11 days in Spain, Faro & Lisbon Itinerary

11 days in Spain, Faro & Lisbon Itinerary

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11 days in Spain, Faro & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Fly:  7​h 30​min
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Malaga, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ronda, Spain
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Cadiz, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Faro, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Granada, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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Malaga, Spain

Malaga
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Malaga is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Malaga, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca in August, expect Malaga to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. You'll set off for Ronda on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Malaga

Outdoors Nightlife Tours
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Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, then admire the striking features of Casa Don Bosco, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Merced Ronda.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ronda trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Malaga, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ronda, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cadiz.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries Historic Sites
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Casa Don Bosco ©
Casa Don Bosco

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Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz ©
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. On the 19th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Las Playas de Canos de Meca, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Mayor Prioral, and finally do a tasting at Bodegas Osborne.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cadiz holiday maker site .

Getting from Ronda to Cadiz by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Ronda in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Cadiz, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Faro.

Things to do in Cadiz

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

El Puerto de Santa Maria
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Las Playas de Canos de Meca ©
Las Playas de Canos de Meca
Iglesia Mayor Prioral ©
Iglesia Mayor Prioral
Bodegas Osborne ©
Bodegas Osborne

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Faro, Portugal

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Ria Formosa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Faro Cathedral.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Faro vacation app .

Drive from Cadiz to Faro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. In August in Faro, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Faro

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, Ria Formosa
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Ria Formosa ©
Ria Formosa
Faro Cathedral ©
Faro Cathedral
Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil ©

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Castelo dos Mouros and Convent of Christ. You'll get in some beach time at Praia da Nazare and Guincho Beach. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca) and Evora (Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), & more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum and pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planner .

Traveling by car from Faro to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Faro in August, Lisbon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Evora, Monastery of Alcobaca, Castelo dos Mouros, Convent of Christ, Guincho Beach
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Guincho Beach ©
Guincho Beach
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

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Seville, Spain

Seville ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Plaza del Triunfo, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, then steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, and finally wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville day trip tool .

Getting from Lisbon to Seville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Seville. In August, daytime highs in Seville are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Archaeological Ensemble of Italica ©
Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
Royal Tobacco Factory ©
Royal Tobacco Factory
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Monasterio Cartuja and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Granada trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Seville to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Granada sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites
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Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Monasterio Cartuja ©
Monasterio Cartuja

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Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Malaga vacation tool .

You can drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Malaga when traveling from Granada in August, with lows around 26°C. On the 28th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Torremolinos
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Playa El Bajondillo ©
Playa El Bajondillo
Playa La Carihuela ©
Playa La Carihuela
Teatro Romano ©
Teatro Romano

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