19 days in Portugal, Seville & Barcelona Itinerary

19 days in Portugal, Seville & Barcelona Itinerary

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19 days in Portugal, Seville & Barcelona Itinerary

Start: Madrid, Spain
Fly:  1​h 30​min
1
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Madrid, Spain

3
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've added Sao Bento Railway Station, Graham's Port Lodge, Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 7th (Fri), head outdoors with Rota do Douro, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and then learn about winemaking at Graham's Port Lodge. Keep things going the next day: get around town with Sao Bento Railway Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, then contemplate the long history of Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar, then get lost in a book at Livraria Lello, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Porto trip maker tool .

Madrid, Spain to Porto is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Porto. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in September: highs in Porto hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. You'll set off for Lisbon on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Vila Nova de Gaia
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Graham's Port Lodge ©
Graham's Port Lodge
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Torre dos Clerigos ©
Torre dos Clerigos

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Rossio Square, Mercado de Campo de Ourique, Rua Augusta, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Alfama. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Cabo da Roca in Colares, approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge and make a trip to Belém Tower.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon planning site .

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Porto in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. You'll set off for Lagos on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Carvalho Beach, Centro Cultural de Lagos, Praia dos Tres Irmaos, and other attractions you added. Visit Praia da Marinha and Praia de Benagil for some beach relaxation.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lagos trip planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Lagos

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Carvalho Beach, Praia dos Tres Irmaos, Praia de Benagil, Praia da Marinha
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Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Alcázar of Seville as well as Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza. On the 16th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, wander the streets of Triana, then make a trip to Plaza de España, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Seville road trip planning site .

Getting from Lagos to Seville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Centro Historico de Sevilla ©
Centro Historico de Sevilla

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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 list of things to see and do now includes Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, Las Ramblas, La Boqueria, and other attractions. Get some historical perspective at Barcelona Cathedral and Barri de Gracia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa del Hombre Muerto and Platja de la Nova Icaria. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and make a trip to Palau Guell.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Seville to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa del Hombre Muerto
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
El Born ©
El Born

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