25 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

25 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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25 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Belem, Brazil
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
3
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Nerja, Spain
— 3 nights
5
Ronda, Spain
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
6
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
7
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Belem, Brazil


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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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and admire all the interesting features of Camp Nou.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Barcelona journey planning site .

Belem, Brazil to Barcelona is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Belem to Barcelona, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Belem in September, with highs in Barcelona at 30°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Isidro, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid road trip site .

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, Madrid is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

1
night
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): wander the streets of Albayzin and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Granada online trip builder .

Fly from Madrid to Granada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

3
nights
Nerja, Spain

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Nerja is known for nature, beaches, nightlife, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Alberquilla, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador, appreciate the history behind La Dorada 1a - Barco de Chanquete, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Salon.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nerja trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Granada to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa

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, museums, nightlife, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, get great views at Puente Nuevo, explore the striking landscape at El Tajo de Ronda, and identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ronda trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nerja to Ronda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nerja in September: highs in Ronda hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

3
nights
Seville, Spain

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 parks, nightlife, historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, get great views at Catedral de Sevilla, walk around Parque de Maria Luisa, and don't miss a visit to Metropol Parasol.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville vacation planner .

You can drive from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

3
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.
Dedicate the 20th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bolsa, catch a live event at Estadio do Dragao, and make a trip to Liberdade Square.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Porto online journey planner .

You can fly from Seville to Porto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seville in September; daily highs in Porto reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Wine Tours & Tastings
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). Dedicate the 25th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Belém Tower, explore the world behind art at National Tile Museum, take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, and don't miss a visit to Santa Justa Lift.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Porto in September, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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