15 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

15 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Lagos, Portugal
— 1 night
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Faro, Portugal
— 1 night
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Câmara Municipal, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and don't miss a visit to Belém Tower.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary site.

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 5 hours. When traveling from Toronto in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.
Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums
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Lagos, Portugal — 1 night

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then look for gifts at Mar d'Estorias.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Lagos road trip planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Lagos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June in Lagos, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Faro.
Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
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Faro, Portugal — 1 night

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Faro road trip planning app.

You can drive from Lagos to Faro in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Faro sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 10th (Fri), you're off to Seville.
Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife · Historic Sites
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Seville, Spain — 2 nights

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 10th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, and then admire the striking features of Torre del Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit Barrio Santa Cruz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, then browse for treasures at Ceramicas Sevilla, and finally make a trip to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Seville road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Faro to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Seville are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and finally don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Valencia.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Valencia, Spain — 2 nights

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 14th (Tue), browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and then steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Valencia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Valencia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Valencia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Childrens Museums
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take a stroll through Las Ramblas and then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, walk around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Amatller.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Barcelona driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Barcelona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Valencia in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Barcelona, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
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Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Architectural Buildings · 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.

Valencian Country travel guide

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Aquariums · Beaches · Nightlife
Hugging the Mediterranean coastline, Valencian Country is one of Spain’s great agricultural districts. The region’s rich soil has been cultivated for many centuries. Arab farmers, who arrived here during the Middle Ages, introduced irrigation methods that allowed for extensive farming of rice, citrus, almonds, and dates. To this day, the area is best known as the cradle of Spanish rice cultivation. Regional ways to cook rice and incorporate it into dishes number in the hundreds. In the colorful countryside, each village features different methods of preparing that famous Spanish rice creation called paella, and no vacation here would be complete without a sample or two. Valencian paella, once the food of humble farmers, is now a symbol of Spanish cuisine that draws tourism from around the world.