11 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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11 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
3
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: London, United Kingdom


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3
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.
Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas for their historical value. Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional and Villa del Arte Galleries will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of El Born, stop by El Barri Gòtic, make a trip to Casa Batllo, and steep yourself in history at Ciutat Vella.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Barcelona online journey planner .

London, UK to Barcelona is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Barcelona. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in April: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

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El Born ©
El Born
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 29th (Wed), stop by La Latina, shop like a local with Cava Baja Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, then wander the streets of Barrio de Salamanca, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de San Vicente, then don't miss a visit to The Walls of Avila, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Avila, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Four Posts.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Madrid travel route planner.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Madrid. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Seville.

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Avila
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La Latina ©
La Latina
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Basilica de San Vicente ©
Basilica de San Vicente

1
night
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
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 1st (Fri): explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seville, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Archaeological Ensemble of Italica ©
Capilla de San Jose ©
Capilla de San Jose

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Rua Augusta. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Quinta da Regaleira and Parque das Nacoes. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, wander the streets of Alfama, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Domingos ( Santa Justa e Rufina ).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lisbon attractions planning website .

Getting from Seville to Lisbon by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Lisbon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

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Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Igreja de Sao Roque ©
Igreja de Sao Roque
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Alfama ©
Alfama

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