15 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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15 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Manama, Bahrain
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
2
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
6
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Manama, Bahrain


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2
nights
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 2nd (Sat): stroll around Parque del Retiro, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip planning website .

Manama, Bahrain to Madrid is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Manama to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Manama in November; daily highs in Madrid reach 17°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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 4th (Mon), get lost in a book at Livraria Lello, contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cais da Ribeira, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and finally don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Porto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Porto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 10°C in Porto. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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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

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, take a stroll through Alfama, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon attractions planner .

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. November in Lisbon sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

2
nights
Seville, Spain

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally admire the striking features of Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then brush up on your military savvy at Torre del Oro, and then make a trip to Plaza de España.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville travel planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

2
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Aldehuela, and finally surround yourself with nature on Paddock Paradise Ronda. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Ronda Dressage and then get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ronda driving holiday planner .

Traveling by bus from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Wineries
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Wine Tours & Tastings
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery

1
night
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 12th (Tue), take a stroll through Albayzin, then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, and then have fun at El Reino Escape Room.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Granada trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ronda in November, expect Granada to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
El Reino Escape Room ©
El Reino Escape Room

3
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.
On the 13th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, then stroll around Parc Guell, and then appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online driving holiday planner .

Fly from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Granada in November, with lows around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for home.

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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