14 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

14 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  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.
Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon driving holiday planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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.
On the 6th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, visit Barrio Santa Cruz, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de España.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Seville itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Seville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In May in Seville, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

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

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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 8th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda, get great views at Mirador de Aldehuela, thendo a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and finally ride a horse along Paddock Paradise Ronda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): snap pictures at Puente Nuevo and then get great views at Mirador Paseo Blas Infante.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ronda online travel route planner.

You can drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Ronda

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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll around Parque del Retiro, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): make a trip to Puerta del Sol, thenexamine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip maker site.

You can take a train from Ronda to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Ronda in May, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. 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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, walk around Parc Guell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

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