34 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

34 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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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
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:  4 h
7
Alcudia, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
8
Formentera, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
9
Ciutadella, Spain
— 2 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Castelo dos Mouros and Cabo da Roca. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Chiado. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and take a stroll through Rossio Square.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online driving holiday planner.

Newcastle, Australia to Lisbon is an approximately 28-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Newcastle to Lisbon, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Newcastle in June, with highs in Lisbon at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ponta da Piedade and Praia da Marinha. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia Da Rocha and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Algarve (in Silves), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Albufeira) and Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lagos attractions planning site.

You can drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Lagos, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Praia Da Rocha, Algarve, Praia da Marinha, Cape Saint Vincent
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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): learn about winemaking at Ervideira, explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, thenexplore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, learn about winemaking at Adega Jose de Sousa, thenlearn about winemaking at Monte da Ravasqueira, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana).

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Evora travel planner.

You can drive from Lagos to Evora in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in July, you will find days in Evora are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are little chillier (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

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

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 Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Blandy's Wine Lodge and Barbeito Madeira are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico) and Church of Sao Pedro (in Ponta do Pargo). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Faja Do Rancho Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabo Girao, take in the exciting artwork at MA Gallery, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Arieiro.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Funchal travel route site.

Traveling by flight from Evora to Funchal takes 6 hours. When traveling from Evora in July, plan for slightly colder days in Funchal, with highs around 30°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Corralejo.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Corralejo, Spain

Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
Visiting El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons and Sotavento Beach will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Popcorn Beach. Go for a jaunt from Corralejo to La Pared to see Playa de la Pared about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Natural de Corralejo, look for gifts at komodo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grandes Playas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Corralejo driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Corralejo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Corralejo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sotavento Beach, Playa de la Pared, El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
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Scuba & Snorkeling
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Sotavento Beach ©
Sotavento Beach

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cala Comte and Playa Cala Salada. Do some cultural sightseeing at Dalt Vila and Castell de Eivissa. Go for a jaunt from Ibiza Town to Cala de Sant Vicent to see Cala de Sant Vicent about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Platja de ses Salines, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala S'Illot des Rencli, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ibiza Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ibiza Town tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Corralejo to Ibiza Town takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Alcudia.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cala S'Illot des Rencli, Cala de Sant Vicent, Cala Comte, Playa Cala Salada
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Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
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 Playa de Alcudia and Parc Natural de Mondrago. Visit Playa de Muro and Cala Morlanda for some beach relaxation. When in Alcudia, make a side trip to see Castell de Bellver in Palma de Mallorca, approximately Palma de Mallorca away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa del Puerto de Pollensa, look for gifts at Sa cisterna, and stroll through Cala Molins.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Alcudia road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Alcudia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Formentera.

Things to do in Alcudia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cala Morlanda, Cala Molins, Parc Natural de Mondrago, Castell de Bellver, Playa de Muro
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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

3
nights
Formentera, Spain

Formentera ©
On holiday on Formentera, you'll enjoy the simple charms of island life.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cap de Barbaria and Church of Sant Francesc Xavier. Step off the beaten path and head to Playa de Ses Illetes and La Mola Lighthouse. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Platja de Migjorn and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Llevant.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Formentera trip maker site.

Getting from Alcudia to Formentera by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Ciutadella.

Things to do in Formentera

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

2
nights
Ciutadella, Spain

Ciutadella ©
Get some cultural insight at Sala Municipal de Exposiciones del Roser and Museo Diocesa de Menorca. Get outdoors at Cala Turqueta and Cala Pregonda. Change things up with these side-trips from Ciutadella: Migjorn Gran (Playa Sant'Adeodat & Playa De Binigaus) and Playa de Son Bou (in Alaior).

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ciutadella trip planning tool.

Fly from Formentera to Ciutadella in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In July in Ciutadella, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ciutadella

Beaches Parks Outdoors

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Picasso and MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona. We've included these beaches for you: Fenals Beach and La casa del semaforo y el cuartel de los carabineros. When in Barcelona, make a side trip to see Vila Vella (Old Town) in Tossa de Mar, approximately Tossa de Mar away. Spend the 26th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, contemplate the long history of Ciutat Vella, and get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona attractions tool.

You can fly from Ciutadella to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. You will leave for home on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

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

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