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How to Spend 10, 14, or 21 Days in Spain and Portugal

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Parque Güell in Barcelona, Spain

Parque Güell in Barcelona, Spain

Two inspirational countries that are easy to combine, planning how to visit Spain and Portugal in 10, 14 or 21 days can make your experience unforgettable.

Discover the beauty and history of the Iberian Peninsula as you venture through classical Spain and historical Portugal, admiring cities and sites ranging from the medieval to favorites with a modern twist. From vineyards to cobblestone-paved cities, fairytale castles to golden beaches, you can find natural beauty and alluring cultural heritage.

Plan your time in both countries with your key travel desires in mind and this will give you an idea of whether you need one, two, or three weeks to explore.

Overview

  1. How to Spend 10 Days in Spain and Portugal
  2. How to Spend 14 Days in Spain and Portugal
  3. How to Spend 21 Days in Spain and Portugal
  4. Ready to Plan Your Spain and Portugal Trip?

How to Spend 10 Days in Spain and Portugal

Pena Palace in Sintra, Portugal

Pena Palace in Sintra, Portugal

Splitting your time between Spain and Portugal when you have 10 days can give you enough time to explore the highlights of each country.

Embrace the rich architecture of cities such as Barcelona and Madrid, and delight in Portuguese must-sees such as Lisbon and a number of the surrounding towns.

Discover local flavors and important sites in both countries as you make your way around monuments and museums in the few days you have in each destination.

Days 1-3: Barcelona, Spain

Parque Güell • Sagrada Familia • Gothic Area • Barceloneta Promenade • La Boqueria Market • Las Ramblas • Montjuïc Magic Fountains • Tapas Tour

Days 4-5: Madrid, Spain

Plaza Mayor • Puerto de Sol • Museo del Prado • Rastro Flea Market

Days 6-8: Lisbon, Portugal

Belem Tower • Saint Jeronimos Monastery • 25th of April Bridge • Fado Museum • City Walking Tour

Days 9-10:  Cascais & Sintra, Portugal

Cascais Promenade to Estoril • Museu Condes de Castro • Boca do Inferno Sea Arch • Pena Palace • Old Quarter and Sintra Square

How to Spend 14 Days in Spain and Portugal

Retiro Park in Madrid, Spain

Retiro Park in Madrid, Spain

Two weeks will allow you to explore essential highlights of magical Spain and beautiful Portugal. Spend time in cities and small towns, walk decorative streets, and wander through villages with classic squares.

Embrace the culture and cuisine of both countries as you spend some down time in tapas and wine bars, or out-of-the-way restaurants.

Your time can be split pretty evenly between both countries, as the extra days give you the time to take it all in at a leisurely pace.

Days 1-3: Barcelona, Spain

Las Ramblas • Sagrada Familia • Parque Güell • Gothic Area • Barceloneta Promenade • La Boqueria Market • Montjuïc Magic Fountains • Tapas Tour

Days 4-5: Madrid, Spain

Retiro Park • Plaza Mayor • Puerto de Sol • Rastro Flea Market • Museo del Prado

Days 6-7: Valencia, Spain

Oceanographic of Valencia • La Lonja de Seda • Valencia Central Market • Church of Saint Nicolas • Walking Tour

Days 8-10: Lisbon, Portugal

Belem Tower • Saint Jeronimos Monastery • 25th of April Bridge • Fado Museum • City Walking Tour

Days 11-12: Coimbra, Portugal

Praça do Comércio •  Biblioteca Joanina • Old Cathedral of Coimbra

Days 13-14: Obidos, Portugal

Castelo de Óbidos • Grand Mercado • Museu do Ciclismo

How to Spend 21 Days in Spain and Portugal

Colorful building in Porto, Portugal

Colorful building in Porto, Portugal

With marvels spread from north to south and east to west, 21 days gives you enough time to discover and enjoy the many wonders of Spain and Portugal for a priceless experience.

Three weeks unveil the vibrant main cities, quaint villages, and picturesque seaside towns. Escape to the country to embrace local culture and spend time enjoying a single space at your leisure.

Experience the history and mystery of the Iberian Peninsula with time spent in medieval regions and on breathtaking beaches.

Days 1-3: Barcelona, Spain

Las Ramblas • Sagrada Familia • Parque Güell • Gothic Area • Barceloneta Promenade • La Boqueria Market • Montjuïc Magic Fountains • Tapas Tour

Days 4-6: Madrid, Spain

Retiro Park • Plaza Mayor • Puerto de Sol • Rastro Flea Market • Museo del Prado

Days 7-9:  Seville, Andalucia, Spain

Seville Cathedral • Real Alcázar de Sevilla • Santa Cruz Historical Area • Spain Square

Day 10: Cordoba

La Mezquita • The Old Jewish Quarter • Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos • Palacio de Viana

Days 11-13: Granada, Spain

The Alhambra • A Flamenco Show • San Cristobal Viewpoint • Royal Chapel of Granada

Days 14-15: Porto, Portugal

Clérigos Church • Porto Cathedral • Porto Railway Station • Palácio da Bolsa • Church of São Francisco • Food Tour • Wine Cellar Tour

Day 16: Douro Valley, Portugal

Wine and Vineyard Tour • Culinary Tour

Days 17-18:  Lisbon, Portugal

Belem Tower • Saint Jeronimos Monastery • 25th of April Bridge • Fado Museum • City Walking Tour

Days 19-21: Algarve, Portugal

Faro Cathedral • Falesia Beach • Cabo de Santa Maria • Old Town Faro • Tavira Island

Ready to Plan Your Spain and Portugal Trip?

The Alhambra in Granada, Spain

The Alhambra in Granada, Spain

No matter how long you have to enjoy the classic treasures and new-found favorite discoveries in Spain and Portugal, making sure you give yourself enough time to enjoy local flavors and hours of fun is important.

Design your itinerary to fit in with your Iberian desires. Take a look at some ideas we have in our Best Spain and Portugal Tours Vacations and Travel Packages.

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