15 days in Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar Itinerary

15 days in Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar Itinerary

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Shuttle to Iguazu, Fly to Madrid
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive
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Fatima, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive
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Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
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Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Bus to Porto, Fly to Foz do Iguacu

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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Church of San Ginés, make a trip to Casa del Labrador, and then stroll through Playa del Alberche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Gran Via, wander the streets of Gay Madrid & the Chueca District, then wander the streets of Barrio de Salamanca, and finally admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Madrid online trip itinerary planner.

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 15-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in March, things will get colder in Madrid: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

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 15th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at La Playa de Sitges. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and finally stop by Ciutat Vella.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can fly to Valencia.
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Valencia, Spain — 1 night

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 17th (Thu), kick back and relax at Platja de la Patacona and then shop like a local with Botique Museo Lladro.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Valencia trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Valencia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Malaga.
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Malaga, Spain — 1 night

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at CAC Malaga Contemporary Art Center and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa La Carihuela.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Malaga tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Valencia to Malaga takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Malaga are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Gibraltar.
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar — 2 nights

A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Europa Point.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gibraltar driving holiday planner.

Drive from Malaga to Gibraltar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Gibraltar are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 1 night

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.
On the 21st (Mon), steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla and then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville holiday app.

Traveling by car from Gibraltar to Seville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Gibraltar in March since evenings lows in Seville dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 1 night

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo, kick back and relax at Costa de Caparica, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Rainha.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary site.

Getting from Seville to Lisbon by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Seville to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. March in Lisbon sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Fatima.
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Fatima, Portugal — 1 night

Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, see the interesting displays at Fatima Luz e Paz, then examine the collection at O Milagre de Fatima - Museu Interativo, then contemplate the long history of Monumento Natural das Pegadas da Serra de Aire, and finally make a trip to Ginginha do Castelo.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fatima day trip planning app.

You can drive from Lisbon to Fatima in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. March in Fatima sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, then learn about winemaking at Porto Calem, then learn about winemaking at Porto Augusto's, and finally stroll through Matosinhos Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Porto trip planner.

You can drive from Fatima to Porto in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Porto, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Viana do Castelo.
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Viana do Castelo, Portugal

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Viana do Castelo travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Viana do Castelo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Viana do Castelo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 25th (Fri), you're off to home.
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Spain travel guide

4.5
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A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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