11 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

11 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
2
Albufeira, Portugal
— 2 nights
3
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights


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2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, wander the streets of Alfama, and see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon day trip planning site.

Windsor, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Windsor to Lisbon. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

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Quinta da Regaleira
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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Albufeira, Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve and then trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, thenadd some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Albufeira journey maker.

Getting from Lisbon to Albufeira by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Albufeira sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, Ponta da Piedade
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get your game on at Fox In A Box Madrid, thensee the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. On the next day, stroll around Parque del Retiro, thensteep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Albufeira to Madrid in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albufeira to Madrid due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Albufeira in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

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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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Las Ramblas, thenstroll around Parc Guell, and then make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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