17 days in Spain, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

17 days in Spain, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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17 days in Spain, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: Atlanta, United States
Fly:  12​h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Atlanta, United States

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do your shopping at Barrio de Salamanca and Mercado San Miguel. Explore hidden gems such as Casco Historico de Toledo and Catedral de Segovia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Alcazar de Segovia (in Segovia), Royal Palace of La Granja of San Ildefonso (in La Granja de San Ildefonso) and Toledo (Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes & Puerta de Bisagra). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Madrid vacation planning site .

Atlanta, USA to Madrid is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Atlanta in September since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia, Royal Palace of La Granja of San Ildefonso
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo

3
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, then do a tasting at Porto Augusto's, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). On your second day here, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela das Almas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se de Braga, then make a trip to Sameiro Sanctuary, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira, and finally steep yourself in history at Largo da Oliveira.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Porto trip planning tool .

Getting from Madrid to Porto by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Porto is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Madrid, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Shopping Spas

Side Trips

Braga, Guimaraes, Porto Augusto's
Highlights from your plan
Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira
Porto Augusto's ©
Porto Augusto's
Se de Braga ©
Se de Braga

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cabo da Roca and Castelo de S. Jorge. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Palacio Nacional de Mafra. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Belém Tower, contemplate the long history of Miradouro da Graca, make a trip to Parque das Nacoes, and get to know the fascinating history of Rua Augusta.

Plan trip to Lisbon with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Porto in September, you will find days in Lisbon are somewhat warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Palacio Nacional de Mafra, Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Palacio Nacional de Mafra ©
Palacio Nacional de Mafra

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 30th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, gain insight at Royal Tobacco Factory, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Seville route planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Seville is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Seville are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

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

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Circ Roma and Ciutat Vella. Barri de Gracia and Girona Cathedral (Catedral) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Parish Church of Sant Roma (in Lloret de Mar), Tarragona (Muralla romana de Tarragona, Anfiteatro de Tarragona, & more) and Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and indulge your taste buds at La Boqueria.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Seville to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Seville in October: highs in Barcelona hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Tarragona, Parish Church of Sant Roma, Girona Cathedral (Catedral), Vila Vella (Old Town)
Highlights from your plan
Barri de Gracia ©
Barri de Gracia
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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