11 days in Portugal & South of Spain Itinerary

11 days in Portugal & South of Spain Itinerary

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11 days in Portugal & South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Malaga, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Marbella, Spain
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Cairo, Egypt

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Malaga, Spain

Malaga
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Malaga travel route website .

Cairo, Egypt to Malaga is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in August, expect Malaga to be little chillier, temps between 36°C and 26°C. On the 16th (Thu), you'll travel to Marbella.

Things to do in Malaga

Outdoors Nightlife Tours
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nights
Marbella, Spain

Marbella ©
Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
You've now added Puerto Cabopino Beach and Marina to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, then meet the residents at Bioparc Fuengirola, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Cala Mijas, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Avenida del Mar.

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

Drive from Malaga to Marbella in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Marbella sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, Playa de la Cala Mijas, Bioparc
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Bioparc ©
Bioparc
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town
Butterfly Park of Benalmadena ©
Butterfly Park of Benalmadena

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night
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Malaga trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Marbella to Malaga takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Crocodile Park
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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Studio Bongard, then stroll through Meia Praia, and then stroll through Praia Dona Ana.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lagos holiday planner .

You can drive from Malaga to Lagos in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Malaga to Lagos. In August in Lagos, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Studio Bongard
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Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Meia Praia ©
Meia Praia
Studio Bongard ©
Studio Bongard

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Jeronimos Monastery. Get outdoors at Nosso Tejo and Praia da ursa. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, wander the streets of Belém Tower, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and explore the galleries of Igreja de Sao Roque.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lisbon, with lows around 20°C. On the 24th (Fri), you're off toPorto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Praia da ursa
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo

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night
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.
On the 24th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

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You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, Porto is slightly colder than Lisbon - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Museums Nature
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Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves

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