26 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

26 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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26 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Santiago, Chile
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
2
Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
4
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
5
Lagos, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Evora, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
9
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h
End: Santiago, Chile


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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, then see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona route planner.

Santiago, Chile to Barcelona is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Barcelona is 5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Camino de Ronda, Scuba & Snorkeling, Vila Vella (Old Town)
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)

1
night
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral and then observe the fascinating underwater world at City of the Arts and Sciences. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Parc Natural del Montgó and then kick back and relax at Arenal Beach.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Valencia route maker site .

Fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Valencia: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Childrens Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Javea
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Arenal Beach ©
Arenal Beach
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alhambra, Walk in Granada Tours, Albayzin, and other attractions you added. Mirador de San Nicolas and Monasterio Cartuja are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

Before you visit Granada, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Valencia to Granada in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Monasterio Cartuja ©
Monasterio Cartuja

1
night
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.
Metropol Parasol has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then don't miss a visit to Metropol Parasol, then hunt for treasures at Mercado de Triana, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise du Divin Sauveur. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville trip planner .

Drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España

4
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.
Wildwatch Algarve has been added to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Praia Dona Ana and Ponta da Piedade. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Praia do Peneco. Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Falesia Beach (in Olhos de Agua) and Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Anthony (Igreja de Santo Antonio), and visit a coastal fixture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lagos trip planner .

Drive from Seville to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Seville to Lagos is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Albufeira, Wildwatch Algarve, Cape Saint Vincent
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Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Observatorio do Lago Alqueva as well as Monsaraz Castle and Walls. On the 17th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, then explore the ancient world of Almendres Cromlech, then step into the grandiose world of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, and finally browse the exhibits of Observatorio do Lago Alqueva.

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Drive from Lagos to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Lagos in May, Evora is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

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

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Park and National Palace of Pena, Castelo dos Mouros and Quinta da Regaleira. Get some historical perspective at Jeronimos Monastery and Castelo de S. Jorge. Get a sense of the local culture at Alfama and National Tile Museum. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Rossio Square.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Evora to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Clerigos Tower, then explore the world behind art at Museu Serralves, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Largo da Oliveira.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto holiday planning app .

Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Lisbon, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for Madrid.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Largo da Oliveira
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Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Igreja do Carmo ©
Igreja do Carmo
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Barrio de Las Letras as well as Diseno Propio. Artesania.. On the 22nd (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Diseno Propio. Artesania. and then wander the streets of Barrio de Las Letras. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and then wander the streets of Casco Historico de Toledo.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Madrid road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Porto to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Madrid due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Porto in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Toledo
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Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): see the interesting displays at CosmoCaixa Barcelona and then wander the streets of Passeig de Gracia.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Barcelona online travel planner .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
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CosmoCaixa Barcelona ©
CosmoCaixa Barcelona
Parc de Montjuic ©
Parc de Montjuic
Passeig de Gracia ©
Passeig de Gracia

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