16 days in Madrid & Porto Itinerary

16 days in Madrid & Porto Itinerary

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16 days in Madrid & Porto Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Porto, Portugal
— 9 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Iglesia del Salvador and Alcazar de Segovia. Escape the urban bustle at Calzada Romana Puerto del Pico and Embalse Charco Del Cura. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to La Clandestina (in Brihuega), Avila (The Four Posts & The Walls of Avila) and Catedral de Segovia (in Segovia). There's lots more to do: hike along Chorrera de Despanalagua, look for all kinds of wild species at Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park, contemplate the long history of Ermita de San Frutos, and don't miss a visit to Subida Pico Ocejon.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Madrid route planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Madrid. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, expect Madrid to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Valverde de los Arroyos, Segovia, Avila, Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park, Raquel Lopez Damascene-Damasquinado
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The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Alcazar de Segovia ©
Alcazar de Segovia
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia

9
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia da Costa Nova and Mindelo Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chocolateria Delicia and Parque do Fontelo. Venture out of the city with trips to Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios (in Lamego), Viseu (Se Catedral de Viseu & Palacio do Gelo) and Guimaraes (Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, Largo da Oliveira, & more). There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Aveiro, get engrossed in the history at Museu Monografico de Conimbriga, do a tasting at Pocas Junior, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra).

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Porto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Porto. Traveling from Madrid in November, Porto is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Viseu, Guimaraes, Coimbra, Praia da Costa Nova
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Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©
Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira
O Navio Gil Eannes ©
O Navio Gil Eannes

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