17 days in Spain, Lagos & Lisbon Itinerary

17 days in Spain, Lagos & Lisbon Itinerary

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Start: Rochester, United States
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 45 min
3
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Rochester, United States

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palace of Catalan Music as well as Dali Theatre-Museum. The adventure continues: walk around Parc Guell, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Rochester, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rochester in April; daily highs in Barcelona reach 66°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Dali Theatre-Museum
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Madrid online itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, Madrid is little chillier at night with lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Museums Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Walking tours
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

1
night
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
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 Alhambra. On the 3rd (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, then wander the streets of Albayzin, then make a trip to Plaza de San Nicolas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Madrid to Granada by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Plaza de San Nicolas ©
Plaza de San Nicolas

1
night
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 4th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, then admire the striking features of Torre Giralda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seville trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Granada to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Torre Giralda ©
Torre Giralda

3
nights
Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Olhos de Agua ( Praia dos Olhos de Água & Falesia Beach), Albufeira (BAM Art Gallery, Hot Wheels Raceway, &more) and Zoomarine Algarve (in Guia). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Camilo, look for gifts at Bolodoce & Cafe, take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, and stroll through Praia Dona Ana.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lagos online trip builder.

Getting from Seville to Lagos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Lagos. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Church of St. Anthony
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Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Palacio de Monserrate). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner.

You can drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Lagos in May, Lisbon is little chillier at night with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

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