20 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

20 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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20 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Ronda, Spain
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Montreal, Canada


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2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, nightlife, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, stroll around Parque del Retiro, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

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Montreal, Canada to Madrid is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Montreal in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and walk around Parc Guell.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip maker app .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for slightly colder days in Barcelona, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, then admire the landmark architecture of Generalife, and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Granada online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Granada in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Granada: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Generalife ©
Generalife
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

3
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, get great views at Mirador puente nuevo de Ronda, and don't miss a visit to Ronda.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ronda online vacation planner .

Getting from Granada to Ronda by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Ronda sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

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.
Seville is known for parks, nightlife, historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, find something for the whole family at Isla Magica, and steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville trip maker tool .

Getting from Ronda to Seville by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks
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
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, & more). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Belém Tower, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, and admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Seville to Lisbon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Seville to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Lisbon is little chillier than Seville - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
Porto is known for historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, browse the collection at Livraria Lello, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and pause for some serene contemplation at Torre dos Clerigos.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Porto trip builder website .

Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon in August, expect Porto to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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