10 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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10 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: San Francisco, United States


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2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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 parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, make a trip to Las Ramblas, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona attractions website .

San Francisco, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Barcelona. In November, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Madrid route builder .

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in November, expect Madrid to be slightly colder, temps between 59°F and 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

1
night
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
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 28th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Seville trip builder app .

Getting from Madrid to Seville by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in November, with highs in Seville at 66°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, wander the streets of Belém Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Quinta da Regaleira, take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, then wander the streets of Alfama, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Lisbon travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In November in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

1
night
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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.
On the 1st (Sun), browse the collection at Livraria Lello, steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Porto trip builder .

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Shopping
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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