10-Day Road Trip in Portugal and Spain from Lisbon to Merida, Madrid, and Cáceres

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Embark on an unforgettable 10-day multi-country road trip across Portugal and Spain! If traveling through picturesque landscapes and immersing yourself in the captivating cultures of destinations like Lisbon, Belém, Alcántara, Merida, Toledo, and Madrid sounds like your idea of a great vacation, this iconic European tour is for you.

This enchanting 10-day multi-country tour allows you to journey through 2 extraordinary countries in Europe.

In the first leg of your journey, you'll find yourself in the heart of Portugal, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. Explore charming locales such as Lisbon, Belém, Alcántara, São Vicente, Almada, Feijó, and Costa da Caparica, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

As you move on to the second country, Spain, prepare to be mesmerized by its diverse and vibrant landscapes. Immerse yourself in the allure of Merida, Toledo, Madrid, and Cáceres, where every street tells a story, and every corner reveals a new adventure.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 2 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories.

In more detail, this carefully crafted travel itinerary invites you to stay 4 nights in Portugal and 5 nights in Spain. During these 10 days, you will be able to fully embrace the extraordinary beauty and immersive wonders of top destinations such as Lisbon, Belém, Alcántara, Merida, Toledo, and Madrid.

Throughout your tour around Europe, you’ll stay at some of the best accommodations along your route. Our recommendations always include options with varying levels of comfort, ranging from 3 to 5-star hotels that cater to various preferences and budgets.

You can review and select your preferred accommodation for each destination of your road trip around Portugal and Spain in the booking widget to the right of your screen. Or, scroll down to the travel itinerary for each day of your trip.

Upon your arrival in Portugal, you’ll be greeted by the captivating city of Lisbon. Here, you're going to collect your chosen rental car and begin your 10-day adventure. While in Lisbon, you’ll have the chance to visit some of the best attractions in the city, including Praça do Comércio and the fascinating Miradouro de Santa Luzia. This is only the start of all the wonders you'll be able to experience throughout your tour around Europe.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Merida’s Roman Theatre of Emerita Augusta. From must-see attractions to breathtaking viewpoints, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises you a glimpse into the unique features of this region in Europe.

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across Portugal and Spain will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy!

Shop at the popular shopping centers in Lisbon, Belém, Alcántara, Merida, Toledo, and Madrid and embark on a quest for rare souvenirs to give your friends and family back home. Shopping abroad is a fun experience that allows you to discover exclusive items that may not be available in your home country. Beyond the thrill of buying unique goods, it’s also an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in local customs and interact with friendly locals at every stop.

By booking this holiday package, you can save yourself from the tedious task of researching and planning your road trip in Europe. We'll handle all the travel arrangements for your 10-day self-drive adventure in Portugal and Spain. With our expertise, you can enjoy a hassle-free experience and focus on immersing yourself in incredible destinations without the stress of organizing every detail.

Make the most of this multi-country holiday package by adapting it to your needs. Effortlessly include top-tier car rental services and drive through the continent’s enchanting landscapes with confidence. The included insurance coverage ensures a seamless and stress-free journey. Choose from a range of lavish or wallet-friendly lodgings to wake up well-rested on each day of your trip. Add flight tickets for a smooth arrival and departure. Lastly, upgrade your road trip experience with the best tours and activities along your route to have something fun to look forward to at each destination.

This holiday deal also comes with 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide accessible via our mobile app to assist you throughout your journey.

Discover breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and iconic landmarks in multiple European countries in one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in Portugal and Spain.

Choose your travel dates today and start planning your unforgettable multi-country road trip with Guide to Europe!

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Destinations

Photo of Lisbon City Skyline with Sao Jorge Castle and the Tagus River, Portugal.Lisbon / 4 nights
The Puerta del Sol square is the main public space in Madrid. In the middle of the square is located the office of the President of the Community of Madrid.Madrid / 3 nights
Almada - city in PortugalAlmada
Mérida - city in SpainMérida / 1 night
Cáceres -  in SpainCáceres / 1 night
Toledo - city in SpainToledo

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Photo of Retiro Park that is a city park in Madrid's Retiro district.El Retiro Park
Plaza Mayor, Sol, Centro, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainMain Square
Photo of the Santiago Bernabéu aerial view football stadium in Madrid, Spain.Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
Photo of Mercado San Miguel in Madrid, Spain. Mercado San Miguel of Madrid is one of the most popular landmark in Madrid, Spain.Market of San Miguel
Photo of famous arch at the Praca do Comercio, Lisbon, Portugal.Praça do Comércio
Photo of entrance to the Prado Museum in Madrid at this time, a sunny day with blue skies and clouds.Museo del Prado
Photo of Plaza de España in Seville Spain.Plaza de España
Photo of the Belem tower at the bank of Tejo River in Lisbon ,Portugal.Belém Tower
Photo of the big Lisbon oceanarium (aka Oceanario de Lisboa) building on pier in an artificial lagoon at Tagus river, Portugal.Lisbon Oceanarium
Photo of the Royal Palace of Madrid through the gardens, Spain.Royal Palace of Madrid
Castelo de S. Jorge, Santa Maria Maior, Lisbon, Grande Lisboa, Área Metropolitana de Lisboa, PortugalCastelo de S Jorge
Photo of Time Out Market Lisboa with a big wall clock and an arch, Portugal.Time Out Market Lisboa
Photo of Padrao dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries), Lisbon, Portugal.Padrão dos Descobrimentos
Casa de CampoCasa de Campo
LxFactoryLxFactory
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina SofíaMuseo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Photo of the Jeronimos Monastery or Hieronymites Monastery is located in Lisbon, Portugal.Jerónimos Monastery
photo of the Puerta de Alcala is a monument in the Independence Square at morning in Madrid, Spain.Puerta de Alcalá
Photo of The Temple of Debod is an Egyptian temple donated by Egipt to Spain in 1968 in gratitude for the help provided in saving the Abu Simbel temples.Temple of Debod
Santa Justa LiftSanta Justa Lift
Photo of Crystal Palace in Retiro Park,Madrid, Spain.Crystal Palace
Photo of Stage of the Roman Theater of Mérida with Greek and Roman marble columns, lighting spotlights on scaffolding for the Mérida international theater festival. Sunny day before the evening performance.Roman Theatre of Emerita Augusta
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Cortes, Centro, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainThyssen-Bornemisza Museum
Photo of Sanctuary of Christ the King in Lisbon, Portugal.Sanctuary of Christ the King
Photo of Toledo Skyline with Alcazar of Toledo - Toledo, Spain.Alcázar of Toledo
Photo of view of Lisbon famous view from Miradouro de Santa Luzia tourist viewpoint over Alfama old city district at night with cruise liner. Lisbon, Portugal.Miradouro de Santa Luzia
Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo, Toledo, Castile-La Mancha, SpainSanta Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo
Círculo de Bellas Artes, Cortes, Centro, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid y Corredor del Henares, Community of Madrid, SpainCírculo de Bellas Artes
Praça Luís de CamõesLuís de Camões Square
Landscaped terrace of viewpoint de São Pedro de Alcântara with panoramic views of Lisbon.Jardim de São Pedro de Alcântara
Photo of Lisbon Cathedral, Portugal.Lisbon Cathedral
Photo of view of Lisbon famous view from Miradouro da Senhora do Monte tourist viewpoint of Alfama and Mauraria old city district at sunset, Portugal.Miradouro da Senhora do Monte
Garden of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Avenidas Novas, Lisbon, Grande Lisboa, Área Metropolitana de Lisboa, PortugalGarden of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) in LisbonMuseu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia
Park Paz, Almada, Feijó, Laranjeiro e Feijó, Setúbal, Setúbal Peninsula, Área Metropolitana de Lisboa, PortugalPark Paz
Praia da Mata, Costa da Caparica, Almada, Setúbal, Setúbal Peninsula, Área Metropolitana de Lisboa, PortugalPraia da Mata

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Day 1

Day 1 – Lisbon - arrival day

  • Lisbon - Arrival day
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  • Praça do Comércio
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in Portugal and Spain begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring city of Lisbon in Portugal. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Lisbon for 3 nights.

Catch an early flight to Portugal to enjoy as much time as possible exploring Lisbon before it’s time to hit the road and drive to your next destination. Discover the city’s rich history, breathtaking sights, and lively atmosphere with visits to the most popular attractions.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Lisbon is the magnificent Praça do Comércio. Around 108,290 visitors have rated this excellent square and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

As afternoon approaches, head to your chosen hotel in Lisbon. Check-in typically starts around 2 to 4 PM at hotels in Portugal. We recommend staying at a hotel in a central location for easy access to the best attractions, restaurants, and bars in the city.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy lively vibes in central Lisbon. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across Portugal and Spain.

Make sure to book a table at daPrata52 - Petiscos ¦ Tapas, a popular restaurant in Lisbon. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,470 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at Alma during your stay in Lisbon. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 1,033 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of Lisboa Tu e Eu 2, a renowned dining destination in Lisbon. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,027 satisfied guests.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the city, Delirium Café Lisboa. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,093 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous Sacramento do Chiado. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,947 customers.

The George cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Around 1,939 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.3 out of 5 stars average rating.

Your multi-country road trip in Portugal and Spain has only just begun. Brace yourself for more exciting days to come as you cross country borders in the comfort of your rental car and discover the most unique attractions, activities, and foods of each destination.

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Day 2

Day 2 – Lisbon, Belém, and Alcántara

  • Lisbon
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Drive 19 km, 1 hour 37 min

  • LxFactory
  • Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia
  • Jerónimos Monastery
  • Padrão dos Descobrimentos
  • Belém Tower
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Day 2 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Belém. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 2 nights more before hitting the road again.

After a day of exploration and awe-inspiring sights, it’s time to replenish your strength. Make the most of this stop on your multi-country road trip across Portugal and Spain by rewarding yourself with a taste of Lisbon’s local cuisine. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax or mingle with the locals and raise a toast to your exciting road trip adventure.

Reserve your spot at Nicolau Lisboa, a popular local restaurant in Lisbon. This culinary hotspot and its flavorful dishes have left a lasting impression on guests. Its dedication to culinary mastery is reflected by its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 5,172 satisfied guests.

Make it a priority to experience Duque during your stay in Lisbon. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, by 1,973 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of Belcanto, a popular local gem in Lisbon. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 1,203 satisfied guests.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Delfina-Cantina Portuguesa, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 662 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Brown's Central Hotel. It is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,273 customers.

Lisboa Bar is a place where you can easily spend an hour or two of fun or relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 417 customers.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Lisbon

  • Lisbon
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Drive 26 km, 1 hour 28 min

  • Time Out Market Lisboa
  • Luís de Camões Square
  • Jardim de São Pedro de Alcântara
  • Garden of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
  • Lisbon Oceanarium
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On day 3, you will wake up in Lisbon with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in Lisbon before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across Portugal and Spain.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy lively vibes in central Lisbon. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across Portugal and Spain.

Make sure to book a table at Gambrinus, a popular restaurant in Lisbon. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,334 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at O Arco during your stay in Lisbon. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 807 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of Baía do Peixe - Terreiro do Paço, a renowned dining destination in Lisbon. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 678 satisfied guests.

Order some of the best-tasting cocktails and celebrate the night away at Toca da Raposa. This famous bar in Lisbon has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 305 customers.

This amazing place never disappoints with its variety of drinks and fantastic ambiance.

Spend the evening looking over your itinerary for tomorrow and reminisce about what you’ve seen and done so far on your European road trip adventure. New experiences await!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Lisbon, São Vicente, and Merida

  • Lisbon
  • Mérida
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Drive 293 km, 3 hours 38 min

  • Lisbon Cathedral
  • Miradouro de Santa Luzia
  • Castelo de S Jorge
  • Miradouro da Senhora do Monte
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On day 4 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Portugal and Spain, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, Lisbon in Portugal and Merida in Spain. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Merida, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Lisbon, including the outstanding Lisbon Cathedral. Having an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 26,772 reviews, this fascinating catholic cathedral and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Lisbon is also home to the captivating Miradouro de Santa Luzia, a local scenic viewpoint considered one of the highlights of the city. About 32,846 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.6 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

The extraordinary Castelo de S. Jorge is another unforgettable place you can visit on this leg of your journey in Lisbon. This extraordinary museum and tourist hot spot boasts a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 86,378 travelers.

After an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in Merida. This is not only a place to sleep but your home away from home, offering a warm welcome after a long day on the road.

If you're eager to sample culinary delights during your multi-country road trip in Portugal and Spain, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Merida. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at Agallas Gastro & Food while you’re in Merida. Famous for its lovely menu and delectable dishes, it has captivated around 622 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Merida is A de Arco. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 2,916 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

While in Merida, enjoy Sybarit Gastroshop’s delectable dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 1,611 satisfied guests.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Merida. At La Carbonería Brasas y Tapas, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,494 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at Restaurante Chamorro, another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 1,192 reviews.

NATURA GastroArt is also one of the best places in Merida where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 720 customers.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Merida, Toledo, and Madrid

  • Mérida
  • Madrid
  • Toledo
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Drive 380 km, 4 hours 14 min

  • Roman Theatre of Emerita Augusta
  • Alcázar of Toledo
  • Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 5 of your multi-country journey across Portugal and Spain. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 3 vibrant destinations - Merida in Spain. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat for a restful slumber at one of the best hotels in Madrid. You will spend 3 nights here for some well-deserved relaxation.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Merida is the fantastic Roman Theatre of Emerita Augusta. As an appreciated roman theatre and local gem in the area, Roman Theatre of Emerita Augusta has earned an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 37,382 reviews.

When you arrive, take a break from the road to indulge in some sightseeing.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

When you arrive, take a break from the road to indulge in some sightseeing.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination.

An exhilarating day of exploring and driving will have you longing for a comfortable bed at the end of the day. Fortunately, Madrid’s top hotels offer a lovely retreat at day’s end. Choose from options ranging from budget to luxury.

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of Spain's delectable cuisine at one of Madrid's best restaurants. After a nice meal, enhance your vacation experience by enjoying the local nightlife or unwinding with a drink or two in the city’s most recommended bars.

Treat yourself to an extraordinary dining experience at DiverXO, one of the top Bib Gourmand restaurants in Madrid, holding 3 Michelin stars. Offering a diverse menu focusing on creative cuisine, DiverXO has earned praise from numerous satisfied guests.

A local favorite is Smoked Room. This exceptional dining experience in Madrid has been awarded 2 Michelin stars. Featuring contemporary cuisine, this popular Bib Gourmand restaurant is a top choice for both locals and tourists.

Discover the extraordinary dining experience offered by Paco Roncero in Madrid. Its 2-Michelin star menu is designed to tantalize your taste buds and take you on a culinary adventure. Many previous guests have raved about this Bib Gourmand restaurant, adding to its 2 Michelin-star reputation.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at El miniBAR, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the city. El miniBAR boasts an impressive 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 4,297 customers.

Or, try the exciting drinks at Areia, a vibrant place where locals and travelers converge for spirited toasts and amazing stories. Areia has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 3,973 customers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, make a stop at another famous bar in the area, James Joyce Irish Pub Madrid. This bar is a local favorite, with an impressive rating of 4.3 out of 5-star from 3,973 customers.

Relax, recharge, and look forward to what tomorrow holds. The opportunities are endless with a European self-drive tour!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Madrid

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Drive 6 km, 42 min

  • Main Square
  • Market of San Miguel
  • Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Plaza de España
  • Temple of Debod
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Wake up and see what day 6 of your great European road trip in Portugal and Spain has in store for you! You will be staying in Madrid for 2 nights before continuing your journey to the next destination.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Madrid, including the outstanding Main Square. Having an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 152,388 reviews, this fascinating square and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Madrid is also home to the captivating Market of San Miguel, a local building considered one of the highlights of the city. About 106,296 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.4 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

The extraordinary Royal Palace of Madrid is another unforgettable place you can visit on this leg of your journey in Madrid. This extraordinary royal palace and tourist hot spot boasts a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 77,471 travelers.

A trip to the wonderful plaza de España will inspire you. Visitors have rated their experience at this amazing square and attraction an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 98,199 reviews.

Soak in Madrid's rich culture at the fantastic Temple of Debod. Further proving its status as one of the best places to visit in Madrid is its overall rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 44,446 visitor reviews.

As the day slows down and turns into evening, we encourage you to indulge your taste buds at one of the top-rated restaurants in Madrid. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Reserve a table at El Jardín Secreto Madrid, a renowned restaurant in Madrid. This culinary gem and its delectable cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 4,058 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Pum Pum Café while in Madrid. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 3,614 discerning diners.

Many previous guests have raved about this restaurant.

Experience a taste of Madrid at Corral de la Morería, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 3,011 customers.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit 1862 Dry Bar, one of the top bars in the city. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, 1862 Dry Bar has earned an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,987 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals and other travelers at Taberna del Alabardero de Madrid, a crowd-favorite. Around 1,525 customers have rated their experience at Taberna del Alabardero de Madrid an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Baton Rouge Cocktail Bar belongs to the list of the best bars in Madrid, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 966 bar-goers.

Celebrate day 6 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Madrid

  • Madrid
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Drive 24 km, 2 hours 33 min

  • Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
  • Puerta de Alcalá
  • Museo del Prado
  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
  • Casa de Campo
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Day 7 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Madrid. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Madrid is the fantastic Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. As an appreciated association football venue and local gem in the area, Santiago Bernabéu Stadium has earned an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 120,158 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Puerta de Alcalá. This attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 43,833 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of Museo del Prado, a standout art museum and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 98,929 reviewers, so it's no surprise that it attracts as many as 3,497,345 visitors annually.

Experience the magic that has drawn so many to the doorstep of the outstanding Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. This art museum is a highly recommended attraction in the city, attracting more than 1 visitor per year and boasting an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 46,855 visitor reviews.

Just around the corner lies the magnificent Casa de Campo, a popular park and attraction many visitors enjoy. More than 50,826 people have rated this attraction an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

If you're eager to sample culinary delights during your multi-country road trip in Portugal and Spain, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Madrid. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

Make sure to reserve a table at La Mi Venta, an iconic dining spot in Madrid. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 2,658 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Malacatín while in Madrid. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, treasured by 3,017 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of JUNGLEKING - International Food & XL Brunch in Madrid, a favorite in Madrid. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 2,533 discerning guests.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the city, Harvey's Cocktail Bar. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,137 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous Cafe Madrid. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 662 customers.

Inclán Brutal Bar cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Around 7,713 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.6 out of 5 stars average rating.

Take in the ambiance of Madrid as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Madrid and Cáceres

  • Madrid
  • Cáceres
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Drive 303 km, 3 hours 33 min

  • Círculo de Bellas Artes
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • El Retiro Park
  • Crystal Palace
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On day 8 of your multi-country road trip across Portugal and Spain, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places to see in Madrid in Spain. In the evening, you’ll end up in Cáceres, where you will stay for 1 night.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated movie theater and attraction in Madrid — Círculo de Bellas Artes. About 27,540 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

The popular Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is another top sight in Madrid that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved art museum in the area, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 32,846 visitors.

El Retiro Park is a spectacular urban park and highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Madrid, earning an impressive average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 162,386 enchanted visitors.

As the day moves along, be sure to make time to drop by the magnificent Crystal Palace. Because of its allure and charm, around 39,270 visitors have rated this attraction and building an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Relax your senses after a day of exhilarating activities and fun exploration. Retreat to one of the best accommodations in Cáceres.

As the day unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the city of Cáceres boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of Spain.

Reserve a table at Atrio, a 3 Michelin star restaurant and a Bib Gourmand dining establishment in Cáceres. This epicurean hotspot’s delectable creative offering makes it a crowd favorite. Atrio is highly regarded in the culinary world and boasts an impressive track record of satisfied customers.

Another dining place you should visit in Cáceres is Mastropiero Gastrobar y Jardín, which boasts a variety of tasteful dishes that cater to different palates. It has earned a commendable 4.4 out of 5 stars, demonstrating the positive feedback from 3,012 satisfied customers.

Locals and visitors alike recommend Cáceres’s Restaurante alBalat for the delightful dining experience it gives. The establishment has garnered positive reviews for its tasty dishes, holding an admirable score of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,239 satisfied diners.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Caballerizas, Jardin y Copas, one of the top bars in the city. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, Caballerizas, Jardin y Copas has earned an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,067 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals and other travelers at Restaurante Eustaquio Blanco, a crowd-favorite. Around 1,029 customers have rated their experience at Restaurante Eustaquio Blanco an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Cafetería Charlotte belongs to the list of the best bars in Cáceres, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,294 bar-goers.

Celebrate day 8 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Cáceres, Almada, Feijó, Costa da Caparica, and Lisbon

  • Almada
  • Lisbon
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Drive 340 km, 4 hours 12 min

  • Praia da Mata
  • Sanctuary of Christ the King
  • Park Paz
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 9 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 4 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this European tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Almada in Portugal. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Lisbon. Lisbon will be your home for 1 night.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Almada today.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

After a long day of driving and exploring, you’ll check in at a top-recommended hotel in Lisbon of your choice.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Lisbon’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in Portugal and Spain.

Make sure to reserve a table at Trindade, an iconic dining spot in Lisbon. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.1 out of 5-star rating from 6,002 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Lisbon Tu e Eu while in Lisbon. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, treasured by 3,086 previous guests.

As the night falls in Lisbon, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 10

Day 10 – Lisbon - departure day

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  • Santa Justa Lift
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On day 10 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Lisbon before it’s time to leave.

Depending on how much time you have before your departure, you may want to engage in some last-minute shopping or souvenir hunting. Get some unique items to remind you of your great European road trip across Portugal and Spain. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

Make the most of your final day in Portugal by visiting Lisbon’s iconic markets and shopping establishments. Your stay’s proximity to the city’s retail haven invites an unhurried and unforgettable exploration of its variety of stores and establishments.

Secure the perfect souvenirs for your family and friends back home or buy yourself a remembrance of your amazing experience in Portugal.

In Lisbon, the extraordinary Santa Justa Lift awaits. This attraction is a valued point of interest that boasts an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars from 48,439 travelers' reviews.

Get a last taste of Portugal’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Lisbon and enjoy what may be your last vacation meal of this trip. Look forward to recreating these distinct culinary experiences in your own kitchen later to remind you of your unforgettable road trip across Portugal and Spain.

The time has come to say farewell to Lisbon for now. You will realize that you’re traveling home with more than you came with as you look back at your 10-day European road trip in Portugal and Spain with fond memories. Safe travels!

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