10 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

10 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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10 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Coimbra, Portugal
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
4
Braga, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Toledo, Spain
— 1 day
train:  45​min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil


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1
day
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 7th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, take in the views from Vasco da Gama Bridge, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally learn about winemaking at The Best Portugal.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Lisbon. In September in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal

1
night
Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of St Michael, contemplate the long history of Sala dos Capelos, then contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, and finally trek along Choupal National Forest.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Coimbra online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Lisbon to Coimbra by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in September, expect nights in Coimbra to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Choupal National Forest ©
Choupal National Forest
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz ©
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz

1
night
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Estadio do Dragao, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio da Lapa, then view the masterpieces at Belomonte 20, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue Kadoorie - Mekor Haim.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Coimbra to Porto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Porto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Braga.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Cemiterio da Lapa ©
Cemiterio da Lapa
Synagogue Kadoorie - Mekor Haim ©
Synagogue Kadoorie - Mekor Haim
Estadio do Dragao ©
Estadio do Dragao

1
night
Braga, Portugal

Braga ©
Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Se de Braga, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Marcos Church, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia de Braga, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja e Convento do Populo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sameiro Sanctuary.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Braga tour planning app .

Take a bus from Porto to Braga in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Toledo.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites
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Sameiro Sanctuary ©
Sameiro Sanctuary
Igreja da Misericordia de Braga ©
Igreja da Misericordia de Braga
Se de Braga ©
Se de Braga

1
day
Toledo, Spain

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Roman Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada, then examine the collection at MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Santa Cruz, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de San Antonio de Padua.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Toledo trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Braga to Toledo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Braga in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Toledo, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Museo de Santa Cruz ©
Museo de Santa Cruz
San Roman Church ©
San Roman Church

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Templo de Debod, take an in-depth tour of Museo de America, examine the collection at Lope de Vega Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Antonio de los Alemanes, then make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and finally see the interesting displays at Casita Museo de Raton Perez.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip maker site .

Take a train from Toledo to Madrid in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo de America ©
Museo de America
Templo de Debod ©
Templo de Debod
Lope de Vega Museum ©
Lope de Vega Museum

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.
Barcelona Cathedral and Torre Bellesguard Antoni Gaudi will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Lloret de Mar (PlayVR Lloret & Iglesia Ortodoxa Lloret de Mar) and Tossa de Mar (Ermita Sant Grau d'Ardenya & Vila Vella (Old Town)). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, admire the striking features of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuari de la Mare de Deu Del Carme Barcelona.

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Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Outdoors Transportation

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, Tossa de Mar
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Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional ©
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)

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