20 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

20 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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20 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Seville, Spain
— 7 nights
train:  5​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 7 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: San Francisco, United States


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4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palácio Nacional da Ajuda and MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Vasco da Gama Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria de Belem Church, see the interesting displays at Museu da Marioneta, and don't miss a visit to Livraria Ler Devagar.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon attractions planning site .

San Francisco, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Lisbon is 8 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off toSeville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Museu da Marioneta ©
Museu da Marioneta
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda ©
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda
Vasco da Gama Garden ©
Vasco da Gama Garden

7
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parque Nacional de Donana and Royal Tobacco Factory. Change things up with these side-trips from Seville: Jerez De La Frontera (Bodegas Luis Perez & Feria del Caballo), Ronda (Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, Reservatauro Ronda, & more) and Chipiona (Faro de Chipiona & Santuario de Nuestra Senora de Regla). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Setenil de las bodegas, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Sevilla, explore the historical opulence of Palacio de San Telmo, and snap pictures at Puente de Isabel II (Puente de Triana).

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Seville tour itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Seville is 1 hour. In September in Seville, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ronda, Jerez De La Frontera, Chipiona, Cueva de la Pileta, Parque Nacional de Donana
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Bodegas Luis Perez ©
Bodegas Luis Perez
Feria del Caballo ©
Feria del Caballo

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Llevant Beach and El Born. Venture out of the city with trips to Castillo de Castelldefels (in Castelldefels), Playa de la Pineda (in La Pineda) and Tarragona (Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona, Pont del Diable, & more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Ciutat Vella, make a trip to Placa Reial, ponder the design of Illuminated Fountain, and see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona journey planner .

Getting from Seville to Barcelona by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tarragona, Salou, Reus, Sitges, Room Escape Games
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El Puerto de Barcelona ©
El Puerto de Barcelona
Llevant Beach ©
Llevant Beach
Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella

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