17 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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17 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Manila, Philippines
Fly:  19 h 15 min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
3
Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
4
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Albufeira, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  21 h
End: Manila, Philippines


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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, then walk around Parc Guell, and then explore the galleries of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona tour itinerary planner.

Manila, Philippines to Barcelona is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Manila to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Manila in May: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 25°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kids will enjoy Parque del Retiro and Casa de Campo. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Madrid online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Madrid, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Ronda.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Paddock Paradise Ronda, head outdoors with Ronda Dressage, then look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, and finally don't miss a visit to Ronda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Gato.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ronda trip planning app .

You can take a train from Madrid to Ronda in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Tours Outdoors
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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro 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 20th (Wed), stroll through Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, then admire the striking features of Torre Giralda, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Torre del Oro, then get in on the family fun at Isla Magica, and then admire the striking features of Metropol Parasol.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Seville trip planner .

Getting from Ronda to Seville by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Theme Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Isla Magica ©
Isla Magica
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

2
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha, then hike along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Algarve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve, and then have some family-friendly fun at Hot Wheels Raceway.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Albufeira trip planner .

Traveling by car from Seville to Albufeira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Seville to Albufeira is minus 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Albufeira are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Algarve, Praia Da Rocha, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, Ponta Da Piedale
Highlights from your plan
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Bring the kids along to Lisbon Oceanarium and Belém Tower. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and take a stroll through Alfama.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip tool .

You can drive from Albufeira to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albufeira in May, Lisbon is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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