12 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

12 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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12 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Porto, Portugal
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Paris, France


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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.
On the 22nd (Sat), get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, then steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Porto trip planning app .

Paris, France to Porto is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Porto. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Belém Tower, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Jeronimos Monastery, and take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Porto in June, you will find days in Lisbon are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seville.

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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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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 (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the striking features of Plaza de Espana, then admire the striking features of Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Seville Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville attractions site .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Seville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Seville. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ronda.

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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Don Bosco, get great views at Mirador puente nuevo de Ronda, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Toros, make a trip to Alameda Del Tajo, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Ronda, then take in the views from Puente Nuevo, and then explore the striking landscape at El Tajo de Ronda.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ronda trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

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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 29th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Retiro Park, then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Ronda to Madrid by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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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 is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and don't miss a visit to Magic Fountain (Font Magica).

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You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in June, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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