10 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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


Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary website.

Atlanta, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Atlanta to Lisbon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in September, Lisbon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 1 night

City of Towers

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.
On the 5th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España.

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Getting from Lisbon to Seville by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stroll around Parque del Retiro, explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, then make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

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You can fly from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

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.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take a stroll through Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), and stroll around Parc Guell.

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You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 65°F in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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Portugal travel guide

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.

Spain travel guide

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.