13 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

13 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Bus to Zamora, Train to Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 2 nights


Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Family-friendly places like Parque del Retiro and Royal Palace of Madrid will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Plaza Mayor, admire the landmark architecture of Estacion de Atocha, admire the natural beauty at Jardines de Sabatini, and hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

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Fort Lauderdale, USA to Madrid is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Madrid, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Madrid, with lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.
Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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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 Bairro Alto, Museu Nacional do Azulejo, Elevador de Santa Justa, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, snap pictures at Vasco da Gama Bridge, make a trip to Belém Tower, and engage your brain at Pavilhao do Conhecimento.

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Traveling by flight from Madrid to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon. In July, Lisbon is slightly colder than Madrid - with highs of 85°F and lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly to Porto.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Porto, Portugal — 1 night

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
You've now added Liberdade Square to your itinerary. On the 19th (Wed), explore the activities along Douro River, stroll through Ribeira do Porto, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally make a trip to Liberdade Square.

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Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in July: highs in Porto hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Barcelona, Spain — 1 night

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.
On the 20th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and then stroll around Parc Guell.

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Fly from Porto to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Barcelona is 1 hour. In July, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Porto - with highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Palma de Mallorca.
Parks · Historic Sites
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Attractions like Catedral de Mallorca and Playa de Alcudia make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Playa de Muro (in Playa de Muro) and Platja d'es Trenc (in Campos). It doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Palma Aquarium.

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You can fly from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips
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Spain travel guide

Beaches · Nightlife · 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.