15 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

15 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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

Unvanquished City

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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and stop by Livraria Lello.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Porto trip itinerary planning tool.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Porto is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to Porto is 4 hours. When traveling from San Juan in August, plan for slightly colder days in Porto, with highs around 28°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Palace, &more). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Porto in August: highs in Lisbon hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Seville, Spain

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 15th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Seville tour planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Seville in 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 August, daytime highs in Seville are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites

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Nerja, Spain

Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, then appreciate the history behind La Dorada 1a - Barco de Chanquete, then don't miss a visit to Balcony of Europe, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Papagayo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Río Chíllar, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then test your problem-solving skills at Torrenigma Escape Room, and finally cool off at Aquavelis Water Park.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nerja travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Seville to Nerja in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Nerja can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Elche.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

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Elche, Spain

Elche, or Elx, is a town located in the comarca of Baix Vinalopó, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): meet the residents at Rio Safari Elche, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then make a trip to Misteri D'Elx.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Elche road trip site.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Elche takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Nerja in August, expect nights in Elche to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Elche

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Barcelona, Spain

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Amatller. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, then stroll around Parc Guell, and then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona holiday planning site.

You can fly from Elche to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Madrid, Spain

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 21st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Madrid route planner.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are little chillier (22°C). You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.

Spain travel guide

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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.