27 days in Portugal, Spain & London Itinerary

27 days in Portugal, Spain & London Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 1 night
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Fatima, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Albufeira, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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Ponta Delgada, Portugal

— 1 night
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.
To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Azores Standard Time is 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ponta Delgada when traveling from Toronto in May, with lows around 17°C. You'll set off for Fatima on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay May 20 — 21:

Fatima, Portugal

— 3 nights
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): stroll through Praia da Nazare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Praia do Norte, get great views at Miradouro do Suberco, then make a trip to O Sitio, and finally don't miss a visit to Obidos Village.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Fatima trip planning app.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Fatima in 4 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Fatima due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Fatima. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Fatima

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 24:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, make a trip to Belém Tower, and meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon travel route app.

Getting from Fatima to Lisbon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 28:

Albufeira, Portugal

— 3 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 29th (Tue), kick back and relax at Praia da Marinha. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Peneco, have some family-friendly fun at Electric Karting Albufeira Marina, stroll through Algarve, then kick back and relax at Praia da Senhora da Rocha, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Castelo Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Albufeira trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Albufeira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Madrid, Spain

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, catch a live event at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and stroll through Casa de Campo.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Madrid day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Albufeira to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Albufeira to Madrid is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Albufeira in May since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 5:

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 nights

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.
Spend the 8th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: walk around Parc Guell, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in June, plan for little chillier days in Barcelona, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to London.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 9:

London, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

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You can fly from Barcelona to London in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Barcelona to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in June; daily highs in London reach 23°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 15:

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.

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.