14 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

14 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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14 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Lisbon road trip planning site .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, with highs in Lisbon at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Food Tours
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then admire the striking features of Torre Giralda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Metropol Parasol, then admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seville tour builder .

You can fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Seville due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Ronda.

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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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.
On the 8th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, get great views at Mirador de Aldehuela, then do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and finally tour in harmony with nature at Paddock Paradise Ronda. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Ronda Dressage, then snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Paseo Blas Infante.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ronda travel planner .

Traveling by bus from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 10th (Sun), walk around Parque del Retiro, then admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, and then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner .

Take a train from Ronda to Madrid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Ronda in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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 is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and walk around Parc Guell.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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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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