21 days in Portugal, Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

21 days in Portugal, Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

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21 days in Portugal, Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly + Drive:  17​h
1
Almada, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
bus:  15​min
3
Belem, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

2
nights
Almada, Portugal

Almada ©
Almada is a city and a municipality in Portugal, located on the southern margin of the Tagus River, on the opposite side of the river from Lisbon. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): kick back and relax at Fonte da Telha Beach, then browse the different shops at Almada Forum, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Parque da Paz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Parque Natural da Arrabida, take some stellar pictures from Elevador Panoramico da Boca do Vento, then take a tour of Fragata D. Fernando II e Gloria, then don't miss a visit to Overlooking Lisbon, and finally appreciate the history behind Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Almada online vacation planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Almada is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Almada. While traveling from Sao Paulo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Almada, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Almada

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Parque Natural da Arrabida
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Parque da Paz ©
Parque da Paz
Parque Natural da Arrabida ©
Parque Natural da Arrabida
Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei ©
Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Dedicate the 5th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Lisbon online tour itinerary planner .

Lisbon is just a short distance from Almada. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Belem.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

3
nights
Belem, Portugal

Belem ©
Belem is known for museums, shopping, parks, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at National Palace of Queluz, don't miss a visit to Capela de Sao Jeronimo, have some family-friendly fun at Bounce Portugal, and take a stroll around Centro Cultural de Belem - CCB.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Belem online holiday planner .

Belem is very close to Lisbon. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Belem

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

National Palace of Queluz, Bounce Portugal
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National Coach Museum ©
National Coach Museum
National Palace of Queluz ©
National Palace of Queluz
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, nature, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, browse the exhibits of Royal Palace of Madrid, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden, and don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid day trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Belem to Madrid. The time zone difference when traveling from Belem to Madrid is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Belem in July: highs in Madrid hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

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Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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