15 days in Portugal, Madrid & Seville Itinerary

15 days in Portugal, Madrid & Seville Itinerary

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15 days in Portugal, Madrid & Seville Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  8​h
1
Madrid, Spain
— Few hours
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
3
Faro, Portugal
— Few hours
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Lagos, Portugal
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: New York City, United States

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip maker website .

New York City, USA to Madrid is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New York City to Madrid, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 52°F at night. You will leave for Seville on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Barrio Santa Cruz, Triana, Puente de Isabel II (Puente de Triana), and other attractions. There's more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Torre del Oro and don't miss a visit to Metropol Parasol.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Seville online driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seville, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Faro.

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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Faro, Portugal

Faro
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Faro trip planner .

Traveling by car from Seville to Faro takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Faro. When traveling from Seville in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Faro: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 65°F at night. You'll set off for Lagos on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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Lagos, Portugal

Lagos
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.
To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lagos trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Faro to Lagos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Let the collections at National Tile Museum and Carmo Archaeological Museum capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Jeronimos Monastery and Castelo dos Mouros. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Park and National Palace of Pena in Sintra, about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, get engrossed in the history at Museu de Marinha, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Roque.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon online route planner .

Getting from Lagos to Lisbon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Lagos in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 60°F in Lisbon. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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