43 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

43 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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43 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Brasilia, Brazil
Fly:  14​h
1
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Nerja, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Ronda, Spain
— 5 nights
bus:  2​h
8
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Lagos, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Brasilia, Brazil


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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.
Porto is known for historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Porto online route planner .

Brasilia, Brazil to Porto is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Brasilia to Porto due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brasilia in June: highs in Porto hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Toledo to see Catedral Primada about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and stroll around Casa de Campo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner.

You can fly from Porto to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. While traveling from Porto, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

5
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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, stroll around Parc Guell, and make a trip to Las Ramblas.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Madrid in July: highs in Barcelona hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

3
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.
Ibiza Town is known for nightlife, beaches, historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Castell de Eivissa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral, head off the coast to Es Vedra, and examine the collection at Necropolis del Puig des Molins.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Ibiza Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cala S'Illot des Rencli, Cala Comte, Kentucky Derby, Playa des Codolar, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Ibiza Cathedral ©
Ibiza Cathedral

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.
Granada is known for historic sites, nightlife, parks, baths, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, have some family-friendly fun at El Reino Escape Room, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Camarin de la Virgen del Rosario.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Granada trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Granada takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Ibiza Town in July, expect nights in Granada to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Adventure
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

4
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: explore the activities along Río Chíllar, stroll through Capistrano Playa, kick back and relax at Playa El Salon, and make a trip to Balcon de Europa.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nerja trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Granada to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Río Chíllar ©
Río Chíllar
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla

5
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Go for a jaunt from Ronda to Casares to see Riding Fun In The Sun about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ronda day trip website .

Getting from Nerja to Ronda by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Riding Fun In The Sun
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

4
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 historic sites, nightlife, parks, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and experience the excitement of Isla Magica.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville trip planning site .

Take a bus from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Seville are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Albufeira (Kayaking & Canoeing & Off-Road Tours) and Algarve (in Silves). There's still lots to do: hike along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, kick back and relax at Praia da Cordoama, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lagos vacation maker tool .

You can 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. Traveling from Seville in July, you will find days in Lagos are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Albufeira, Lagoa, Cape Saint Vincent, Praia da Cordoama, Carvoeiro Boardwalk
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Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Kayaking & Canoeing
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lisbon vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Lagos in July since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 20°C. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Food Tours
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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