11 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Boston, United States

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You've now added Tour Me Out Barcelona to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Tour Me Out Barcelona. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera and then walk around Parc Guell.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Barcelona online tour itinerary planner.

Oslo, Norway to Barcelona is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Oslo in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Barcelona, with highs around 58°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

2
nights
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 4th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Madrid itinerary website.

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in January; daily highs in Madrid reach 51°F and lows reach 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Puerta del Sol ©
Puerta del Sol

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): stop by Alfama, thenmake a trip to Belém Tower, thensteep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, thendon't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, thendon't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

Start your trip to Lisbon by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in January, things will get a bit warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 59°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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nights
Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Ponta Delgada ©
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Venture out of the city with trips to Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra, OMIC - Observatorio Microbiano dos Acores, &more), Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada (in Nordeste) and Serra da Barrosa Viewpoint (in Vila Franca do Campo). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Paz, engage your brain at Observatorio Vulcanologico e Geotermico dos Acores, explore the activities along Lagoas Empadadas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ponta Delgada online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada by flight takes about 5 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 55°F in Ponta Delgada. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Furnas, Vila Franca do Campo, Sete Cidades, Ribeira Grande
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Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Nossa Senhora da Paz ©
Nossa Senhora da Paz
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades

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