18 days in London, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

18 days in London, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 5 nights
Bus to Malaga, Fly to Lisbon
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Borough Market, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, National Gallery, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, then see a show at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, then hunt for treasures at Borough Market, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral. On the next day, indulge in some culinary diversions at Tally Ho! Experiences and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our London travel route planner.

Nashville, USA to London is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Nashville to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nashville in July, expect London to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 56°F. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Tours

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, Parc Guell, Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell. On the next day, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic and then catch a live performance at Tablao Flamenco Cordobes.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary site.

Fly from London to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Barcelona. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 84°F and lows are around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nightlife

Granada, Spain

— 5 nights

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.
You've added Generalife, La Madraza, Alhambra, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica de San Juan de Dios and Albayzin. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga and Plaza de San Nicolas. Take a break from Granada with a short trip to Playa de La Malagueta in Malaga, about 1h 40 min away.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Granada trip maker website.

Fly from Barcelona to Granada in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in July: highs in Granada hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
You've added Castelo de S. Jorge, Rossio Square, Chiado, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, step into the grandiose world of Castelo dos Mouros, and then ponder the design of Rossio Square.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Granada to Lisbon in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Granada in July: highs in Lisbon hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Lagos, Portugal

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Carvalho Beach. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha and then stroll through Carvalho Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lagos trip planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Lagos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel to London.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Your day by day itinerary now includes Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Tower of London, and other attractions you added. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace and then admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the London journey app.

Traveling by flight from Lagos to London takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lagos in July; daily highs in London reach 73°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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.