22 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

22 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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22 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  28​h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney, Australia


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6
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.
Attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and PortAventura make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc Guell, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and make a trip to Las Ramblas.

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Sydney, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Barcelona. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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PortAventura
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
PortAventura
PortAventura

6
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Family-friendly places like Parque del Retiro and Plaza de Oriente will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Acueduct of Segovia (in Segovia) and Catedral Primada (in Toledo). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Madrid trip planner .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Acueduct of Segovia, Catedral Primada
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Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Casa de Campo ©
Casa de Campo

6
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Bring the kids along to Lisbon Oceanarium and Belém Tower. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, wander the streets of Alfama, and take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon online trip planner .

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Madrid in June, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Pavilhao do Conhecimento
Pavilhao do Conhecimento

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