21 days in Madrid, Barcelona & Lisbon Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Madrid, Spain — 7 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, Alcantara Bridge, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

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Bangkok, Thailand to Madrid is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Madrid is minus 6 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Bangkok in April, with highs in Madrid at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 6 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: take a stroll through Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), stroll around Parc Guell, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

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Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Estatua de Luis Vaz de Camoes (in Cascais) and Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Sintra National Palace, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, get to know the fascinating history of Avenida da Liberdade, stop by Bairro Alto, and steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

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Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. In May in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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