12 days in Spain, Lisbon & Tangier Itinerary

12 days in Spain, Lisbon & Tangier Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Tangier, Morocco
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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Prado National Museum and Naval Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Palace of Madrid and Wine Tours & Tastings. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Avila (Basilica de San Vicente, The Walls of Avila, &more), Parroquia de San Pedro Apostol (in Olias del Rey) and Toledo (Alcazar - Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, wander the streets of La Latina, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and get to know the fascinating history of Barrio de Salamanca.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid sightseeing planning app.

Charlotte, USA to Madrid is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Madrid is 6 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

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Barcelona, Spain

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vila Vella (Old Town) and Fenals Beach. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Esglesia de Sant Vicenc (in Tossa de Mar) and Lloret de Mar (Lloret Beach & Parish Church of Sant Roma). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Casa Vicens, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Real Santuario San Jose de la Montana, and take a stroll through El Born.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planning website.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Madrid in October, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

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Fenals Beach ©
Must see
Fenals Beach
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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Popular historic sites such as Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Centro Historico de Cascais are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Sintra National Palace & Quinta da Regaleira), Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Guincho Beach (in Cascais). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santo Antonio de Lisboa, and examine the collection at National Coach Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Tangier.

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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
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Tangier, Morocco

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Petit Socco.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tangier trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Lisbon to Tangier in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in October, and nighttime lows around 63°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sat) before leaving for home.

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Petit Socco ©
Historic Walking Area
Petit Socco
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