12 days in Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

12 days in Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

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12 days in Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: Brasilia, Brazil
Fly:  9​h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
train:  3​h
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
4
Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h
End: Brasilia, Brazil

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Belém Tower, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip maker tool .

Brasilia, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Brasilia to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Brasilia in May, with highs in Lisbon at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 24th (Fri), explore the activities along Retiro Park, examine the collection at Prado National Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at 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, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Madrid are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

2
nights
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 striking features of Metropol Parasol, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, then learn about all things military at Torre del Oro, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Espana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally steep yourself in history at Seville Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Seville day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in May, Seville is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get great views at Mirador de Aldehuela, take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, then snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de Toros. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Reservatauro Ronda, learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador puente nuevo de Ronda, then wander the streets of Old City, and finally make a trip to Placa A Los Viajeros Romanticos.

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You can drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda

1
night
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 30th (Thu), wander the streets of Albayzin, admire the natural beauty at Generalife, and then admire the landmark architecture of Alhambra.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Granada trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Ronda to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

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