16 days in Portugal & South of Spain Itinerary

16 days in Portugal & South of Spain Itinerary

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16 days in Portugal & South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Ottawa, Canada
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  12 h
1
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h
4
Ronda, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Ottawa, Canada

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and stop by Livraria Lello.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Porto trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Ottawa, Canada to Porto is an approximately 12-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Ottawa to Porto. Traveling from Ottawa in March, things will get warmer in Porto: highs are around 18°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Museums Parks
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Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, and wander the streets of Alfama.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Alfama ©
Alfama

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Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda.

To find reviews, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read our Seville trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Seville due to the time zone difference. In March in Seville, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Puente Nuevo, stroll through Plaza Duquesa de Parcent, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardines de Cuenca, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador Paseo Blas Infante.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ronda online road trip planner .

Getting from Seville to Ronda by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda

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nights
Malaga, Spain

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Get out of town with these interesting Malaga side-trips: Adventure Rider Centre (in Mijas Pueblo), Experience Box Spain (in Marbella) and Nerja (Church of El Salvador, Nerja Book Centre, &more). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and test your problem-solving skills at La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Malaga trip builder site .

You can drive from Ronda to Malaga in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Nerja, Adventure Rider Centre, Experience Box Spain
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adventure Rider Centre ©
Adventure Rider Centre
La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga ©
La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga

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