26 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

26 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Toledo, Spain
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Granada, Spain
— 1 night
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Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
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Albufeira, Portugal
— 1 night
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Sagres, Portugal
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Fatima, Portugal
— 1 day
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Coimbra, Portugal
— 1 night
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Vigo, Spain
— 2 nights
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Pontevedra, Spain
— 2 nights
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Mercado San Miguel and Casa de America. Venture out of the city with trips to Tirolinas Go! (in Guadarrama) and Mountain Story trails (in Alpedrete). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid vacation planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in June, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Toledo.
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Toledo, Spain

Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Toledo road trip app.

Traveling by car from Madrid to Toledo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll set off for Granada on the 24th (Fri).
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Granada, Spain — 1 night

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Monasterio Cartuja as well as Cicerone Granada. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio Cartuja and then squeeze the most out of the city with Cicerone Granada.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Granada day trip planner.

You can fly from Toledo to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Malaga.
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Malaga, Spain — 1 night

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Malaga online tour planner.

Drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Malaga are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. You'll set off for Seville on the 26th (Sun).
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the striking features of Plaza de España, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville trip planner.

You can drive from Malaga to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Seville, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Albufeira.
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Albufeira, Portugal — 1 night

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 27th (Mon), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Falesia, and then wander the streets of Centro Historico de Albufeira.

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Traveling by car from Seville to Albufeira takes 2.5 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. Traveling from Seville in June, expect nights in Albufeira to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sagres.
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Sagres, Portugal — 1 night

Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sagres, don't miss a visit to Cape Saint Vincent, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sagres road trip website.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Sagres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Sagres can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 5 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu de Marinha. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Praia da ursa, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more) and Praia de Carcavelos (in Carcavelos). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade, and don't miss a visit to Belém Tower.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon day trip app.

Traveling by car from Sagres to Lisbon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sagres in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Lisbon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Fatima.
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Fatima, Portugal — 1 day

Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica da Santissima Trindade, and then see the interesting displays at O Milagre de Fatima - Museu Interativo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fatima tour planner.

Drive from Lisbon to Fatima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in July, you will find days in Fatima are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Coimbra.
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Coimbra, Portugal — 1 night

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Portugal dos Pequenitos, steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, and then examine the collection at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Coimbra travel route planner.

You can drive from Fatima to Coimbra in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Porto.
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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 6th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally stop by Livraria Lello.

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Drive from Coimbra to Porto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vigo.
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Vigo, Spain — 2 nights

Vigo is a city and municipality in the province of Pontevedra, in Galicia, north-west Spain on the Atlantic Ocean. Get in touch with nature at Islas Cies and Praia de Rodas. Head to Banes Moda and Mercado pedrafor plenty of shopping. When in Vigo, make a side trip to see Tui Cathedral in Tui, approximately Tui away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Samil, examine the collection at Museo Quiñones de León, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vigo day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Vigo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pontevedra.
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Pontevedra, Spain — 2 nights

Pontevedra is a Spanish city in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de la Virgen Peregrina, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Herreria, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Pontevedra itinerary maker website.

Pontevedra is very close to Vigo. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santiago de Compostela.
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain — 2 nights

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela and Hostal dos Reis Católicos. Get outdoors at Vista Galicia - Day Tours and Playa De Ezaro. Step out of Santiago de Compostela to go to Dumbria and see Fervenza de Ezaro, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: make a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Santiago de Compostela trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Pontevedra to Santiago de Compostela by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Santiago de Compostela can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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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.
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Province of Malaga travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Landmarks · Marinas
The Province of Málaga is best known for its string of coastal resorts with sandy beaches and seaside cafes that make for a relaxed vacation. The countryside is dotted by charming villages of Moorish origin, each with its own colorful character, history, and architecture. Its diverse landscapes also include rugged mountains. Don’t miss a chance to tour its natural wonders, including dramatic gorges, excellent walking areas, and one of Europe’s main flamingo breeding grounds.
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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.
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Galicia travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
Still largely untouched by international tourism, Galicia offers outstanding seafood and a strong connection to the ancient Celts. Steeped in history, Galicia often feels far removed from the rest of the country, tracing its cultural ancestry to these Northern tribes, who began settling in the area about 3,000 years ago. Celtic traits remained ingrained in everyday life even during the period the region was part of the Roman Empire. Fiercely independent, Galicians take great pride in their cultural heritage and architecture, and well-preserved World Heritage Sites and other attractions are readily found in the region’s towns and villages. Its varied landscapes include spectacular sea views and rugged mountains.
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