18 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

18 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 1 night
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Ortigueira, Spain
— 1 night
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
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Marbella, Spain
— 2 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Toledo, Spain
— 1 night

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take a stroll through Alfama.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon route builder app.

Mexico City, Mexico to Lisbon is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. While traveling from Mexico City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

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Religious Site
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
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World heritage site
Belém Tower
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Aquarium
Lisbon Oceanarium
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Porto, Portugal

Porto ©

Unvanquished City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Liberdade Square, explore the activities along Douro River, contemplate the long history of Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, then look for gifts at Livraria Lello, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Porto holiday maker website.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. December in Porto sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Nature
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Civic Center
Palacio da Bolsa
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Walking tour
Walking tours
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago de Compostela ©

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
On the 25th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo, don't miss a visit to Botafumeiro, make a trip to Palacio de Raxoi, then make a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Santiago de Compostela trip planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Santiago de Compostela takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Santiago de Compostela due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto in December, expect nights in Santiago de Compostela to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are little chillier, around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ortigueira.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

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Landmark
Botafumeiro
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Ortigueira, Spain

Ortigueira ©
Ortigueira is a seaport and municipality in the province of A Coruña the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain. On the 26th (Sat), experience rural life at Equinus Caballo Natural, then get outside with Acantilados de Loiba, then get outside with Cabo Ortegal, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mirador da Miranda.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ortigueira driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Santiago de Compostela to Ortigueira in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Ortigueira, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Ortigueira

Outdoors

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Outdoor Activity
Cabo Ortegal
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Seville, Spain

Seville ©

City of Towers

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 27th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then make a trip to Plaza de España, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Seville trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ortigueira to Seville. In December, daytime highs in Seville are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marbella.

Things to do in Seville

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Must see
Plaza de España
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World heritage site
Royal Alcázar of Seville
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World heritage site
Catedral de Sevilla
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Marbella, Spain

Marbella ©

Spanish Riviera

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Baños Arabes, look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Del Bandolero, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, and finally head outdoors with Experience Box Spain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Marbella Old Town, snap pictures at Puente Cristo del Amor, then take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Marbella travel planning tool.

Getting from Seville to Marbella by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. December in Marbella sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Marbella

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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History Museum
Alcazaba
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Wildlife Area
Reservatauro Ronda
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Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Central Market of Valencia, stop by La Petite Planethe, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu Faller de Valencia. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Jardi del Turia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Valencia Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Micalet - Miguelete, then admire the striking features of La Lonja de la Seda, and finally ponder the world of politics at Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Valencia trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Marbella to Valencia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Marbella in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Valencia, with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
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World heritage site
La Lonja de la Seda
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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Segovia (Alcazar of Segovia, Acueduct of Segovia, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Valencia to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Valencia in January: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 12°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Madrid

Side Trips

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Must see
Parque del Retiro
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Historic Site
Royal Palace of Madrid
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Toledo, Spain

Toledo ©

City of Three Cultures

Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Greco.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Toledo trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Madrid to Toledo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Toledo

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Specialty Museum
Museo del Greco
3.9

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