19 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

19 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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19 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
5
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
7
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
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 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Capela do Senhor da Pedra and then take a leisurely stroll along Ribeira Square.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto road trip planning site .

London, UK to Porto is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from London in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Porto: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Capela do Senhor da Pedra
Highlights from your plan
Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira
Ribeira Square ©
Ribeira Square
Capela do Senhor da Pedra ©
Capela do Senhor da Pedra

2
nights
Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Ponta Delgada ©
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Jose, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinagoga Sahar Hassamain, then don't miss a visit to Pico Carvao, then look for all kinds of wild species at Pinhal da Paz, and finally get outside with Jardim Antonio Borges. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): get outside with Lagoa de Santiago and then look for gifts at Louvre Michaelense.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada road trip site .

You can fly from Porto to Ponta Delgada in 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Porto to Ponta Delgada. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Porto in December since evenings lows in Ponta Delgada dip to 15°C. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Jardim Antonio Borges ©
Jardim Antonio Borges
Igreja de Sao Jose ©
Igreja de Sao Jose
Sinagoga Sahar Hassamain ©
Sinagoga Sahar Hassamain

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cabo da Roca. Change things up with a short trip to Obidos Village in Obidos (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, steep yourself in history at Miradouro da Graca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Domingos ( Santa Justa e Rufina ), and enjoy breathtaking views from Miradouro da Senhora do Monte.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon route builder tool .

Fly from Ponta Delgada to Lisbon in 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Lisbon. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lisbon, with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Obidos Village, Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Food Tours
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Food Tours. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, & more) and Alcazar de Segovia (in Segovia). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, don't miss a visit to Paseo del Prado, and admire the striking features of Palacio de Cibeles.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip app .

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Madrid is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in December; daily highs in Madrid reach 14°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toledo, Alcazar de Segovia
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Food Tours
Alcazar de Segovia ©
Alcazar de Segovia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardines de Murillo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla de San Jose, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de los Marineros, then snap pictures at Puente de Isabel II (Puente de Triana), then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Hospital de los Venerables, make a trip to Plaza de America, make a trip to Plaza del Triunfo, admire the masterpieces at Las Duenas, then examine the collection at Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija, and finally admire the striking features of Edificio La Adriatica.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Seville trip planning site .

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, expect Seville to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Ensemble of Italica ©
Royal Tobacco Factory ©
Royal Tobacco Factory

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, look and learn at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias), then make a trip to Paseo de los Tristes, and finally make a trip to Plaza de San Nicolas.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Granada holiday builder tool .

Getting from Seville to Granada by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, Granada is a bit cooler than Seville - with highs of 15°C and lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Granada

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) ©
Room Escape Games
Plaza de San Nicolas ©
Plaza de San Nicolas

1
night
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
On the 15th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Eulalia, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Sant Francesc, examine the collection at Palau March Museu, then admire the natural beauty at Jardines de S'Hort del Rei, then steep yourself in history at Llotja, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Fundacio La Caixa. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Playa de Palma, El Arenal, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado de Santa Catalina, explore and take pictures at Banc de s'Oli Oleoteca, then examine the collection at Museu d'Art Espanyol Contemporani - Fundacion Juan March, then get a sense of history and politics at Can Bordils, and finally admire the striking features of Can Corbella.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Palma de Mallorca online trip maker .

Fly from Granada to Palma de Mallorca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Granada in December since evenings lows in Palma de Mallorca dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Santa Eulalia ©
Santa Eulalia
Room Escape Games
Can Corbella ©
Can Corbella

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

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 Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional and Food Tours. And it doesn't end there: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Placa Espanya, and get in on the family fun at Tibidabo Amusement Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Theme Parks Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Walking tours
Food Tours

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