15 days in Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

15 days in Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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Toledo, Spain
— 1 day
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Granada, Spain
— 4 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain

— 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Mercado San Miguel has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Madrid travel planning app.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Madrid is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from San Juan to Madrid, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from San Juan in December: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 14°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

Toledo, Spain

— 1 day

City of Three Cultures

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 29th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo del Greco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Toledo trip builder tool.

You can drive from Madrid to Toledo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Granada.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

Granada, Spain

— 4 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ski and Sea. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alhambra and Albayzin. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mirador de San Nicolas and Generalife. It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Granada trip tool.

Getting from Toledo to Granada by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. December in Granada sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Seville, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Towers

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 2nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, then catch a live event at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, then explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and finally don't miss a visit to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Seville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Granada in January since evenings lows in Seville dip to 7°C. On the 4th (Tue), you'll travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You've now added Quinta da Regaleira to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Museu Colecao Berardo. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and take an in-depth tour of Museu de Lisboa - Teatro Romano.

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Traveling by flight from Seville to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Lisbon. In January in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Your day by day itinerary now includes El Rastro as well as Prado National Museum. Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande and Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena will appeal to history buffs. See even more of Madrid: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in January, expect Madrid to be slightly colder, temps between 12°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Spain travel guide

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Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.