15 days in Spain & Porto Itinerary

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Sitges, Spain
— 5 nights
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights


Sitges, Spain — 5 nights

Sitges is a town about 35 kilometres southwest of Barcelona, in Catalonia, renowned worldwide for its Film Festival and Carnival. Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey and Santa Cueva de Montserrat will appeal to history buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Platja de la Barra and Playa Balmins. Get out of town with these interesting Sitges side-trips: Playa de Arrabassada (in Tarragona), Salou (Illuminated Fountain, Capellans Beach, &more) and Celler Devinssi (in Gratallops). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at La Playa de Sitges, stroll through Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona, explore the world behind art at Biblioteca Museo Victor Balaguer, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sitges trip app.

San Francisco, USA to Sitges is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 65°F in Sitges. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Valencia.
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Valencia, Spain — 2 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Platja La Malvarrosa, don't miss a visit to Micalet - Miguelete, then contemplate the long history of La Lonja de la Seda, then steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Valencia trip planning website.

You can fly from Sitges to Valencia in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Sitges in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Valencia: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can take a train to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Museo del Greco, El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip builder app.

Getting from Valencia to Madrid by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Valencia in September, Madrid is slightly colder at night with lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Porto.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours
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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.
On the 17th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Torre dos Clerigos, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bolsa, contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then take a stroll through Ribeira do Porto, and finally learn about winemaking at Pocas Vinhos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Porto road trip website.

Fly from Madrid to Porto in 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 Porto. While traveling from Madrid, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Spain travel guide

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.