21 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

21 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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21 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem, Israel
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 30 min
5
Costa Adeje, Spain
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Funchal, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Jerusalem, Israel


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2
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.
Keep things going the next day: walk around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then wander the streets of Las Ramblas.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona tour planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Barcelona is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jerusalem to Barcelona is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Jerusalem in April, expect Barcelona to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

2
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stroll through Playa del Puerto de Pollensa, kick back and relax at Playa de Muro, then stroll through Playa de Alcudia, and finally make a trip to Passeig des Born. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Natural de Mondrago, then take in the awesome beauty at Serra de Tramuntana, and then browse the exhibits of Castell de Bellver.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Palma de Mallorca online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Muro, Parc Natural de Mondrago, Serra de Tramuntana, Playa del Puerto de Pollensa, Playa de Alcudia
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Playa del Puerto de Pollensa
Playa del Puerto de Pollensa
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos, then admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), then catch a live event at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Seville itinerary tool.

Getting from Palma de Mallorca to Seville by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. April in Seville sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
nights
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain

Puerto Del Carmen ©
One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
Escape the urban bustle at Cueva de los Verdes and Playa Dorada Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Papagayo Beach and Walk from Puerto del Carmen to Puerto Calero. Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Del Carmen side-trips: Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique (in Haria) and Montana Roja (in Playa Blanca). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, see the interesting displays at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, enjoy the sand and surf at Surf Spot Famara, and Head underground at Los Hervideros.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Del Carmen trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Seville to Puerto Del Carmen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Seville to Puerto Del Carmen is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Seville in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Puerto Del Carmen, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Costa Adeje.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Playa Blanca, Jardin de Cactus, Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique
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Cueva de los Verdes ©
Cueva de los Verdes
Scuba & Snorkeling
Papagayo Beach ©
Papagayo Beach

3
nights
Costa Adeje, Spain

Costa Adeje ©
Whether you're a sophisticated pleasure seeker with the taste for Canarian cuisine and classy shopping, or a nature lover hungry of adventures, you can have it all on a well-balanced Costa Adeje vacation.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Teide National Park and Masca Valley. Step out of the city life by going to Playa del Duque and Masca Walk. Take a break from Costa Adeje with a short trip to Cueva del Viento in Icod de los Vinos, about 52 minutes away.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Costa Adeje journey planning website.

Getting from Puerto Del Carmen to Costa Adeje by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

El Medano, Tenerife, Masca Walk, Cueva del Viento, Playa de las Vistas
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Playa de la Tejita ©
Playa de la Tejita
Teide National Park ©
Teide National Park
Playa del Duque ©
Playa del Duque

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nights
Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Mirador Caldera de los Marteles, enjoy the sand and surf at Las Canteras Beach, then wander the streets of Vegueta, and finally stroll through Playa de San Agustin. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Playa de Mogan, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Amadores, then visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas trip maker app.

You can fly from Costa Adeje to Maspalomas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Mirador Caldera de los Marteles, Playa de Mogan, Playa de Amadores
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Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan

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Funchal, Portugal

Funchal ©
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pico do Arieiro and Off-Road Tours. Get in touch with nature at Cabo Girao and Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Funchal: Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz) and Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico). There's much more to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, do a tasting at Blandy's Wine Lodge, and stroll around Parque de Santa Catarina.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Funchal trip tool.

You can fly from Maspalomas to Funchal in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Funchal are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, Cabo Girao, Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto
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Cabo Girao ©
Cabo Girao
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Pico do Arieiro ©
Pico do Arieiro

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 12th (Tue), take a stroll through Alfama, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, then make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and finally don't miss a visit to Belém Tower. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, and finally snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planning tool.

You can fly from Funchal to Lisbon in 4 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Funchal in May since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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