20 days in Lisbon & Spain Itinerary

20 days in Lisbon & Spain Itinerary

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20 days in Lisbon & Spain Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
3
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alfama, Carmo Archaeological Museum and Rua dos Correeiros Archaeological Nucleus. Explore hidden gems such as Miradouro da Graca and Santo Antonio de Lisboa. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castelo de S. Jorge and Belém Tower. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Western European Time is 8 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Los Angeles in September, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fly Art Madrid, National Archaeological Museum of Spain and Retiro Park. There's more to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In September in Madrid, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 59°F at night. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
National Archaeological Museum of Spain ©
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

3
nights
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.
Alhambra has been added to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Monasterio Cartuja and Albayzin are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nasrid Palaces and Sacromonte.

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Traveling by flight from Madrid to Granada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Granada, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Girona.

Things to do in Granada

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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Monasterio Cartuja ©
Monasterio Cartuja
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

6
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.
Get some historical perspective at Ciutat Vella and Casa Batllo. You'll explore and learn at Casa Mila - La Pedrera and Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and take a stroll through El Born.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Barcelona road trip planner .

You can fly from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Granada in September, Barcelona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 65°F. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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