15 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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15 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Hamburg, Germany
Fly:  6​h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Nerja, Spain
— 1 night
4
Ronda, Spain
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
5
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Hamburg, Germany


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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.
On the 22nd (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sant Pau del Camp, then walk around Parc Guell, then take a stroll through Barri de Gracia, and finally make a trip to Casa Batllo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Barcelona planning app .

Hamburg, Germany to Barcelona is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hamburg in August, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 33°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barri de Gracia ©
Barri de Gracia

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 25th (Tue), wander the streets of Albayzin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja, then contemplate the long history of La Madraza, then make a trip to Plaza de Isabel La Catolica, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada route tool .

You can fly from Barcelona to Granada in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Granada, with highs around 39°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nerja.

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Monasterio Cartuja ©
Monasterio Cartuja
La Madraza ©
La Madraza

1
night
Nerja, Spain

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): make a trip to El Puente del Águila, Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, and finally don't miss a visit to Balcon de Europa.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nerja driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Nerja are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

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Parks Nature Outdoors
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo ©
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo

1
night
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 27th (Thu): take a stroll through Old City, then explore the striking landscape at El Tajo de Ronda, then steep yourself in history at Casa Del Rey Moro, and finally admire the local landmark of Plaza del Socorro.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Ronda online route planner .

You can drive from Nerja to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites Nature Neighborhoods
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Old City ©
Old City
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Casa Del Rey Moro ©
Casa Del Rey Moro

2
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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.
On the 28th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Capilla de San Jose, steep yourself in history at Iglesia de la Magdalena, then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de España. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, explore the historical opulence of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza del Triunfo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville vacation planner.

You can take a bus from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ronda in August, you will find days in Seville are little chillier (38°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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 30th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid travel route builder .

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. August in Madrid sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
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Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Palacio Chiado and Ponte 25 de Abril. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Roque, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and wander the streets of Alfama.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lisbon, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in August: highs in Lisbon hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), do a tasting at Porto Augusto's, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then pause for some serene contemplation at Se de Braga, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto online holiday builder .

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lisbon in September, with highs in Porto at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Se de Braga, Porto Augusto's
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Porto Augusto's ©
Porto Augusto's
Se de Braga ©
Se de Braga

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