19 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

19 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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19 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Singapore, Singapore


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3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visit Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge for their historical value. Do your shopping at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and A Outra Face da Lua. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, hunt for treasures at Feira da Ladra, take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon online travel planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Lisbon is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Western European Time is minus 8 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Lisbon at 18°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Seville.

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Quinta da Regaleira
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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Antiguedades el Museo. Visit Plaza de España and Royal Tobacco Factory for their historical value. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stop by Zaguan 24, and get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville online travel planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Seville due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take a stroll through Old City, steep yourself in history at Casa Del Rey Moro, take in the exciting artwork at Scott Simpson Fine Art, explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, then examine the collection at Museo Lara, and finally examine the collection at Centro de Interpretacion del Vino. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, then stop by La Tienda de Trinidad, then learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, and finally wander the streets of La Ciudad.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ronda travel planning site .

You can take a bus from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December in Ronda, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

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Old City ©
Old City
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Scott Simpson Fine Art ©
Scott Simpson Fine Art

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Plaza Mayor and Barrio de Salamanca. Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Toledo to see Casco Historico de Toledo about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: stroll around Parque del Retiro, view the masterpieces at Diseno Propio. Artesania., stop by Memories of Madrid Tortilla Espanola, and sample the tasty concoctions at Compania de Cervezas del Valle del Kahs.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid online trip itinerary maker .

Take a train from Ronda to Madrid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ronda in December; daily highs in Madrid reach 14°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

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Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Casco Historico de Toledo
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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.
Appreciate the collections at Casa Batllo and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc Guell, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, take a stroll around CaixaForum, and shop like a local with La Boqueria.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nerja Book Centre and Galeria Fotografica. Let the collections at Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana and Milenium Gallery capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: Nerja (Burriana Beach & Fundación Cueva de Nerja). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, get your game on at El Reino Escape Room, and take a stroll through Albayzin.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Granada online road trip planner .

Getting from Barcelona to Granada by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Granada, with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nerja, Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja

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