12 days in Barcelona, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

12 days in Barcelona, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights


Barcelona, Spain — 5 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.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and walk around Parc Guell.

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Bengaluru, India to Barcelona is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in October; daily highs in Barcelona reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can fly to Porto.
Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 16:

Porto, Portugal — 2 nights

Unvanquished City

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 17th (Sun), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

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You can fly from Barcelona to Porto in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Porto are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can fly to Lisbon.
Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:

Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Alfama, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

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Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:

Portugal travel guide

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.