21 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

21 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Salamanca, Spain
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 1 night
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Oviedo, Spain
— 1 night
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Zaragoza, Spain
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of High Court of Justice of Catalonia, stroll around Ciutadella Park, get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then explore the historical opulence of Montjuic Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. On the next day, stroll around Parc Guell, take a stroll through Passeig de Gracia, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, then catch a live event at Camp Nou, and finally admire the landmark architecture of El Pabellón de Barcelona.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona online tour planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Barcelona International Airport, Girona Airport and Reus Air Base. In October in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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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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Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Oceanografic Valencia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia, look for gifts at La Petite Planethe, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oceanografic Valencia, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, and finally see the sky in a new way at Hemisferic. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Esteban, get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de la Virgen, steep yourself in history at La Lonja de la Seda, steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral, then make a trip to Micalet - Miguelete, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Jardi del Turia.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Valencia day trip planning website.

You can fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia
Oceanografic Valencia ©
Oceanografic Valencia

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
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: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For reviews and tourist information, read our Madrid trip builder site.

Traveling by train from Valencia to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Valencia in October: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Madrid

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

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Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), explore the world behind art at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, then take in the views from Puente Romano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, and finally look for gifts at Lume Gallery.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Salamanca trip itinerary website.

Drive from Madrid to Salamanca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Madrid in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Salamanca, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)
New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva) ©
New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva)

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Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Palace, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belém Tower, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon vacation website.

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Salamanca to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Salamanca in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Lisbon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Food Tours
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: Coimbra (Chapel of St Michael, University of Coimbra, &more). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto attractions planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Porto by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coimbra, Pocas Vinhos
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Pocas Vinhos ©
Pocas Vinhos
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stroll around Parque de la Alameda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, don't miss a visit to Plaza del Obradoiro, don't miss a visit to Hostal dos Reis Católicos, then make a trip to Botafumeiro, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago de Compostela trip builder tool.

Getting from Porto to Santiago de Compostela by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In October, Santiago de Compostela is slightly colder than Porto - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Oviedo.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites · Parks
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Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela
Botafumeiro ©
Botafumeiro
Plaza del Obradoiro ©
Plaza del Obradoiro

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Oviedo, Spain

Oviedo ©
Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. On the 22nd (Fri), observe the fascinating underwater world at Acuario de Gijon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel de Lillo, don't miss a visit to Santa María del Naranco. Prerrománico asturiano, then admire the natural beauty at Campo de San Francisco, and finally appreciate the history behind Esculturas Oviedo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Oviedo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Santiago de Compostela to Oviedo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Oviedo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Acuario de Gijon
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Acuario de Gijon ©
Acuario de Gijon
San Miguel de Lillo ©
San Miguel de Lillo

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
On the 23rd (Sat), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Urgull, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion, then take a stroll through Parte Vieja, and finally stop by Viva la Vida. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Igueldo, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia route planner.

You can drive from Oviedo to San Sebastian - Donostia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October in San Sebastian - Donostia, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zaragoza.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours · Wineries · Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Food Tours
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach

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Zaragoza, Spain

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
On the 25th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Torre Del Pilar, make a trip to El Tubo, make a trip to Plaza del Pilar, pause for some photo ops at Palacio de la Aljaferia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Pasaje de La Industria.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zaragoza online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from San Sebastian - Donostia to Zaragoza takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Zaragoza can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites
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Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar
Palacio de la Aljaferia ©
Palacio de la Aljaferia
El Tubo ©
El Tubo

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
On the 26th (Tue), enjoy some diversion at La Casa Vella - Flamenco in Barcelona, shop like a local with La Boqueria, admire the landmark architecture of Palau Guell, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Barcelona, then browse the exhibits of Parc de Montjuic, and finally examine the collection at Poble Espanyol.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Barcelona route builder.

You can take a train from Zaragoza to Barcelona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zaragoza in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:
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Parc de Montjuic ©
Parc de Montjuic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas
La Boqueria ©
La Boqueria

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