

2
nights
Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
On the 28th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), then get to know the fascinating history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de la Sta. Vera Cruz, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), then steep yourself in history at Universidad de Salamanca, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palacio de Monterrey.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Salamanca attractions tool.

You can drive from Lisbon to Salamanca in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in December: high temperatures in Salamanca hover around 11°C and lows are around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Appreciate the collections at Prado National Museum and Catedral de Segovia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Palace of Madrid and The Walls of Avila. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Alcazar of Segovia (in Segovia) and Cathedral of Avila (in Avila). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, admire the landmark architecture of Museo Cerralbo, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

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You can drive from Salamanca to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Madrid when traveling from Salamanca in December, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Segovia, Avila
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then walk around Parc Guell.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Barcelona online trip maker.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in January, with highs in Barcelona at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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