15 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Albufeira, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. Explore hidden gems such as Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional and Palau Guell. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and walk around Parc de Montjuic.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona online tour planner.

Toronto, Canada to Barcelona is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Toronto in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 16°C in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ibiza Town.

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©

Party Capital of Europe

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Cala Salada, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Comte, then see some colorful creatures with Orcasub Ibiza Diving Center, and finally step off the mainland to explore Es Vedra. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, then visit Dalt Vila, and finally see the interesting displays at Necropolis del Puig des Molins.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ibiza Town tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Ibiza Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Ibiza Town are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Playa Cala Salada
Playa Cala Salada
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Parque del Retiro, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid online holiday builder.

Getting from Ibiza Town to Madrid by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Ibiza Town in May, Madrid is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

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

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Seville, Spain

City of Towers

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.
On the 17th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then visit Barrio Santa Cruz, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville route planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Seville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in May since evenings lows in Seville dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Seville

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

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Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ponta da Piedade and Praia Da Rocha. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Falesia Beach and Praia do Camilo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albufeira: Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira), Carvoeiro Boardwalk (in Carvoeiro) and Praia Dona Ana (in Lagos). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Praia Gale, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Albufeira trip planner.

Drive from Seville to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Albufeira. In May in Albufeira, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Alfama, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and then examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lisbon day trip planning app.

You can drive from Albufeira to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albufeira in May, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Lisbon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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