19 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

19 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Granada, Spain
— 1 night
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Marbella, Spain
— 3 nights
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Cadiz, Spain
— 2 nights
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Aljezur, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Faro, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Sintra, Portugal
— 1 night
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Granada, Spain

— 1 night

Pearl of Spain

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 1st (Tue): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then admire the striking features of Alhambra.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Granada trip planning tool.

Seville to Granada is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Marbella.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Tours
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Marbella, Spain

— 3 nights

Spanish Riviera

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Marbella side-trips: Ronda (Mirador de Aldehuela, El Tajo de Ronda, &more), Malaga (Malaga Cathedral & Alcazaba) and Benalmadena (Puerto Marina Benalmadena & Parque De La Paloma). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on Born to be Wild, make a trip to Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, and get outside with Experience Box Spain.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Marbella tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Granada to Marbella in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Marbella sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cadiz.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:

Cadiz, Spain

— 2 nights
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Venture out of the city with trips to Playa de Bolonia (in Tarifa), Playa de la Barrosa (in Chiclana de la Frontera) and Playa de Zahara (in Zahara de los Atunes). The adventure continues: make a trip to Paseo Canalejas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Cadiz, enjoy the sand and surf at La Caleta Beach, and snap pictures at Puente de la Constitucion de 1812.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cadiz route maker.

Traveling by car from Marbella to Cadiz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Aljezur.

Things to do in Cadiz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trips

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Aljezur, Portugal

— 2 nights
Aljezur is a municipality in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Castelo de Silves, kick back and relax at Praia do Monte Clérigo, and then kick back and relax at Praia Da Amoreira. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then kick back and relax at Odeceixe Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Aljezur, and finally kick back and relax at Arrifana Beach.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Aljezur itinerary maker app.

Getting from Cadiz to Aljezur by car takes about 4.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cadiz to Aljezur due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Faro.

Things to do in Aljezur

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Faro, Portugal

— 2 nights

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Go for a jaunt from Faro to Tavira to see Tavira Island about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: go for a stroll along the water at Marina de Vilamoura, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, cool off at Aquashow Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Faro Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Faro trip planner.

Drive from Aljezur to Faro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Faro, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Faro

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

Seville, Spain

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.
For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Seville trip builder website.

Getting from Faro to Seville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Faro to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Seville are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 12th (Sat), you're off to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon tour builder website.

Getting from Seville to Lisbon by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Seville, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:

Sintra, Portugal

— 1 night
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, then admire the striking features of Sintra National Palace, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo dos Mouros.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sintra trip maker.

Sintra is very close to Lisbon. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can fly to Porto.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:

Porto, Portugal

— 2 nights

Unvanquished City

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 18th (Fri), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, look for gifts at Livraria Lello, then take a leisurely stroll along Cais da Ribeira, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). On your second day here, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Porto online holiday builder.

You can fly from Sintra to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Sintra, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

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.

Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.