22 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

22 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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22 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg, Russia
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Ronda, Spain
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: St. Petersburg, Russia


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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: don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona planner .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Barcelona is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from St. Petersburg in September: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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 16th (Wed): take a stroll through Albayzin, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, then step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces, then admire the natural beauty at Generalife, and finally awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Granada road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Granada takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in September since evenings lows in Granada dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

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: do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, wander the streets of Old City, take some stellar pictures from Mirador puente nuevo de Ronda, and look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ronda trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Granada to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ronda, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

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

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, admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and get outside with Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Seville journey planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Seville are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

4
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 (Park and National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, & more). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Belém Tower, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon day trip site .

You can fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Lisbon. In September, daytime highs in Lisbon are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and explore the world behind art at Museu Serralves.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Porto driving holiday tool .

Getting from Lisbon to Porto by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in September; daily highs in Porto reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Outdoors
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)

3
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, nature, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Porto to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto in September, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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

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