22 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

22 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner
Make it your trip
Fly to Madrid, Train to Salamanca
1
Salamanca, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Serra da Estrela, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive
3
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Braga, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive
5
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 1 night
Fly
6
Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
7
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
8
Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
9
Logrono, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive
10
Burgos, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
11
Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23

Salamanca, Spain — 2 nights

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Plaza de Anaya and then take in the spiritual surroundings of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Universidad de Salamanca, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja).

For photos and tourist information, you can read our Salamanca travel itinerary planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Salamanca is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. While traveling from Sao Paulo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Salamanca, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Serra da Estrela.
more
Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

Serra da Estrela, Portugal — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): make a trip to Torre, take a memorable drive along Vale Glaciar do Zezere, then stroll through Covao Dos Conchos, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serra da Estrela.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Serra da Estrela online road trip planner.

Getting from Salamanca to Serra da Estrela by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salamanca to Serra da Estrela due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Porto.
more
Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

Porto, Portugal — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela das Almas, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja dos Carmelitas, stop by Garrafeira do Carmo, then stop by Livraria Lello, and finally wander the streets of Ribeira do Porto. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Porto trip planner.

Drive from Serra da Estrela to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Braga.
more
Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Braga, Portugal — 1 night

Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
On the 9th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Bom Jesus da Cruz and then see the interesting displays at Mosteiro de Sao Martinho de Tibaes.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Braga day trip tool.

You can drive from Porto to Braga in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Braga are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Santiago de Compostela.
more
Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

Santiago de Compostela, Spain — 1 night

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): make a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Santiago de Compostela trip website.

You can drive from Braga to Santiago de Compostela in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Braga to Santiago de Compostela is 1 hour. In July in Santiago de Compostela, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Bilbao.
more
Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

Bilbao, Spain — 1 night

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva and then admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bilbao itinerary maker.

Getting from Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bilbao when traveling from Santiago de Compostela in July, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.
more
Museums
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): visit Parte Vieja, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Igueldo, then kick back and relax at La Concha Beach, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in San Sebastian - Donostia are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bilbao.
more
Tours · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Bilbao, Spain — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bilbao trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Logrono.
more
Tours · Wineries
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

Logrono, Spain — 3 nights

Logroño is a city in northern Spain, on the Ebro River. Step out of Logrono to go to Ollauri and see Bodega Conde de los Andes, which is approximately 36 minutes away. It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Bodegas Tritium.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Logrono tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bilbao to Logrono in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bilbao in July: highs in Logrono hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Burgos.
more
Wineries
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

Burgos, Spain — 1 night

Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral De Burgos and then make a trip to Plaza del Mio Cid.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Burgos online visit planner.

Drive from Logrono to Burgos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Logrono in July, expect Burgos to be a bit cooler, temps between 81°F and 54°F. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Madrid.
more
Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Madrid, Spain — 6 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Segovia (Alcazar of Segovia & Acueduct of Segovia) and Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, Catedral Primada, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip maker website.

Getting from Burgos to Madrid by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Burgos in July, expect Madrid to be somewhat warmer, temps between 94°F and 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 23:

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · 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.
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