34 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

34 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
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Bilbao, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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Porto, Portugal
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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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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.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas, shop like a local with La Boqueria, and make a trip to Placa Reial.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona visit planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Barcelona is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Edmonton to Barcelona, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Edmonton in June; daily highs in Barcelona reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bilbao.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Bilbao, Spain — 3 nights

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Casco Viejo. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza Moyua.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bilbao trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Bilbao takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bilbao when traveling from Barcelona in June, with lows around 17°C. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Madrid.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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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 Fly Toledo, Catedral Primada and Mercado San Miguel. Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parque del Retiro, make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, and explore the ancient world of Templo de Debod.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Madrid trip planner.

You can fly from Bilbao to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bilbao in June, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Porto.
Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors
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Porto, Portugal — 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Muralha Fernandina. There's more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I and wander the streets of Ribeira do Porto.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Porto trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Porto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Madrid in June: highs in Porto hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can fly to Ponta Delgada.
Neighborhoods · Parks
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Ponta Delgada, Portugal — 4 nights

As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Change things up with a short trip to Poca Da Dona Beija in Furnas (about 50 minutes away).

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada route builder app.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Ponta Delgada takes 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Porto to Ponta Delgada. June in Ponta Delgada sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lisbon.
Nature · Parks
Side Trip
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Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rossio Square as well as Time Out Market Lisboa.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner.

Fly from Ponta Delgada to Lisbon in 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Ponta Delgada in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Seville.
Shopping · Neighborhoods · Classes
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tablao Flamenco Los Gallos as well as Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol). Your inner history buff will appreciate Plaza de España and Barrio Santa Cruz.

Before you visit Seville, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Lisbon to Seville by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Valencia.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nightlife
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Valencia, Spain — 4 nights

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Visit Valencia Cathedral and La Lonja de la Seda for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and Castillo de Santa Barbara. Go for a jaunt from Valencia to Benidorm to see Playa de Levante about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia, wander the streets of Casco Antiguo, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardi del Turia, and get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de la Virgen.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Valencia road trip website.

Fly from Seville to Valencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for Barcelona.
Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Get some cultural insight at El Barri Gòtic and Vila Vella (Old Town). Get some historical perspective at Barcelona Cathedral and Old Monastery of Sant Pau del Camp. Go for a jaunt from Barcelona to Tossa de Mar to see Platja mar menuda about 1h 30 min away. See even more of Barcelona: admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso and take a stroll through El Born.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Barcelona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trip
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Churches · 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.

Portugal travel guide

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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.

Azores travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
Mountain Island
Composed of nine volcanic islands scattered in the Atlantic some 1,300 km (850 mi) west of continental Portugal, the Azores represent one of Europe's remotest vacation destinations. Settled sporadically over a span of several centuries, the islands in this archipelago retain much of their isolated feel, each one boasting its own distinct culture, dialect, and cuisine. Long overlooked by even the most adventurous travelers, the islands now surprise a growing number of visitors with their lavish natural beauty, good roads, and hospitable towns providing comfortable accommodations and modern amenities. Place the island of Pico at the top of your itinerary to discover Portugal's highest mountain, a picture-perfect volcanic cone rising above a landscape of World Heritage-listed vineyards.