40 days in Spain, Portugal & Greece Itinerary

40 days in Spain, Portugal & Greece Itinerary

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40 days in Spain, Portugal & Greece Itinerary

Start: Panama City, Panama
Fly:  13 h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Subway + Foot + Bus:  11 h 15 min
2
Olympia, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Nafplio, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
6
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
7
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
8
Corfu Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
10
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
11
Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
12
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
13
Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Panama City, Panama

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, wander the streets of Alfama, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon online vacation builder.

Panama City, Panama to Lisbon is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Time is 5 hours. When traveling from Panama City in May, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Food Tours
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

2
nights
Olympia, Greece

Olympia ©
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
Change things up with a short trip to Temple of Apollo Epikourios in Skliros (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia, pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles, and get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Olympia road trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Lisbon to Olympia in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Olympia is 2 hours. June in Olympia sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Temple of Apollo Epikourios
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Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Temple of Apollo Epikourios ©
Temple of Apollo Epikourios

3
nights
Nafplio, Greece

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nafplio: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros), Corinth (Akrokorinthos & Corinth Canal) and Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns, and take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nafplio day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Olympia to Nafplio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympia in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Nafplio, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Corinth, Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, stop by Monastiraki, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner.

You can drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Athens, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

2
nights
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 15th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, then learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, and finally delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion trip website.

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in June: highs in Heraklion hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum, Winery Stilianou, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

4
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira trip site.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Imerovigli, Santorini, Ancient Thera
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Boutari Winery ©
Boutari Winery

3
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, stroll through Panormos Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, and see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town online journey planner.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Mykonos, Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

3
nights
Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Take a break from Corfu Town with a short trip to Paleokastritsa Beach in Paleokastritsa, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, explore the historical opulence of New Fortress, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Corfu, and make a trip to Spianada Square.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Corfu Town trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa Beach, Achilleion Museum
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Spianada Square ©
Spianada Square

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nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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 27th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic. On your second day here, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then walk around Parc Guell.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona tour itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Corfu Town to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Corfu Town to Barcelona, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Corfu Town, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and then admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Templo de Debod, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, then see the interesting displays at Lope de Vega Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid route planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Ronda.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
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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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nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, then see the interesting displays at Museo Lara, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Del Bandolero. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Casa Del Rey Moro, stop by Old City, then explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, then don't miss a visit to Roman Bridge, and finally identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ronda online attractions planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Ronda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Baños Arabes ©
Baños Arabes
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

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Seville, Spain

Seville ©
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Santa Marta, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, admire the striking features of Torre del Oro, then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Seville are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, look for gifts at Livraria Lello, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Porto trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Porto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Seville to Porto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Seville in July, with highs in Porto at 28°C and lows at 17°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Museums
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Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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