48 days in Spain, Portugal & Greece Itinerary

48 days in Spain, Portugal & Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary planner
Make it your trip
+2
Ferry to Victoria Harbour, Fly to Vancouver Harbour, Fly to Barcelona
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Train
2
Zaragoza, Spain
— 2 nights
Train
3
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Train
4
Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
Train
5
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly
6
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
— 4 nights
+2
Drive to Playa Blanca, Ferry to Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Drive to Morro del Jable
7
Morro del Jable, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
8
Maspalomas, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly
9
Costa Adeje, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly
10
Funchal, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly
11
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly
12
Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24

Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey and Barcelona Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Ciutat Vella. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and walk around Parc Guell.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip website.

Port Angeles, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 20-hour combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Port Angeles to Barcelona, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Port Angeles in November; daily highs in Barcelona reach 65°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Zaragoza.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 6:

Zaragoza, Spain — 2 nights

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Felix and then pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio de Piedra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Palacio de la Aljaferia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, and then contemplate the long history of Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Zaragoza trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Barcelona to Zaragoza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in November: high temperatures in Zaragoza hover around 60°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can take a train to Madrid.
more
Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:

Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Popular historic sites such as Alcazar of Segovia and Las Murallas de Avila are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Catedral de Segovia and Catedral de Avila. Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Segovia to see San Martin Church about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Madrid day trip app.

Getting from Zaragoza to Madrid by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in November, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.
more
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 12:

Cordoba, Spain — 2 nights

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 13th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, and finally take in the views from Roman Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cordoba online road trip planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Madrid in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Seville.
more
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:

Seville, Spain — 4 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.
Get some historical perspective at Plaza de España and Basilica de la Macarena. Get some cultural insight at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seville: Ronda (Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, &more). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos, stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa, and contemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Seville online vacation planner.

Take a train from Cordoba to Seville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Seville sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Puerto Del Carmen.
more
Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 18:

Puerto Del Carmen, Spain — 4 nights

One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
Step off the beaten path and head to El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get outdoors at Walk from Puerto del Carmen to Puerto Calero and Papagayo Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Playa Flamingo (in Playa Blanca) and Humankind Healing Massage (in Corralejo). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Dorada Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de Cactus, enjoy the sand and surf at Surf Spot Famara, and see the interesting displays at Fundacion Cesar Manrique.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Puerto Del Carmen trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Puerto Del Carmen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Seville to Puerto Del Carmen is minus 1 hour. In November, Puerto Del Carmen is a bit warmer than Seville - with highs of 74°F and lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Morro del Jable.
more
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 22:

Morro del Jable, Spain — 2 nights

On the 23rd (Wed), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then kick back and relax at Playa de Cofete. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): stroll through Playa de Sotavento, kick back and relax at Sotavento Beach, and then get to know the resident critters at Oasis Park Fuerteventura.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Morro del Jable vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Puerto Del Carmen to Morro del Jable takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In November in Morro del Jable, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Maspalomas.
more
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:

Maspalomas, Spain — 4 nights

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like El Faro de Maspalomas and Vegueta. Visiting Las Canteras Beach and Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Maspalomas: Buceo Agaete (in Agaete) and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Roque Nublo & Walk In Gran Canaria - Day Tour). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa de Amadores, catch some excitement at Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, indulge in some personalized pampering at Gran Massage - Massage Gran Canaria Maspalomas Playa del Ingles, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de San Agustin.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Maspalomas trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Morro del Jable to Maspalomas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Maspalomas can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly to Costa Adeje.
more
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 28:

Costa Adeje, Spain — 5 nights

Whether you're a sophisticated pleasure seeker with the taste for Canarian cuisine and classy shopping, or a nature lover hungry of adventures, you can have it all on a well-balanced Costa Adeje vacation.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa del Duque and Playa de Fanabe. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa de las Vistas and Playa de las Teresitas. Take a break from Costa Adeje with a short trip to Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria in Candelaria, about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire the verdant scenery at Masca Valley, and trek along Barranco del Infierno.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Costa Adeje travel route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Costa Adeje takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. November in Costa Adeje sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Funchal.
more
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 3:

Funchal, Portugal — 4 nights

The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Step out of the city life by going to Pico do Arieiro and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Off-Road Tours and Safaris. When in Funchal, make a side trip to see Ponta de Sao Lourenco in Canical, approximately Canical away. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Cabo Girao, learn about winemaking at Blandy's Wine Lodge, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Funchal tour planner.

You can fly from Costa Adeje to Funchal in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in December, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.
more
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 7:

Lisbon, Portugal — 5 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visit Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Batalha Monastery and Centro Historico de Cascais. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Evora (Igreja de Sao Francisco, Capela dos Ossos, &more) and Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and get to know the fascinating history of Miradouro de Santa Luzia.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lisbon online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Lisbon takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Funchal in December, expect Lisbon to be little chillier, temps between 60°F and 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Athens.
more
Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 12:

Athens, Greece — 5 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get a sense of the local culture at Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum. Temple of Hephaestus and Ancient Agora of Athens will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Nafplio (Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation & Fortress Palamidi). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, take a stroll through Plaka, visit Monastiraki, and pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Athens route site.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Athens takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Athens, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 17:

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.
more

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.
more

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
more