32 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

32 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Start: Birmingham, United States
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Valencia, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Murcia, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
5
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
8
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Salamanca, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Birmingham, United States


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4
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, get interesting insight from Tours, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, and admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Barcelona online road trip planner.

Birmingham, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Birmingham to Barcelona. Traveling from Birmingham in July, you will find days in Barcelona are little chillier (84°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia, then contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, then make a trip to Micalet - Miguelete, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of La Lonja de la Seda and then get to know the resident critters at Bioparc Valencia.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Valencia day trip website.

Fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Valencia, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Murcia.

Things to do in Valencia

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia

3
nights
Murcia, Spain

Murcia ©
Murcia is a city in south-eastern Spain, the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, and the seventh largest city in the country, with a population of 442,573 inhabitants in 2009 (about one third of the total population of the Region). Explore Murcia's surroundings by going to Torrevieja (La Mata Beach & Aquopolis Torrevieja). There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Escape Play 2, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Terra Natura Murcia, make a trip to Real Casino de Murcia, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Ntra. Sra. de la Fuensanta.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Murcia travel tool.

Getting from Valencia to Murcia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Valencia, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Murcia, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Murcia

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Torrevieja
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Escape Play 2 ©
Escape Play 2
Aquopolis Torrevieja ©
Aquopolis Torrevieja
La Mata Beach ©
La Mata Beach

2
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malaga: Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja & Balcony of Europe) and Puerto Marina Benalmadena (in Benalmadena). And it doesn't end there: get your game on at La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga, take a leisurely stroll along Puerto de Málaga, steep yourself in history at Alcazaba, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Flamenco de la Pena Juan Breva Malaga.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Malaga travel app.

Drive from Murcia to Malaga in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. When traveling from Murcia in July, plan for slightly colder days in Malaga, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Seville.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nerja, Puerto Marina Benalmadena
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La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga ©
La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe

3
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then admire the striking features of Plaza de Santa Marta, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de España. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Puente de San Bernardo, admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), then admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Seville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Malaga to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Seville sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Parque de Maria Luisa ©
Parque de Maria Luisa

2
nights
Lagos, Portugal

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, then stroll through Praia do Camilo, and finally add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Meia Praia, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lagos journey builder website.

You can drive from Seville to Lagos in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Seville to Lagos is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Seville in July, you will find days in Lagos are little chillier (84°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Praia Da Rocha
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade
Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Belém Tower, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon travel route planning website.

You can drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Lagos in August, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto route planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Porto by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lisbon in August, with highs in Porto at 76°F and lows at 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Walking tours

2
nights
Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), then get to know the fascinating history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, then ponder the world of politics at Universidad de Salamanca, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at La Purisima Church. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de la Sta. Vera Cruz, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, then steep yourself in history at Casa de las Conchas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva).

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Traveling by car from Porto to Salamanca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Porto in August, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Salamanca: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

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

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Catedral Primada (in Toledo) and Acueduct of Segovia (in Segovia). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Madrid online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Madrid, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Catedral Primada, Acueduct of Segovia
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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