8 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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8 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  5​h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
3
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 day
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: New Delhi, India


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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.
Visiting Playa de La Barceloneta and Sailing Experience Barcelona will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. The adventure continues: stroll around Parc Guell, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, and make a trip to Carrer Montcada.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona attractions tool .

London, UK to Barcelona is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from London to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, then take a stroll through Gran Via, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): stroll around Parque del Retiro, then identify plant and animal life at Faunia, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Barrio de Salamanca.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary site .

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in January, things will get little chillier in Madrid: highs are around 12°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Casa de Pilatos, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Seville trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Madrid to Seville by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in January, things will get a bit warmer in Seville: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

1
day
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
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 27th (Mon): take a stroll through Belém Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica da Estrela, then wander the streets of Alfama, and finally steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. In January in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alfama ©
Alfama
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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