17 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Albufeira, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

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 2nd (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and then wander the streets of Alfama. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

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Montreal, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Montreal to Lisbon. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in April, with highs in Lisbon at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:

Ponta Delgada, Portugal

— 2 nights
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo and Igreja do Santo Cristo. Get a sense of the local culture at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao and Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas. Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Furnas (Caldeiras Vulcânicas & Parque Terra Nostra) and Islet of Vila Franca do Campo (in Vila Franca do Campo). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Jose.

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Fly from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada in 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in April, expect nights in Ponta Delgada to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Lagos.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Lagos, Portugal

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia Da Rocha and Praia do Camilo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Saint Vincent and Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Fortaleza de Sagres (in Sagres) and Radicaline (in Praia da Rocha). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Vau Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Dona Ana, take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, and learn about winemaking at Monte da Casteleja.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lagos trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Lagos in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Azores Standard Time (AZOT) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in April, expect nights in Lagos to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Albufeira, Portugal

— 2 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at Thai Massage Vilamoura, then stroll through Praia da Falesia, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Olhos de Água. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at By Nature and then take a stroll through Centro Historico de Albufeira.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Albufeira travel planner.

You can drive from Lagos to Albufeira in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Albufeira are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Albufeira

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:

Seville, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Towers

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, then steep yourself in history at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de España. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

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Traveling by car from Albufeira to Seville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Albufeira to Seville is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:

Malaga, Spain

— 2 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malaga Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Automobile and Fashion Museum, and then stroll through Burriana Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, and then get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Malaga day trip app.

Traveling by car from Seville to Malaga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Malaga sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:

Barcelona, Spain

— 1 night

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 17th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, and finally visit Las Ramblas.

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Getting from Malaga to Barcelona by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Malaga in April, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:

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.

Azores travel guide

4.4
Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
Mountain Island
Composed of nine volcanic islands scattered in the Atlantic some 1,300 km (850 mi) west of continental Portugal, the Azores represent one of Europe's remotest vacation destinations. Settled sporadically over a span of several centuries, the islands in this archipelago retain much of their isolated feel, each one boasting its own distinct culture, dialect, and cuisine. Long overlooked by even the most adventurous travelers, the islands now surprise a growing number of visitors with their lavish natural beauty, good roads, and hospitable towns providing comfortable accommodations and modern amenities. Place the island of Pico at the top of your itinerary to discover Portugal's highest mountain, a picture-perfect volcanic cone rising above a landscape of World Heritage-listed vineyards.

Algarve travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Nightlife · Theme Parks
Occupying the southernmost portion of Portugal's mainland, Algarve is wholeheartedly devoted to tourism and continuously ranks among Europe's top holiday destinations. Nearly 10 million annual visitors include Algarve on their itineraries, drawn mostly by the region's developed coastline, boasting nearly 200 km (125 mi) of impeccable beaches. Farther away from the water, the region offers an extensive network of hiking trails, ideal for active vacationers seeking a chance to explore a rugged southwestern corner of Europe once considered the very end of the world. If you need a few urban things to do on your vacation, head for the regional capital Faro, featuring a lively Old Town full of plazas, pedestrian lanes, and outdoor cafes.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
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.