24 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

24 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Train
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Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
Train
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Train
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
5
Evora, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Grandola, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive
7
Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly
9
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Marvao, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Elvas, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 5th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt, tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sant Bartomeu & Santa Tecla, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu de Maricel. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Montserrat Museum, then kick back and relax at Platja de Ribes Roges, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi Sitges.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Barcelona is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Auckland to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Auckland, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly to Valencia.
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Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:

Valencia, Spain — 1 night

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 7th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Catalina Church (Iglesia de Santa Catalina), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Xeraco, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Real monasterio de Santa Maria. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Platja de la Patacona and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Real Colegio Seminario de Corpus Christi.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Valencia trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Valencia by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Valencia are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to Granada.
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Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

Granada, Spain — 2 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.
On the 9th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio Cartuja, look and learn at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias), and then appreciate the views at Los Cahorros. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Arquenatura, stroll through La Vereda de la Estrella, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Granada online itinerary planner.

Take a train from Valencia to Granada in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In January, Granada is little chillier than Valencia - with highs of 54°F and lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Seville.
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Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:

Seville, Spain — 1 night

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 11th (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at Ayuntamiento (City Hall), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de la Magdalena, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla de San Jose, then explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de la Puerta de Sevilla, Carmona, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Ensemble of Carmona, and finally explore the ancient world of Roman Necropolis. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de los Marineros, and finally contemplate the long history of Iglesia de la Caridad.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Seville trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Granada to Seville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in January, Seville is a bit warmer at night with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Evora.
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Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:

Evora, Portugal — 2 nights

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, then do a tasting at Ervideira, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally browse the exhibits of Monte da Ravasqueira. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Corktrekking and then do a tasting at Joao Portugal Ramos Wines.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Evora trip planner.

You can drive from Seville to Evora in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January in Evora, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grandola.
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Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:

Grandola, Portugal — 1 night

Grândola is a town and municipality in Setúbal District in Portugal. On the 15th (Sat), kick back and relax at Praia da Gale-Fontainhas and then kick back and relax at Pego Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Grandola online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Evora to Grandola takes 1.5 hours. In January in Grandola, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vila Nova de Milfontes.
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Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:

Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal — 1 night

Vila Nova de Milfontes is a civil parish in the municipality of Odemira of the Portuguese Alentejo region. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): kick back and relax at Praia da Samoqueira and then head outdoors with Cabo Sardao.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vila Nova de Milfontes trip planner.

You can drive from Grandola to Vila Nova de Milfontes in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Vila Nova de Milfontes are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lisbon.
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Find places to stay Jan 15 — 16:

Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo Espichel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of the Capuchos, and then appreciate the history behind Palacio Nacional de Mafra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Praia de Carcavelos and then stroll through Troia Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Vila Nova de Milfontes to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Lisbon are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly to Porto.
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Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

Porto, Portugal — 2 nights

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.
On the 19th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Pocas Vinhos, then do a tasting at Churchill's, then take an in-depth tour of MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): head outdoors with Praia do Furadouro and then stroll through Torreira Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Porto driving holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in January, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Marvao.
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Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:

Marvao, Portugal — 2 nights

Marvão is a municipality in Portalegre District in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nossa Senhora da Penha, examine the collection at Casa-Museu Jose Regio, and then head outdoors with Praia do Alamal. On the next day, make a trip to Ponte Quinhentista de Marvao, make a trip to Ruinas de Ammaia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Penha, then see the interesting displays at Museu Municipal de Portalegre, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Alegrete.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Marvao route planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Marvao takes 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Marvao due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Elvas.
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Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

Elvas, Portugal — 3 nights

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Forte de Santa Luzia, then don't miss a visit to Convent of Chagas (Vila Vicosa), then examine the collection at Museu Nacional dos Coches, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of S. Bartolomeu (Vila Vicosa). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Parque De Natureza De Noudar, then make a trip to Santuário de Nossa Senhora da Conceição de Vila Viçosa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mother Church of Sta Maria, and finally do a tasting at Tiago Cabaco Winery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Elvas journey tool.

Getting from Marvao to Elvas by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 39°F. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Parks
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Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · 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.

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.