18 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

18 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Praia de Carcavelos, Castelo dos Mouros, Museu de Marinha, and other attractions. Your inner history buff will appreciate Quinta da Regaleira and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Carmo Archaeological Museum. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Alfama, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon online trip builder.

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Lisbon is 5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in June, you will find days in Lisbon are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 3 nights

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jewish Quarter (Juderia), Roman Bridge, Triana, and other attractions you added. Popular historic sites such as Plaza de España and Royal Alcázar of Seville are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla and Las Duenas Palace. Venture out of the city with trips to Cordoba (Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, &more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and see where the action happens at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Lisbon in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Seville, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Malaga.
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Malaga, Spain — 3 nights

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
You've added Playa Penon del Cuervo, Plaza de Toros de Mijas, Playa Rijana, and other attractions to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Alcazaba and Casa Del Rey Moro are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Malaga: Ronda (El Tajo de Ronda & Puente Nuevo). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro and steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Malaga trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Seville to Malaga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gran Via, Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) and Cripta de la Almudena. Visit Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor for their historical value. It doesn't end there: stroll around Parque del Retiro and make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Madrid day trip planning website.

You can fly from Malaga to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Malaga in July, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You've added The Magic Fountain, Passeig de Gracia, Casa Amatller, and other attractions to your itinerary. Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Vila Vella (Old Town) will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Museu Picasso and Parc de Montjuic capture your imagination. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, walk around Parc Guell, and make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Portugal travel guide

4.2
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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Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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