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Portugal & Barcelona Trip:

2 weeks discovering new amazing places at Barcelona, Porto and Lisbon.

by juanitaAbout Me:College student, love to travel and meet new places. read more

EuropeSpain, Portugal13 days / July 2018

Highs & Lows

Food everywhere was awesome

We travelled during the summer time, it was extremely hot.

Itinerary Overview

I love to travel with my parents and we always try to meet new places and learn from other cultures, in this trip we decided to go to Barcelona, were we had been before, and for a new adventure we decided to go to two beautiful cities in a country we had never been, Porto and  Lisbon in Portugal. The first stop was Barcelona, where one of my aunts’ lives, so we decided to go from Bogota to Barcelona, the flight is pretty long, about 12 hours, but it is definitely worth it, we stayed there for about 3 days and then travel by plane to Porto in Portugal, the flight was about 2 hours long, we stayed there for about 4 days on an AirBnB and it was really nice, but also extremely hot.

The next stop was the beautiful city of Lisbon which is Portugal´s capital city, we travelled there by train which is a really recommendable way of travelling, you can enjoy different views which would be impossible to see traveling by plane. In Lisbon we also stayed at an AirBnB, we had the opportunity to see amazing places, go to the beach and learn a lot about the Portuguese culture and history, also the food was awesome and people were really nice and kind with the tourist.

Finally we went back to Barcelona where we had the chance to enjoy the city better than the last time, because we were jet lagged and looking forward to go to a new country. We always have an amazing time there, the beach, music, food, people, places, everything is really nice. Also, it is really awesome to hear people speaking in Catalan.

It was a great trip, beautiful experience, amazing food, people and views; for sure you will love this places!

  • 6 Nights: Barcelona
    The beach and the amazing places.
  • 3 Nights: Porto
    Amazing views and really hot
  • 4 Nights: Lisbon
    Beautiful places and great food

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I think we should have stayed longer in Portugal and have more time learning about this beautiful cuntry where we had never been before.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Enjoy every single place and try to do a little bit of everything, visit historic and cultural places, but also, go to the beach and go shopping.

  • Packing tips?

    If you are travelling during the summer, pack sunscreen, a cap and swimsuits. Also, make sure to pack a comfortable pair of shoes for walking.

  • Transportation Tips?

    The hop on – hop off buses are a great option! Also walking is a great idea.