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

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: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Belém Tower, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon attractions planner.

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Lisbon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in October, with highs in Lisbon at 76°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can fly to Malaga.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · 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.
On the 31st (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Puerto de Málaga, get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, and then laugh and play at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Malaga trip planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Malaga by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Malaga due to the time zone difference. October in Malaga sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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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. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, admire the natural beauty at Generalife, don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Granada trip planner.

Drive from Malaga to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Malaga in November: high temperatures in Granada hover around 62°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can take a train to Cordoba.
Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trip
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, then snap pictures at Roman Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cordoba trip itinerary website.

You can take a train from Granada to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Granada, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Seville.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then make a trip to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and finally visit Barrio Santa Cruz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Seville trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Seville, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to 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.
Go for a jaunt from Ponta Delgada to Furnas to see Parque Terra Nostra about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Jose, explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Seville to Ponta Delgada in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seville to Ponta Delgada. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Seville in November since evenings lows in Ponta Delgada dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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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.