Top Places To Visit In Portugal and Spain

Traveling around Europe with your family is the ultimate family vacation. But planning a family vacation to Europe does not have to be overwhelming. Find out the questions you need to ask yourself before you start planning. Learn about transportation options, budgeting, where to stay, and what countries and activities are a must-see for your adventures. We share our tips for organizing and planning your dream family vacation.

Learn more about How to Plan a Trip to Europe here.

Lisbon, Portugal

One of our first stops in Europe was in Lisbon, Portugal. From its delicious foods to its beautiful attractions including the National Pantheon, Alfama neighborhood, and Pink Street, find out how to spend a week in Lisbon. Learn how to exchange money and the best way to get around while in Lisbon. We share our favorite things to do including an epic food tour, a fado show, and more.

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Just outside of Lisbon is the picturesque town of Belem. While in Lisbon be sure to visit Belem for at least one day. We share our 9 favorite things to do in the gorgeous town including the Coach Museum, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, and more. While in Portugal you have to try Pastel de Nata, delicious custard pastries. Find out where these iconic treats originated from and other great places to eat.

Find out 9 Awesome Places to Visit in Belem.


Just a short 40-minute train ride from Lisbon you will find Sintra. This amazing historic town is perfect for at least a half-day exploring. Sintra is a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its gorgeous architecture. Learn about our experiences at the Castle of the Moors, Quinta Da Regaleira, and Pena Palace.

Plan a Trip to Sintra, Portugal Awesome Places You Don’t Want to Miss.

Madrid, Spain

While traveling Europe one must-see city is Madrid, Spain. Madrid is known for its food, flamenco shows, museums, and architecture. We share our favorite 14 places not to miss. If you have a layover or just plan to spend one day in this amazing destination, find out how to make the most of it.

Learn more at One Day in Madrid Itinerary- 14 Stops Not to Miss.

Valencia, Spain

One epic bucket list experience in Valencia, Spain is the Las Fallas Festival. This unique fire festival is celebrated in March every year. During this experience large ornate satirical paper mache, art pieces are displayed throughout the city, with daily fireworks. Learn about this chaotic and fantastical festival through the eyes of a tourist.

Discover more at a Tourist Guide to Las Fallas Festival.

Barcelona, Spain

One Day In Barcelona

Barcelona is known for its stunning architecture, history, and culture. Make the most out of your limited time in Barcelona. From Park Guell, Barcelona Cathedral, to the Gothic Quarter, and Familia Sagrada, Find out what family-friendly attractions are a must-see, where to eat, the best places to stay, and how to get around.

Plan Your One Day in Barcelona with this Itinerary.