25 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
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Marbella, Spain
— 2 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Coimbra, Portugal
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, stroll around Parque del Retiro, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid road trip website.

Miami, USA to Madrid is an approximately 11.5-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 Miami in October, you will find days in Madrid are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are colder (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to fly to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 3 nights

City of Towers

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.
Seville is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, admire the landmark architecture of Torre del Oro, and don't miss a visit to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seville trip builder website.

Fly from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 61°F in Seville. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ronda.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Tours
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Ronda, Spain — 2 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Puente Nuevo, take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, examine the collection at Museo Lara, then take a stroll through Old City, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa Del Rey Moro.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Ronda day trip tool.

You can drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Ronda are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marbella.
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Marbella, Spain — 2 nights

Spanish Riviera

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Here are some ideas for day two: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, go for a stroll along the water at Puerto Banus Marina, then take in the waterfront at Paseo Maritimo, and finally wander the streets of Marbella Old Town.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Marbella tour planner.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Marbella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Marbella are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.
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Granada, Spain — 2 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 18th (Tue), wander the streets of Albayzin, then stop by Laguna Taller De Taracea, then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then admire the natural beauty at Generalife.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada visit planner.

You can drive from Marbella to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marbella in October, Granada is slightly colder at night with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), and shop like a local with La Boqueria.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Barcelona road trip planning tool.

Fly from Granada to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Granada in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 60°F in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 3 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Dedicate the 25th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, explore the activities along Douro River, and take in the waterfront activity at Ribeira do Porto.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Porto day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Porto takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Porto due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coimbra.
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Coimbra, Portugal — 1 night

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 26th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Portugal dos Pequenitos, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, then pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Miguel, and finally take in the exciting artwork at A Camponeza. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Capelas Imperfeitas, steep yourself in history at Batalha Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de Cristo, and finally walk around Mata Nacional dos Sete Montes.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbra online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Porto to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Palace, &more). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon visit app.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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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.
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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.
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