23 days in Spain, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

23 days in Spain, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Start: Curitiba, Brazil
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
2
Valladolid, Spain
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Valladolid, Spain
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Curitiba, Brazil

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.
Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Parc Guell and Las Ramblas. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, don't miss a visit to Passeig de Gracia, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nova Mar Bella Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona vacation planner.

Curitiba, Brazil to Barcelona is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Curitiba in July: highs in Barcelona hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Valladolid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

5
nights
Valladolid, Spain

Valladolid ©
A city of booming industry with a strong emphasis on leisure and cultural involvement, Valladolid is also known for its historical heritage and medieval feel.
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca and Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Ieronimus and St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban) will appeal to history buffs. Explore Valladolid's surroundings by going to Salamanca (Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), &more) and Leon (Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral, La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Escultura, get to know the fascinating history of Ruta del Hereje, do a tasting at Bodega Muelas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Pablo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Valladolid travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Valladolid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in July, Valladolid is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Valladolid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Salamanca, Leon, Bodega Muelas
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Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 17th (Sat), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid travel route planner.

You can take a train from Valladolid to Madrid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Madrid is a bit warmer than Valladolid - with highs of 40°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Valladolid.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Wineries Historic Sites
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Wine Tours & Tastings
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel

5
nights
Valladolid, Spain

Valladolid ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Plaza de Anaya and Astorga Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Finca Villacreces and Casa de las Conchas. Get out of town with these interesting Valladolid side-trips: Castillo de Penafiel (in Penafiel), Museo Gaudi Casa Botines (in Leon) and Palacio De Gaudi (in Astorga). See even more of Valladolid: contemplate the long history of Palacio de Anaya, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Miguel and San Julian, look for gifts at Lume Gallery, and learn about all things military at Academia de Caballeria.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Valladolid visit planning site.

You can take a train from Madrid to Valladolid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Valladolid is little chillier than Madrid - with highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Valladolid

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Salamanca, Astorga, Finca Villacreces, Castillo de Penafiel, Museo Gaudi Casa Botines
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Castillo de Penafiel ©
Castillo de Penafiel
Plaza de Anaya ©
Plaza de Anaya
Casa de las Conchas
Casa de las Conchas

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palacio da Bolsa and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). Relax by the water at Praia do Homem do Leme and Praia do Carneiro. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Livraria Lello, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Paroquial do Carvalhido, stroll through Cais da Ribeira, and snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Porto trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Valladolid to Porto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Valladolid to Porto is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Valladolid, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

3
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 26th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Miradouro de Santa Luzia, thenobserve the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade, make a trip to Belém Tower, thenadmire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally learn about winemaking at The Best Portugal.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in July, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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