15 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

15 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
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Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Porto, Portugal — 1 night

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 15th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally make a trip to Liberdade Square.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Porto trip planner.

Newark, USA to Porto is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Porto, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Porto, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to fly to Lisbon.
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Safaris, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Alfama, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Seville online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Seville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Seville. In April, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.
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Ronda, Spain — 2 nights

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 21st (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, make a trip to Roman Bridge, don't miss a visit to Mirador Paseo Blas Infante, then take in the views from Puente Nuevo, and finally make a trip to Ronda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, then examine the collection at Museo Lara, and finally explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ronda trip tool.

Getting from Seville to Ronda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in April, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train 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.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and stroll around Parque del Retiro.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary website.

Getting from Ronda to Madrid by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ronda in April, you will find days in Madrid are slightly colder (67°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parc Guell, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona driving holiday website.

Fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back 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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Spain travel guide

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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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