20 days in Portugal, Spain & London Itinerary

20 days in Portugal, Spain & London Itinerary

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Start: Toronto, Canada
Bus:  11 h 15 min
1
Povoacao, Portugal
— 1 day
Bus:  8 h 30 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Fatima, Portugal
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Albufeira, Portugal
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Toronto, Canada

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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 bus ride. 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. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Barcelona vacation planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Povoacao to Barcelona takes 12.5 hours. Traveling from Povoacao to Barcelona, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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nights
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 Royal Palace of Madrid. And it doesn't end there: walk around Parque del Retiro, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid sightseeing planning app.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Madrid, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough 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

3
nights
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, thenstop by Alfama, thenget 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, thenget 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 Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums
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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
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nights
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 Vale Dos Homens will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Praia da Marinha and Vale de Covo Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Albufeira: Praia da Cordoama (in Vila do Bispo), Praia da Carriagem (in Rogil) and Praia do Amado (in Aljezur). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Falesia Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Peneco, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lagoa dos Salgados.

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

Drive from Fatima to Albufeira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Fatima in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Albufeira. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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nights
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 Tower of London. 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
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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