18 days in Spain, Portugal & Amsterdam Itinerary

18 days in Spain, Portugal & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
6
Evora, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil


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3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Prado National Museum and Catedral de Segovia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alcazar of Segovia and Museo Sorolla. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Avila (Basilica de San Vicente, The Walls of Avila, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Madrid vacation builder website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Madrid is 4 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in October, with highs in Madrid at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Avila, Segovia
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 27th (Sun), walk around Parc Guell, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, thenadmire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally take a stroll through Ciutat Vella. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of Sant Roma, thentake a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, thenexamine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in October since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Parish Church of Sant Roma
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, step into the grandiose world of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, thendon't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church and Convent of Madre de Deus, and finally get great views at Cabo da Roca.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon travel planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Cabo da Roca
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda ©
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, thenmake a trip to Plaza de España, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, thentake a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza del Triunfo.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Seville road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Seville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Seville is 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

2
nights
Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
On the 2nd (Sat), zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, thenkick back and relax at Playa de Maspalomas, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo Costa Canaria. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Maspalomas sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Seville to Maspalomas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Seville to Maspalomas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Seville in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Maspalomas: highs are around 28°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Evora.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Playa de Maspalomas ©
Playa de Maspalomas
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra, explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, thenexplore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana).

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Evora online trip maker.

You can fly from Maspalomas to Evora in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Maspalomas in November, expect Evora to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) ©

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nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Portuguese Synagogue are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Zaanse Schans and Canals area. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to The Hague (Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) & Louwman Museum The Hague), World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk) and Kroller-Muller Museum (in Otterlo). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Amstel.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Evora to Amsterdam takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Evora to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Evora in November, things will get a bit cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 12°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Hague, Zaanse Schans, Canals area, World Heritage Kinderdijk, Kroller-Muller Museum
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk

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