26 days in Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

26 days in Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

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26 days in Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
bus + Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Valencia, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Trujillo, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

3
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.
Explore Granada's surroundings by going to Room Escape Games (in Malaga) and Nerja (Burriana Beach, Fundación Cueva de Nerja, & more). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Alhambra, take a stroll through Albayzin, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Granada trip builder site .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Granada is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Central European Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, expect Granada to be colder, temps between 15°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nerja, Room Escape Games
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Room Escape Games

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and PortAventura. The adventure continues: walk around Parc Guell, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, and admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour site .

Fly from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Granada in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

PortAventura
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
PortAventura
PortAventura

3
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and Oceanografic Valencia. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc Valencia, contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and stop by La Petite Planethe.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Valencia trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In January in Valencia, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia
Oceanografic Valencia ©
Oceanografic Valencia

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kids will enjoy Parque del Retiro and Casa de Campo. Change things up with a short trip to Catedral Primada in Toledo (about 1 hour away). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and explore the ancient world of Templo de Debod.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Valencia to Madrid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Valencia in January, things will get little chillier in Madrid: highs are around 12°C and lows about 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Trujillo.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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

1
night
Trujillo, Spain

Trujillo ©
Trujillo is a municipality located in the province of Cáceres, in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. On the 9th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Castillo de Trujillo (Trujillo Castle), see the interesting displays at Museo de la Coria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, then appreciate the history behind Estatua Ecuestre de Francisco Pizarro, then admire the striking features of Palacio de Carvajal Vargas - Palacio de San Carlos, and finally appreciate the history behind Palacio De Los Orellana Toledo.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Trujillo online vacation maker .

You can drive from Madrid to Trujillo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Trujillo sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor ©
Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor
Plaza Mayor de Trujillo ©
Plaza Mayor de Trujillo

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: don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, see where the action happens at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, and admire the landmark architecture of Metropol Parasol.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seville trip builder tool .

You can drive from Trujillo to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Isla Magica ©
Isla Magica
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

6
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Jardim Zoologico. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Belém Tower, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Seville to Lisbon takes 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. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Pavilhao do Conhecimento
Pavilhao do Conhecimento

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