14 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

14 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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

— 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 25th (Sat), examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Templo de Debod, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Madrid itinerary maker website.

New York City, USA to Madrid is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Madrid. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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.
Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic for their historical value. Relax by the water at Playa de La Barceloneta and Nova Mar Bella Beach. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, walk around Parc Guell, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

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You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, Barcelona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, stop by Alfama, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally choose your vessel at Lisbon by Boat. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, then admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, and then get outside with Portugal Bike.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Lisbon online holiday planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. In September in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Tours · Transportation · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Albufeira, Portugal

— 2 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 2nd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Marinha, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha, and then learn about winemaking at Quinta dos Vales Wine Estate. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Falesia and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Olhos de Água.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Albufeira online trip maker.

You can drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in Albufeira sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Albufeira

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Seville, Spain

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Plaza del Triunfo, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, then stop by Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos, explore the galleries of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, then step into the grandiose world of Palacio de San Telmo, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de España.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Seville road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Seville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albufeira to Seville due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Granada, Spain

— 1 night

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, then admire the natural beauty at Generalife, then take a stroll through Albayzin, and finally steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seville to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in October, Granada is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
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.

Portugal travel guide

4.3
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.