11 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

11 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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11 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Dallas, United States
Fly:  16​h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Evora, Portugal
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Dallas, United States


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2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Castelo dos Mouros and Belém Tower. Get a sense of the local culture at Cabo da Roca and Park and National Palace of Pena. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra) and Centro Historico de Cascais (in Cascais). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take a stroll through Alfama, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary maker .

Dallas, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Dallas to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dallas in September; daily highs in Lisbon reach 81°F and lows reach 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Centro Historico de Cascais
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

2
nights
Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Vale de Covo Beach, then stroll through Praia da Marinha, then kick back and relax at Praia do Camilo, and finally explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Tres Castelos Beach, then kick back and relax at Praia dos Olhos de Água, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally make a trip to Cape Saint Vincent.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lagos online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Cape Saint Vincent, Praia da Marinha, Tres Castelos Beach, Vale de Covo Beach
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Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent

2
nights
Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 12th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco, and finally explore the historical opulence of Monsaraz Castle and Walls. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Walls of Evora, contemplate the long history of Aqueduto da Agua de Prata, then don't miss a visit to Menir do Monte dos Almendres (Evora), then delve into the distant past at Cromeleque dos Almendres, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Evora trip planner .

You can drive from Lagos to Evora in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Lagos in September, expect nights in Evora to be a bit cooler, around 59°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 86°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Monsaraz Castle and Walls
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Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 14th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stroll around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Vila Vella (Old Town), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sant Pau del Camp, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, and finally see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Evora to Barcelona by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Evora to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Evora in September, expect nights in Barcelona to be a bit warmer, around 65°F, while days are slightly colder, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, Vila Vella (Old Town)
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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