19 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

19 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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19 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Albufeira, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
5
Sagres, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru, India

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 8th (Sat): wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, and then walk around Parc Guell. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona tour planning website .

Bengaluru, India to Barcelona is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Barcelona is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in February, things will get cooler in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

2
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 10th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town Faro, stroll through Falesia Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água. On your second day here, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Albufeira, delve into the distant past at Castelo de Silves, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Marinha, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Orada.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Albufeira trip planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Albufeira in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in February, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Praia da Marinha, Old Town Faro, Castelo de Silves
Highlights from your plan
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Old Town Faro ©
Old Town Faro

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 12th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, then wander the streets of Alfama, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, then stroll through Praia da ursa, and finally make a trip to Belém Tower.

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Getting from Albufeira to Lisbon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. February in Lisbon sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, then take a stroll through Gran Via, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then take a stroll through Gay Madrid & the Chueca District.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in February, things will get slightly colder in Madrid: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

2
nights
Sagres, Portugal

Sagres ©
Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Saint Vincent and Ponta do Castelo. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia da Cordoama and Bordeira Beach. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Praia do Castelejo, contemplate the long history of Fort of Santo Antonio de Belixe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Amado Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Graca.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sagres journey planner .

You can drive from Madrid to Sagres in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Sagres due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in February, expect Sagres to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Carrapateira, Vila do Bispo
Highlights from your plan
Amado Beach ©
Amado Beach
Praia da Cordoama ©
Praia da Cordoama
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then admire the striking features of Torre Giralda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory, then head outdoors with Paseo Alcalde Marques del Contadero, and finally stroll through Centro Ecuestre Entrepinares.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Seville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sagres to Seville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Lagos.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
nights
Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Get in touch with nature at Praia Da Rocha and Ponta Da Piedale. Get a sense of the local culture at Monte da Casteleja and Igreja de Sao Sebastiao. Change things up with these side-trips from Lagos: Ferragudo (Igreja de Ferragudo & Ponta do Altar Lighthouse). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Divino Salvador, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Anthony (Igreja de Santo Antonio), pause for some photo ops at Statue of Gil Eanes, and make a trip to Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lagos trip website .

Drive from Seville to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. February in Lagos sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Ferragudo, Igreja de Sao Sebastiao
Highlights from your plan
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale

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