18 days in Spain, Portugal & Croatia Itinerary

18 days in Spain, Portugal & Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 3 nights
Ferry
2
Formentera, Spain
— 1 day
Ferry to Ibiza Port, Fly to Malaga
3
Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Funchal, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly to Arrecife, Bus to Lanzarote
5
Lanzarote, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus to Arrecife, Fly to Dubrovnik
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
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

Ibiza Town, Spain — 3 nights

Party Capital of Europe

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Massage Beach Ibiza, and then examine the collection at Museo Puget. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Torre de ses Portes, then head outdoors with 38 Degrees North, and then examine the collection at Necropolis del Puig des Molins.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town trip itinerary site.

Orlando, USA to Ibiza Town is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Orlando in November, expect Ibiza Town to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Formentera.
more
Museums · Outdoors · Spas · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 21:

Formentera, Spain — 1 day

On holiday on Formentera, you'll enjoy the simple charms of island life.
On the 21st (Mon), head outdoors with Centro Nautico Formentera, then kick back and relax at Parque Natural de Ses Salines, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Estany des Peix.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Formentera trip planning app.

Getting from Ibiza Town to Formentera by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In November in Formentera, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Malaga.
more
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 21:

Malaga, Spain — 3 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo del Anis and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Machaquito Anis & Licores (in Rute) and Parque Nacional Sierra de las Nieves (in Tolox). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum Jorge Rando and pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de la Victoria.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Malaga trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Formentera to Malaga in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. November in Malaga sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Funchal.
more
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:

Funchal, Portugal — 3 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then take in the awesome beauty at Pico Ruivo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Funchal planning website.

You can fly from Malaga to Funchal in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Malaga in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Funchal, with lows around 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Mon) before leaving for Lanzarote.
more
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 28:

Lanzarote, Spain — 2 nights

Today, the entire island is a World Biosphere Reserve, with over 500 different kinds of plants, 17 of which are endemic.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Papagayo Beach, then get outside with Thidays Ocean Adventures, and then see the interesting displays at Fundacion Cesar Manrique.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lanzarote holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Funchal to Lanzarote takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You'll set off for Dubrovnik on the 30th (Wed).
more
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Transportation
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:

Dubrovnik, Croatia — 4 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Red History Museum and Minceta Fortress. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the long history of Revelin Fortress, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Annunciation.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Lanzarote to Dubrovnik by combination of bus and flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lanzarote in December, things will get a bit cooler in Dubrovnik: highs are around 15°C and lows about 6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Mon) before leaving for home.
more
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping · Adventure
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 5:

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
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

Croatia travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.
more