8 days in Lisbon & Spain Itinerary

8 days in Lisbon & Spain Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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Valladolid, Spain
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon travel planning site.

New York City, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Lisbon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lisbon, with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Seville, Spain

— 1 night

City of Towers

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Seville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. September in Seville sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites

Madrid, Spain

— 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

To find reviews and tourist information, use the Madrid route maker app.

You can fly from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Valladolid.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums

Valladolid, Spain

— 1 night

Land of Castles

A city of booming industry with a strong emphasis on leisure and cultural involvement, Valladolid is also known for its historical heritage and medieval feel.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Ruta del Hereje, examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Escultura, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Pablo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de la Cofradia Virgen de las Angustias y Cristo de la Columna, and finally admire the masterpieces at Fundacion Alberto Jimenez-Arellano Alonso.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Valladolid route planning tool.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Valladolid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid in September, expect Valladolid to be slightly colder, temps between 76°F and 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valladolid

Historic Sites · Museums

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then visit El Barri Gòtic, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Parc Guell, then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Valladolid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Valladolid in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 65°F in Barcelona. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Spain travel guide

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Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.