11 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
2
Corralejo, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Evora, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Washington DC, United States


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1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, walk around Parc Guell, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, thenadmire the striking features of Palau Guell, and finally make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona journey planner.

Washington DC, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington DC in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Corralejo.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

2
nights
Corralejo, Spain

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Majanicho Beach, thenkick back and relax at El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons, and then identify plant and animal life at Parque Natural de Corralejo. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Pirates and Dolls and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Corralejo journey tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Corralejo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Barcelona to Corralejo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 65°F in Corralejo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Corralejo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Majanicho Beach, El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
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El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parque Natural de Corralejo ©
Parque Natural de Corralejo

1
day
Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the striking features of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, don't miss a visit to Roman Bridge, take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), thendon't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Sala el Potro.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cordoba attractions tool.

Getting from Corralejo to Cordoba by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Corralejo in May: highs in Cordoba hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba

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 20th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana, thenexplore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, and then don't miss a visit to Cape Saint Vincent. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Algarve, thenhead outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then kick back and relax at Praia dos Olhos de Água.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lagos journey site.

You can drive from Cordoba to Lagos in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cordoba to Lagos is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Cordoba in May, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Lagos: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Cape Saint Vincent, Algarve
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Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

1
night
Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), learn about winemaking at Ervideira, delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, thencontemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Evora trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in May, plan for little chillier nights in Evora, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Ervideira
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Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) ©
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, thendon't miss a visit to Belém Tower, thenwander the streets of Chiado, and finally contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, get a taste of the local shopping with Rossio Square, and then take a stroll through Alfama.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lisbon holiday app.

You can drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Alfama ©
Alfama

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