34 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

34 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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34 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Newcastle, Australia
train + Fly:  28​h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Evora, Portugal
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Funchal, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Corralejo, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
7
Alcudia, Spain
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + ferry:  4​h
8
Formentera, Spain
— 3 nights
+3
ferry + bus + Fly + bus:  6​h
9
Ciutadella, Spain
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  29​h
End: Newcastle, Australia


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2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Head to Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Chiadofor plenty of shopping. Step off the beaten path and head to Castelo dos Mouros and Cabo da Roca. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Belém Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery, don't miss a visit to Rossio Square, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Newcastle, Australia to Lisbon is an approximately 28-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Newcastle to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newcastle in June, things will get a bit warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia dos Olhos de Água and Praia Da Rocha. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Praia da Marinha and Ponta da Piedade. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lagos: Algarve (in Silves), Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Albufeira). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lagos online road trip planner .

You can drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. June in Lagos sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Cape Saint Vincent, Algarve, Praia da Marinha, Praia Da Rocha
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Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

2
nights
Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): do a tasting at Adega Ervideira, don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Evora, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, then delve into the distant past at Almendres Cromlech, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, do a tasting at Adega Jose de Sousa, then savor the flavors at Monte da Ravasqueira, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana).

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Evora road trip planning app .

You can drive from Lagos to Evora in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. When traveling from Lagos in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Evora, with highs around 39°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Monsaraz, Monte da Ravasqueira, Adega Jose de Sousa
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Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

2
nights
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 Dolphin & Whale Watching and Blandy's Wine Lodge. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Church of Sao Pedro and MA Gallery. Explore Funchal's surroundings by going to Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz) and Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Faja do Rancho Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Arieiro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabo Girao, and learn about winemaking at Barbeito Madeira.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Funchal tour itinerary app .

Do a combination of train and flight from Evora to Funchal in 6 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Evora in July: highs in Funchal hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Corralejo.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Camara De Lobos, Church of Sao Pedro, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, Ponta de Sao Lourenco
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Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools ©

2
nights
Corralejo, Spain

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Corralejo Dunes. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sotavento Beach and El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons. When in Corralejo, make a side trip to see Playa de la Pared in La Pared, approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Grandes Playas, identify plant and animal life at Parque Natural de Corralejo, stroll through PopCorn Beach, and stop by komodo.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Corralejo trip planning tool .

Getting from Funchal to Corralejo by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Corralejo are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Corralejo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons, Sotavento Beach, PopCorn Beach, Playa de la Pared
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Corralejo Dunes ©
Corralejo Dunes
Sotavento Beach ©
Sotavento Beach
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons

2
nights
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Relax by the water at Playa Cala Salada and Platja de ses Salines. Discover out-of-the-way places like Castle of Ibiza and Cala de Sant Vicent. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Comte, pause for some serene contemplation at Ibiza Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala S'Illot des Rencli, and wander the streets of Dalt Vila.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ibiza Town trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Corralejo to Ibiza Town takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Corralejo to Ibiza Town due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Ibiza Town are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Alcudia.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Cala Salada, Cala S'Illot des Rencli, Cala de Sant Vicent
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Castle of Ibiza ©
Castle of Ibiza
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Playa Cala Salada ©
Playa Cala Salada

3
nights
Alcudia, Spain

Alcudia
Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. Get in touch with nature at Port de Pollenca Beach and Playa de Alcudia. Explore hidden gems such as Parc Natural de Mondrago and Cala Molins. Get out of town with these interesting Alcudia side-trips: Cala Morlanda (in S'illot) and Bellver Castle (in Palma de Mallorca). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Muro and stop by Sa cisterna.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Alcudia itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ibiza Town to Alcudia in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Alcudia are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Formentera.

Things to do in Alcudia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cala Morlanda, Port de Pollenca Beach, Parc Natural de Mondrago, Bellver Castle, Playa de Muro
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Port de Pollenca Beach
Port de Pollenca Beach
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia

3
nights
Formentera, Spain

Formentera ©
On holiday on Formentera, you'll enjoy the simple charms of island life.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa Ses Platgetes and Playa de Migjorn. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cap de Barbaria and Church of Sant Francesc Xavier. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa de Ses Illetes, stroll through Calo Des Mort, and enjoy the sea views from La Mola Lighthouse.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Formentera online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Alcudia to Formentera takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Formentera are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Ciutadella.

Things to do in Formentera

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa de Ses Illetes ©
Playa de Ses Illetes
Playa de Llevant ©
Playa de Llevant
Playa de Migjorn ©
Playa de Migjorn

2
nights
Ciutadella, Spain

Ciutadella ©
Get some cultural insight at Sala Municipal de Exposiciones del Roser and Museo Diocesa de Menorca. Relax by the water at Cala Pregonda and Cala Macarelleta. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ciutadella: Migjorn Gran (Playa Sant'Adeodat & Playa De Binigaus) and Playa de Son Bou (in Alaior).

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ciutadella tour itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Formentera to Ciutadella in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Ciutadella sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ciutadella

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Menorca, Migjorn Gran, Playa de Son Bou
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Playa de Son Bou ©
Playa de Son Bou
Cala Turqueta
Cala Turqueta
Cala Pregonda ©
Cala Pregonda

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vila Vella (Old Town) and Ciutat Vella. Museum-lovers will appreciate Casa Batllo and Museo Picasso. When in Barcelona, make a side trip to see Fenals Beach in Lloret de Mar, approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 26th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, kick back and relax at La casa del semaforo y el cuartel de los carabineros, take in the exciting artwork at MACBA- Museo de Arte Moderno de Barcelona, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ciutadella to Barcelona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Barcelona sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Fenals Beach, Vila Vella (Old Town), La casa del semaforo y el cuartel de los carabineros
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)

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