14 days in Lisbon, South of Spain & Azores Itinerary

14 days in Lisbon, South of Spain & Azores Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
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Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Train
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Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 2 nights
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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.
Lisbon is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary planning tool.

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in April, with highs in Lisbon at 70°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Malaga.
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Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Malaga, Spain — 1 night

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Puerto de Málaga, then get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, and then get to know the resident critters at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Malaga tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Malaga in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Malaga due to the time zone difference. In April in Malaga, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Granada.
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Granada, Spain — 3 nights

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.
Step out of Granada to go to Nerja and see Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin, don't miss a visit to Plaza de San Nicolas, and take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Granada tour app.

Getting from Malaga to Granada by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Granada when traveling from Malaga in April, with lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.
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Cordoba, Spain — 1 night

Pearl of Muslim Spain

Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, then snap pictures at Roman Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Cordoba road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Granada to Cordoba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Granada in April: highs in Cordoba hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can take a train to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 2 nights

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.
On the 28th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then don't miss a visit to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Seville itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cordoba, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seville, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can fly to Ponta Delgada.
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Ponta Delgada, Portugal — 2 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Jose, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

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Traveling by flight from Seville to Ponta Delgada takes 8 hours. Traveling from Seville to Ponta Delgada, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seville in April, plan for little chillier days in Ponta Delgada, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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Azores travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
Mountain Island
Composed of nine volcanic islands scattered in the Atlantic some 1,300 km (850 mi) west of continental Portugal, the Azores represent one of Europe's remotest vacation destinations. Settled sporadically over a span of several centuries, the islands in this archipelago retain much of their isolated feel, each one boasting its own distinct culture, dialect, and cuisine. Long overlooked by even the most adventurous travelers, the islands now surprise a growing number of visitors with their lavish natural beauty, good roads, and hospitable towns providing comfortable accommodations and modern amenities. Place the island of Pico at the top of your itinerary to discover Portugal's highest mountain, a picture-perfect volcanic cone rising above a landscape of World Heritage-listed vineyards.
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