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
Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 2 nights


Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

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, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

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Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Lisbon. In April, Lisbon is a bit warmer than Toronto - with highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can fly to Malaga.
Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Malaga, Spain — 1 night

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.

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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.
Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Granada, Spain — 3 nights

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. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, visit Albayzin, make a trip to Plaza de Toros de Granada, and admire the natural beauty at Carmen de los Martires.

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Drive from Malaga to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Malaga in April, Granada is slightly colder at night with lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.
Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Cordoba, Spain — 1 night

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, appreciate the extensive heritage of 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.

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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

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 get to know the fascinating history 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 stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

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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.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
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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

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.