20 days in Portugal, Spain & London Itinerary

20 days in Portugal, Spain & London Itinerary

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Povoacao, Portugal
— 1 day
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Fatima, Portugal
— Few hours
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Albufeira, Portugal
— 6 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights

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Povoacao, Portugal

Povoacao
Povoação is a municipality located in the southeastern corner of the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Povoacao journey maker website.

Toronto, Canada to Povoacao is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Azores Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Toronto in May since evenings lows in Povoacao dip to 17°C. On the 21st (Mon), you're off to Barcelona.

Things to do in Povoacao

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, stroll around Parc Guell, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de La Barceloneta, and steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Povoacao to Barcelona takes 12.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Azores Standard Time (AZOT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, stroll around Parque del Retiro, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid holiday planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Madrid, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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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.
On the 28th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, then stop by Alfama, then get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, and finally make a trip to Belém Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon holiday planner.

Fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Fatima.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Alfama ©
Alfama

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hours
Fatima, Portugal

Fatima
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fatima journey planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Fatima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Lisbon, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Fatima, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. You will leave for Albufeira on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Fatima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:

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Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Visiting Praia Da Rocha and Praia da Marinha will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Falesia Beach and Praia da Cordoama. Change things up with these side-trips from Albufeira: Rogil (Praia Vale Dos Homens & Praia da Carriagem), Vale de Covo Beach (in Carvoeiro) and Praia do Amado (in Aljezur). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Praia dos Olhos de Água, identify plant and animal life at Lagoa dos Salgados, and enjoy the sand and surf at Algarve.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read our Albufeira trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fatima to Albufeira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Fatima in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Albufeira, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Rogil, Praia da Marinha, Praia Da Rocha, Vale de Covo Beach, Praia da Cordoama
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Praia da Cordoama ©
Praia da Cordoama

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The British Museum and Natural History Museum. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, and steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the London day trip planning app.

You can fly from Albufeira to London in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Albufeira in June; daily highs in London reach 23°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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