26 days in Spain, Portugal & Lourdes Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
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Alcantara, Spain
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Fatima, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Nazare, Portugal
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Coimbra, Portugal
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Peneda-Geres National Park, Portugal
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Allariz, Spain
— 1 night
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 2 nights
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Ribadeo, Spain
— 2 nights
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Oviedo, Spain
— 1 night
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Santillana del Mar, Spain
— 1 night
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Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Lourdes, France
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Zaragoza, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Spain — 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
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Orlando, USA to Madrid is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Orlando to Madrid. Traveling from Orlando in April, expect Madrid to be a bit cooler, temps between 67°F and 47°F. You'll set off for Alcantara on the 19th (Wed).
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Alcantara, Spain — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Puente de Alcantara.

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Traveling by car from Madrid to Alcantara takes 3.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Thu) before leaving for Fatima.
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Fatima, Portugal

Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Fatima journey planner.

Traveling by car from Alcantara to Fatima takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Alcantara to Fatima due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, then stop by Alfama, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fatima to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nazare.
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Nazare, Portugal

Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nazare online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lisbon to Nazare in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Coimbra.
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Coimbra, Portugal

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Coimbra online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Nazare to Coimbra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive 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.
On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Ribeira do Porto, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Guimaraes, and then do a tasting at Graham's Port Lodge.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Porto are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Peneda-Geres National Park.
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Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peneda-Geres National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Peneda-Geres National Park road trip planning site.

Getting from Porto to Peneda-Geres National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Allariz.
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Allariz, Spain — 1 night

The town of Allariz is in the province of Ourense, Autonomous Community of Galicia, Spain. For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Allariz online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Peneda-Geres National Park to Allariz in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Peneda-Geres National Park to Allariz is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Allariz can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Thu) before leaving for Santiago de Compostela.
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain — 2 nights

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
On the 27th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Castro de Santa Trega and then snap pictures at Puente Romanico De Allariz. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico, steep yourself in history at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, then don't miss a visit to Plaza del Obradoiro, and finally make a trip to Palacio de Raxoi.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Santiago de Compostela road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Allariz to Santiago de Compostela takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Santiago de Compostela are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Ribadeo.
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Ribadeo, Spain — 2 nights

Ribadeo is a municipality in the Spanish province of Lugo in Galicia. On the 29th (Sat), examine the collection at Museo Molinos Mazonovo and then explore the ancient world of Castros De Asturias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through As Catedrais Beach.

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Traveling by car from Santiago de Compostela to Ribadeo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Ribadeo, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Oviedo.
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Oviedo, Spain — 1 night

Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Calle Uria.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Oviedo holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Ribadeo to Oviedo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Oviedo sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Santillana del Mar.
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Santillana del Mar, Spain — 1 night

Santillana del Mar is a historic town situated in Cantabria, Spain. To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Santillana del Mar online visit planner.

You can drive from Oviedo to Santillana del Mar in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Bilbao.
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Bilbao, Spain — 2 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Bilbao is known for museums, fun & games, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, wander the streets of Casco Viejo, and snap pictures at Vizcaya Bridge.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bilbao attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Santillana del Mar to Bilbao takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santillana del Mar in May: highs in Bilbao hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to San Sebastian - Donostia.
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain — 3 nights

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Igueldo and then wander the streets of Parte Vieja.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Sebastian - Donostia trip builder tool.

Getting from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in San Sebastian - Donostia can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Lourdes.
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Lourdes, France — 2 nights

Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. On the 8th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, and then take an in-depth tour of Le Petit Lourdes. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix, get engrossed in the history at Musee Sainte-Bernadette, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint-Pie X, then explore the galleries of Moulin de Boly - Maison Natale de Bernadette, and finally examine the collection at Musée de Cire.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lourdes day trip website.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Lourdes by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lourdes, with lows of 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for Zaragoza.
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Zaragoza, Spain — 1 night

City of Four Cultures

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Plaza del Pilar as well as Free Tour Zaragoza. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Puente de Piedra and then do sightseeing your way with Free Tour Zaragoza.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zaragoza trip planner.

You can drive from Lourdes to Zaragoza in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Lourdes in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Zaragoza: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Madrid driving holiday planning tool.

You can take a train from Zaragoza to Madrid in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Spain travel guide

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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

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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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