15 days in Portugal & Barcelona Itinerary

15 days in Portugal & Barcelona Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal — 5 nights

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). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Alfama, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

For where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon road trip planner.

Manama, Bahrain to Lisbon is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Manama in September, expect nights in Lisbon to be much colder, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lagos.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums
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Lagos, Portugal — 2 nights

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.
On the 7th (Wed), race across the water with a speed boat tour, then kick back and relax at Praia do Camilo, and then explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Cape Saint Vincent and then find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lagos online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Porto.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Porto, Portugal — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the activities along Douro River, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins do Palacio de Cristal, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): look for gifts at Livraria Lello, then contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Porto sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Lagos to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in September, expect Porto to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 5 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Step out of Barcelona to go to Salou and see PortAventura, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, don't miss a visit to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Porto to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Barcelona is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Porto in September, with lows around 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Thu) before leaving for home.
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Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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