28 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

28 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Start: Adelaide, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h
2
Segovia, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Salamanca, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h
8
Ronda, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
10
Toledo, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
11
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Adelaide, Australia


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3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, walk around Parc Guell, and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip site.

Adelaide, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -8.5 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in September: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Segovia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
nights
Segovia, Spain

Segovia ©
As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
Explore Segovia's surroundings by going to Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial (in San Lorenzo de El Escorial) and The Walls of Avila (in Avila). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Acueduct of Segovia, explore the galleries of Alcazar of Segovia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Segovia, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Segovia route planner.

Take a train from Barcelona to Segovia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in September since evenings lows in Segovia dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can take a train to Salamanca.

Things to do in Segovia

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, The Walls of Avila
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Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Acueduct of Segovia ©
Acueduct of Segovia
Old City ©
Old City

2
nights
Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Salamanca driving holiday planner.

Getting from Segovia to Salamanca by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Segovia in September since evenings lows in Salamanca dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums
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Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, stroll around Praca de Lisboa, get a taste of the local shopping with Livraria Lello, and take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Porto online journey planner.

You can drive from Salamanca to Porto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salamanca to Porto. When traveling from Salamanca in September, plan for little chillier days in Porto, with highs around 27°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 16th (Wed), make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Porto in September, you will find days in Lisbon are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

2
nights
Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
On the 19th (Sat), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Falesia Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lagos online road trip planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Praia Da Rocha
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Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

3
nights
Seville, Spain

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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Seville road trip site.

You can drive from Lagos to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

3
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
When in Ronda, make a side trip to see El Torcal de Antequera in Antequera, approximately Antequera away. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, get great views at Mirador puente nuevo de Ronda, explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, and examine the collection at Museo Lara.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ronda journey planner.

You can take a bus from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trip

El Torcal de Antequera
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

2
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
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 27th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza de los Aljibes, explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas. On your second day here, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, wander the streets of Albayzin, then don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro, and finally explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada travel planner.

You can drive from Ronda to Granada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Ronda in September: high temperatures in Granada hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

2
nights
Toledo, Spain

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, admire the masterpieces at Church of Santo Tomé, examine the collection at Museo del Greco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada, and finally don't miss a visit to Mirador del Valle. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Royal Palace of Aranjuez, take an in-depth tour of Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito, then wander the streets of Casco Historico de Toledo, and finally explore the galleries of El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Toledo tour planner.

You can drive from Granada to Toledo in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Royal Palace of Aranjuez
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo
Museo del Greco ©
Museo del Greco

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, and stroll around Parque del Retiro.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid vacation tool.

Take a train from Toledo to Madrid in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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