19 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

19 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

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19 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

Start: Valencia, Spain
1
Valencia, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  6​h 45​min
2
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
4
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
5
Merida, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
End: Porto, Portugal

4
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Casco Antiguo, La Lonja de la Seda and Barrio del Carmen. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Mercat de Russafa.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Valencia trip itinerary planning website .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Valencia Airport, Alicante International Airport and Ibiza Airport. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You will leave for Granada on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Valencia

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Barrio del Carmen ©
Barrio del Carmen
Casco Antiguo ©
Casco Antiguo
Mercat de Russafa ©
Mercat de Russafa

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Plaza de San Nicolas, Patio de los Perfumes and Alhambra. On the 4th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, learn something new at Patio de los Perfumes, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de San Nicolas. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Alhambra.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Granada travel planner.

You can drive from Valencia to Granada in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Classes
Highlights from your plan
Nasrid Palaces ©
Nasrid Palaces
Patio de los Perfumes ©
Patio de los Perfumes
Alhambra ©
Alhambra

2
nights
Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Patio de los Naranjos, Casa de Sefarad and Museo de Julio Romero de Torres. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): examine the collection at Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda, browse the eclectic array of goods at El Zoco, and then explore the world behind art at Museo de Julio Romero de Torres. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Los Patios De San Basilio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Casa de Sefarad, and then make a trip to Patio de los Naranjos.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cordoba tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Granada to Cordoba by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Granada in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museo de Julio Romero de Torres ©
Museo de Julio Romero de Torres
Casa de Sefarad ©
Casa de Sefarad
Patio de los Naranjos ©
Patio de los Naranjos

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.
On the 8th (Fri), admire the striking features of Edificio La Adriatica, don't miss a visit to Plaza de San Francisco, and then steep yourself in history at Ayuntamiento (City Hall). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de la Puerta de Sevilla, Carmona and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria de la Asuncion.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville online travel planner .

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in May, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Merida.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Carmona
Highlights from your plan
Ayuntamiento (City Hall) ©
Ayuntamiento (City Hall)
Edificio La Adriatica ©
Edificio La Adriatica

2
nights
Merida, Spain

Merida ©
Mérida is the capital of the autonomous community of Extremadura, western central Spain. You've added Roman Bridge, Museo Nacional de Arte Romano, Acueducto de los Milagros, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Arte Romano, then don't miss a visit to Templo de Diana, then don't miss a visit to Acueducto de los Milagros, and finally snap pictures at Roman Bridge. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Portico del Foro, don't miss a visit to Thermas Romanas de Merida., and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Co-Cathedral of Merida.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Merida journey planning website .

Drive from Seville to Merida in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Merida

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Casa Museo Arabe de Caceres Yussuf al Burch
Highlights from your plan
Acueducto de los Milagros ©
Acueducto de los Milagros
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes O Bom O Mau e O Vilao. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get a taste of local nightlife at O Bom O Mau e O Vilao.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Merida to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Merida to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Merida in May, you will find days in Lisbon are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). You will leave for Porto on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Lisbon

Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
O Bom O Mau e O Vilao ©
O Bom O Mau e O Vilao

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sao Bento Railway Station, Igreja do Carmo, Passeio das Virtudes, and other attractions you added. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira and Ponte Infante D. Henrique. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Churchill's - Visitors Centre and Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto: Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Consolacao e Santos Passos (in Guimaraes) and Santa Casa Da Misericórdia De Viana Do Castelo (in Viana do Castelo). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto, examine the collection at Museu do Vinho do Porto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja dos Grilos, and steep yourself in history at Fortress Sao Joao Baptista.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Porto sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Lisbon in May, plan for slightly colder days in Porto, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Santa Casa Da Misericórdia De Viana Do Castelo, Muro de Azulejos, Churchill's - Visitors Centre, Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira
Highlights from your plan
Igreja dos Grilos ©
Igreja dos Grilos

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