21 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

21 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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21 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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


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3
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, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to Livraria Lello, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

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

Singapore, Singapore to Porto is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Singapore to Porto, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Porto at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Museums Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, & more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Belém Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon road trip planner.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Lisbon are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

3
nights
Seville, Spain

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: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the striking features of Torre Giralda, and head outdoors with Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seville trip site .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Seville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. December in Seville sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): wander the streets of Albayzin, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then admire the striking features of Alhambra. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, admire the local landmark of Pilar de Carlos V, step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada trip planner .

Getting from Seville to Granada by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seville in December, things will get slightly colder in Granada: highs are around 15°C and lows about 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
When in Madrid, make a side trip to see Catedral Primada in Toledo, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid travel route planning tool .

Getting from Granada to Madrid by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Madrid sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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, savor the flavors at La Boqueria, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, and don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in Barcelona. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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