32 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

32 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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32 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Mexico City, Mexico
Fly:  15​h 15​min
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Madrid, Spain
— Few hours
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Caceres, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Fatima, Portugal
— Few hours
bus:  30​min
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Batalha, Portugal
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
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Obidos, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Coimbra, Portugal
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Vigo, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
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Combarro, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
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La Coruna, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Gijon, Spain
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
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Oviedo, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
15
Santander, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
18
Pamplona, Spain
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Mexico City, Mexico

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Madrid online visit planner .

Mexico City, Mexico to Madrid is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Mexico City to Madrid. When traveling from Mexico City in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. You will leave for Caceres on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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Caceres, Spain

Caceres ©
Cáceres is the capital of Cáceres province, in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Caceres trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Madrid to Caceres in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Caceres, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Caceres

Historic Sites
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Star Archway (Arco de la Estrella) ©
Star Archway (Arco de la Estrella)

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 20th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Park and National Palace of Pena, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery, and then wander the streets of Belém Tower.

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Traveling by car from Caceres to Lisbon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Caceres in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Fatima.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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Fatima, Portugal

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valinhos Sanctuary and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shrine of our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fatima trip itinerary app .

Drive from Lisbon to Fatima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Lisbon in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fatima: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Batalha.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites
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Batalha, Portugal

Batalha ©
Batalha is a town and a municipality in Leiria District, Pinhal Litoral Subregion, Centro Region, Portugal. For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Batalha route planner .

Batalha is just a stone's throw from Fatima. In June, daily temperatures in Batalha can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Obidos.

Things to do in Batalha

Historic Sites
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Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

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Obidos, Portugal

Obidos
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Obidos planner .

You can drive from Batalha to Obidos in an hour. June in Obidos sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. You will leave for Coimbra on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Obidos

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 24th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra).

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Coimbra online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Obidos to Coimbra by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Clerigos Tower and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). Keep things going the next day: take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally get your bearings at Livraria Lello.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Porto online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Coimbra to Porto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Vigo.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Nature
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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Vigo, Spain

Vigo ©
Vigo is a city and municipality in the province of Pontevedra, in Galicia, north-west Spain on the Atlantic Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Samil.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Vigo day trip tool .

You can take a bus from Porto to Vigo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Vigo due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Vigo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Combarro.

Things to do in Vigo

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Playa Samil ©
Playa Samil

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Combarro, Spain

Combarro ©
On the 28th (Fri), make a trip to Petroglifos de Mogor and then make a trip to Los Horreos de Combarro.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Combarro trip maker .

You can drive from Vigo to Combarro in an hour. June in Combarro sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Santiago de Compostela.
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Los Horreos de Combarro ©
Los Horreos de Combarro
Petroglifos de Mogor ©
Petroglifos de Mogor

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Santiago de Compostela trip builder tool .

You can drive from Combarro to Santiago de Compostela in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to La Coruna.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela ©
Monte do Gozo ©
Monte do Gozo
Church of San Bieito do Campo ©
Church of San Bieito do Campo

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La Coruna, Spain

La Coruna ©
A Coruña is a city and municipality of Galicia, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Domus, then visit a coastal fixture at Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), then see the interesting displays at Castle of San Anton, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Maria Pita.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the La Coruna driving holiday planner.

La Coruna is very close to Santiago de Compostela. In June, daytime highs in La Coruna are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gijon.

Things to do in La Coruna

Museums Historic Sites
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Domus ©
Domus
Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) ©
Plaza de Maria Pita ©
Plaza de Maria Pita

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Gijon, Spain

Gijon
Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. On the 1st (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia of La Asuncion and then admire the striking features of Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gijon road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from La Coruna to Gijon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Gijon can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Oviedo.

Things to do in Gijon

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Iglesia of La Asuncion
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Playa de San Lorenzo
Playa de San Lorenzo
Termas Romanas de Campo Valdes ©
Termas Romanas de Campo Valdes
Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura ©
Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura

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Oviedo, Spain

Oviedo ©
Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): appreciate the history behind Esculturas Oviedo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Julian de los Prados. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel de Lillo, make a trip to Santa María del Naranco. Prerrománico asturiano, then don't miss a visit to Plaza del Fontan, and finally take a stroll through Calle Uria.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Oviedo trip planning tool .

Oviedo is just a stone's throw from Gijon. In July, daytime highs in Oviedo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santander.

Things to do in Oviedo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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San Miguel de Lillo ©
San Miguel de Lillo
San Julian de los Prados ©
San Julian de los Prados
Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo ©

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Santander, Spain

Santander ©
Known for its prime north coast location and elegant city center, Santander remains the central destination for tourism and commerce in the whole Cantabrian region.
For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Santander trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Oviedo to Santander takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Santander sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bilbao.

Things to do in Santander

Historic Sites
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Palacio de La Magdalena ©
Palacio de La Magdalena

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Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take a stroll through Casco Viejo, indulge your taste buds at La Ribera Market, then snap pictures at San Anton Bridge, and finally explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bilbao day trip site .

Drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pamplona.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
La Ribera Market ©
La Ribera Market

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
On the 6th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Miramar Palace, then wander the streets of Parte Vieja, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Buen Pastor Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in San Sebastian - Donostia can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Pamplona.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Miramar Palace ©
Miramar Palace
Buen Pastor Cathedral ©
Buen Pastor Cathedral
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja

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Pamplona, Spain

Pamplona ©
Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. Get some cultural insight at Palacio Real de Olite and Castle Of Loarre. Popular historic sites such as Iglesia-Fortaleza de Santa Maria de Ujue and Ciudadela De Jaca are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Cathedral of Jaca (in Jaca), Estación de Canfranc (in Canfranc) and Monasterio de Leyre (in Yesa). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Colegiata de Roncesvalles, see the interesting displays at Fundacion-Museo Oteiza, trek along Leurtzako Urtegiak, and steep yourself in history at Fortress and Walls of Pamplona.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pamplona trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Bilbao to Pamplona in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Pamplona are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Pamplona

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Logrono, Jaca, Leurtzako Urtegiak, Estación de Canfranc, Castle Of Loarre
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Palacio Real de Olite ©
Palacio Real de Olite
Castle Of Loarre ©
Castle Of Loarre

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Popular historic sites such as Plaza Mayor and El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Segovia (Iglesia de San Juan de los Caballeros, Santa Cruz la Real, & more) and Catedral Primada (in Toledo). See even more of Madrid: walk around Retiro Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Isidro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capilla del Obispo, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Madrid trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Pamplona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Pamplona in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Madrid: highs are around 40°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Segovia, Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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