16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Segovia, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Toledo, Spain
— 1 night
Fly
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Train
5
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
Train
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Fly
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive
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Coimbra, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

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.
On the 12th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally visit Las Ramblas. On your second day here, walk around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online trip itinerary builder.

Paris, France to Barcelona is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in January, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Segovia.
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Segovia, Spain — 1 night

Light of Castilla

As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
On the 14th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Segovia, then admire the landmark architecture of Alcazar of Segovia, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Mirador del Alcazar y los dos Valles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Acueduct of Segovia, then get to know the fascinating history of Lonja del Monasterio, then contemplate the long history of Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Jardin de los Frailes.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Segovia trip tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Segovia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, Segovia is little chillier than Barcelona - with highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Toledo.
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Toledo, Spain — 1 night

City of Three Cultures

Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, then admire the masterpieces at Church of Santo Tomé, and then make a trip to Catedral Primada.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Toledo trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Segovia to Toledo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to fly to Granada.
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Granada, Spain — 2 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take a stroll through Albayzin, stop by Tienda Souvenirs La Alborea, and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Granada trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Toledo to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a train to Cordoba.
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Cordoba, Spain — 1 night

Pearl of Muslim Spain

Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
On the 18th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, take an in-depth tour of Calahorra Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then see the interesting displays at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, and finally take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cordoba trip itinerary builder app.

Take a train from Granada to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Cordoba sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, then contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then deepen your understanding at Royal Tobacco Factory, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de España. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, and then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville trip planner.

Getting from Cordoba to Seville by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Belém Tower. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Carmo Archaeological Museum. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, admire the masterpieces at Museu De Artes Decorativas Portuguesas, see the interesting displays at Museu Colecao Berardo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Roque.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Coimbra.
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Coimbra, Portugal — 2 nights

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Batalha Monastery, examine the collection at O Milagre de Fatima - Museu Interativo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de Cristo, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu dos Fosforos. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Casa Museu Fernando Namora, get engrossed in the history at Museu PO.RO.S, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Coimbra online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Coimbra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 1 night

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Pocas Vinhos and then walk around Museu Serralves.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto online route planner.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Porto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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