16 days in Portugal, Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

16 days in Portugal, Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

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16 days in Portugal, Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

Start: Joao Pessoa, Brazil
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Fatima, Portugal
— 1 night
3
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Coimbra, Portugal
— 1 day
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Sintra, Portugal
— 1 day
bus:  30​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
9
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Joao Pessoa, Brazil

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon online driving holiday planner .

Joao Pessoa, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Western European Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Joao Pessoa in June, Lisbon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. You will leave for Fatima on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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1
night
Fatima, Portugal

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fatima trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Fatima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Lisbon in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Fatima: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 16°C at night. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Porto.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Basilica da Santissima Trindade ©
Basilica da Santissima Trindade

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Fatima to Porto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Porto sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Shopping
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

1
day
Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra and then admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Coimbra planner .

Traveling by train from Porto to Coimbra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Lisbon.

Things to do in Coimbra

Parks
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Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, then wander the streets of Alfama, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, take a stroll through Belém Tower, then snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, and finally view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Coimbra to Lisbon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Coimbra in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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1
day
Sintra, Portugal

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Castelo dos Mouros, then admire the striking features of Palacio Nacional de Sintra, and then admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sintra trip itinerary planning website .

Sintra is just a stone's throw from Lisbon. June in Sintra sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Parks
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Palacio Nacional de Sintra ©
Palacio Nacional de Sintra

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
On the 26th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), wander the streets of Belém Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, then admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planner .

Lisbon is very close to Sintra. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Padrao dos Descobrimentos ©
Padrao dos Descobrimentos

4
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 fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, don't miss a visit to Magic Fountain (Font Magica), and see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner .

Getting from Lisbon to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Toledo to see Catedral Primada about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and admire all the interesting features of Stadio Santiago Bernabeu.

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Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in July, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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