34 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

34 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Fatima, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive
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Barcelos, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive
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Ponte de Lima, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive
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Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive
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Redondela, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Caldas de Reis, Spain
— 1 night
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 2 nights
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Gijon, Spain
— 3 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Pamplona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Zaragoza, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Toledo, Spain
— 1 day
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Valladolid, Spain
— 1 night
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Segovia, Spain
— 1 night
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena) and Zazule (in Cascais). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Belém Tower, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and visit Alfama.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planner.

Madrid, Spain to Lisbon is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Madrid in July, expect Lisbon to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Fatima.
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Fatima, Portugal — 2 nights

Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Change things up with these side-trips from Fatima: Nazare (Miradouro do Suberco & Praia da Nazare) and Obidos Village (in Obidos). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, see the interesting displays at O Milagre de Fatima - Museu Interativo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela Das Aparicoes, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento Ao Sagrado Coracao de Jesus.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fatima travel route builder site.

Drive from Lisbon to Fatima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in July, expect nights in Fatima to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Porto.
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Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Porto, Portugal — 1 night

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.
For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Porto road trip planning app.

You can drive from Fatima to Porto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Porto, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Barcelos.
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Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

Barcelos, Portugal — 1 night

On the 27th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Paco dos Condes de Barcelos, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then don't miss a visit to Castro de São Lourenço.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelos visit planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Barcelos takes an hour. In July in Barcelos, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ponte de Lima.
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Ponte de Lima, Portugal — 1 night

Ponte de Lima, is the oldest vila in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): examine the collection at Museu do Brinquedo Portugues, then see the interesting displays at O Navio Gil Eannes, then don't miss a visit to Largo de Camoes, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Romana e Medieval.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ponte de Lima online vacation planner.

You can drive from Barcelos to Ponte de Lima in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelos to Ponte de Lima due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Ponte de Lima are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Arcos de Valdevez.
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Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal — 1 night

Arcos de Valdevez is a municipality along the northern frontier of Portugal and Galicia (Spain). Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Passadicos do Sistelo, don't miss a visit to Espigueiros de Soajo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Lapa.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Arcos de Valdevez road trip app.

Arcos de Valdevez is very close to Ponte de Lima. In July in Arcos de Valdevez, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Redondela.
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Redondela, Spain — 1 night

Redondela is a town in the province of Pontevedra, Galicia, northwestern Spain. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): snap pictures at Ponte Medieval de Pontesampaio, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Soutomaior, then immerse yourself in nature at Ecoparque Municipal de Marin, and finally don't miss a visit to Puente de Rande.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Redondela driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Arcos de Valdevez to Redondela takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Redondela sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Caldas de Reis.
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Caldas de Reis, Spain — 1 night

On the 31st (Sun), admire the local landmark of Fuente termal, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Quiromasaje Angel Antelo, and then take in the views from Roman Bridge.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Caldas de Reis road trip planner.

Getting from Redondela to Caldas de Reis by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. July in Caldas de Reis sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Santiago de Compostela.
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Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Santiago de Compostela, Spain — 2 nights

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico and then stroll around Parque de la Alameda. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, make a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro, then don't miss a visit to Botafumeiro, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Vista Galicia - Day Tours.

Make your Santiago de Compostela itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Caldas de Reis to Santiago de Compostela by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Caldas de Reis in July, you will find days in Santiago de Compostela are little chillier (27°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Gijon.
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Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Gijon, Spain — 3 nights

Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. Step out of Gijon to go to Teverga Municipality and see TeverAstur Senda del Oso, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Lorenzo, admire the striking features of Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, meet the residents at Bioparc Acuario de Gijon, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico Atlantico.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Gijon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Santiago de Compostela to Gijon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Gijon sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 5th (Fri), you'll travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain — 2 nights

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.
On the 6th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Monte Igueldo, then view the masterpieces at Arteuparte, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at La Concha Beach, walk around Gipuzkoa plaza, then wander the streets of Parte Vieja, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Monte Urgull.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia online route planner.

Traveling by car from Gijon to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August in San Sebastian - Donostia, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Pamplona.
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Pamplona, Spain — 2 nights

Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Plaza del Castillo, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire the landmark architecture of Catedral de Pamplona, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento al Encierro. On your second day here, make a trip to Palacio Real de Olite, learn about all things military at Fortress and Walls of Pamplona, and then see where the action happens at Plaza de Toros de Pamplona.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pamplona trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Sebastian - Donostia to Pamplona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in August, you will find days in Pamplona are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are slightly colder (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zaragoza.
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Zaragoza, Spain — 2 nights

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Del Salvador, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Palacio de la Aljaferia and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monasterio de Piedra.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zaragoza trip planner.

Drive from Pamplona to Zaragoza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, Zaragoza is somewhat warmer than Pamplona - with highs of 38°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 12th (Fri), walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then take a stroll through Las Ramblas, and finally make a trip to The Magic Fountain.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planning app.

You can drive from Zaragoza to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Zaragoza in August: highs in Barcelona hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Valencia.
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Valencia, Spain — 2 nights

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia, make a trip to Micalet - Miguelete, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Jardi del Turia. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bioparc Valencia.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Valencia road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Valencia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can fly to Toledo.
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Toledo, Spain — 1 day

Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santo Tomé, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, visit Casco Historico de Toledo, then get engrossed in the history at Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito, and finally don't miss a visit to Mirador del Valle.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Toledo road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Toledo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Toledo sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Valladolid.
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Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Valladolid, Spain — 1 night

A city of booming industry with a strong emphasis on leisure and cultural involvement, Valladolid is also known for its historical heritage and medieval feel.
To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Valladolid online vacation maker.

Getting from Toledo to Valladolid by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, Valladolid is a bit cooler than Toledo - with highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C. On the 17th (Wed), you're off to Segovia.
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Segovia, Spain — 1 night

As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial and then admire the natural beauty at Casita de Infante. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Torre Campanario De La Catedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Segovia, then explore the historical opulence of Alcazar of Segovia, and finally don't miss a visit to Acueduct of Segovia.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Segovia travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Valladolid to Segovia by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Valladolid in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Segovia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

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: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and walk around Casa de Campo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Segovia to Madrid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Madrid sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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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.
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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.
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