34 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Fatima, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
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Barcelos, Portugal
— 1 night
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Ponte de Lima, Portugal
— 1 night
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Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal
— 1 night
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Redondela, Spain
— 1 night
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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

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena) and Zazule (in Cascais). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, wander the streets of Alfama, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip maker tool.

Madrid, Spain to Lisbon is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fatima: Obidos Village (in Obidos) and Nazare (Miradouro do Suberco & Praia da Nazare). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, see the interesting displays at O Milagre de Fatima - Museu Interativo, pause for some photo ops at Monumento Ao Sagrado Coracao de Jesus, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela Das Aparicoes.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read Fatima day trip planning website.

Drive from Lisbon to Fatima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in August, you will find days in Fatima are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 1 night

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
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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 August, daytime highs in Porto are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Barcelos.
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Barcelos, Portugal — 1 night

On the 20th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Paco dos Condes de Barcelos, then glide peacefully along 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.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelos sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Barcelos takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Barcelos can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can 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 21st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museu do Brinquedo Portugues, examine the collection at O Navio Gil Eannes, then make a trip to Largo de Camoes, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Romana e Medieval.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ponte de Lima sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Barcelos to Ponte de Lima takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelos to Ponte de Lima is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough 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). Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stroll through Passadicos do Sistelo, then don't miss a visit to Espigueiros de Soajo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Lapa.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Arcos de Valdevez day trip planner.

Arcos de Valdevez is just a short distance from Ponte de Lima. In August, daytime highs in Arcos de Valdevez are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive 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 23rd (Tue): take in the views from Ponte Medieval de Pontesampaio, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Soutomaior, then stop by Ecoparque Municipal de Marin, and finally don't miss a visit to Puente de Rande.

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You can drive from Arcos de Valdevez to Redondela in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Caldas de Reis.
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Caldas de Reis, Spain — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): ponder the design of Fuente termal, relax and rejuvenate at Quiromasaje Angel Antelo, and then take in the views from Roman Bridge.

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Traveling by car from Redondela to Caldas de Reis takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Caldas de Reis can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to 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 25th (Thu), make a trip to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico and then stroll around Parque de la Alameda. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, make a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro, then don't miss a visit to Botafumeiro, and finally grab your bike and head to Vista Galicia - Day Tours.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Compostela journey planner.

Traveling by car from Caldas de Reis to Santiago de Compostela takes an hour. August in Santiago de Compostela sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gijon.
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Gijon, Spain — 3 nights

Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. Change things up with a short trip to TeverAstur Senda del Oso in Teverga Municipality (about 1h 5 min away). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de San Lorenzo, tour or see a show at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, walk around Santa Catalina Headland (Cerro de Santa Catalina), and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Bioparc Acuario de Gijon.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gijon online holiday planner.

You can drive from Santiago de Compostela to Gijon in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You'll set off for San Sebastian - Donostia on the 29th (Mon).
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): 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: enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach, stroll around Gipuzkoa plaza, then wander the streets of Parte Vieja, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Urgull.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia trip builder tool.

Getting from Gijon to San Sebastian - Donostia by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car 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. On the 1st (Thu), don't miss a visit to Plaza del Castillo, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Pamplona, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento al Encierro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Palacio Real de Olite, then browse the exhibits of Fortress and Walls of Pamplona, and then see where the action happens at Plaza de Toros de Pamplona.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pamplona online trip maker.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Pamplona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in August, you will find days in Pamplona are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are slightly colder (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Zaragoza.
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Zaragoza, Spain — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Del Salvador, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Palacio de la Aljaferia and then pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio de Piedra.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zaragoza trip builder.

Traveling by car from Pamplona to Zaragoza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Pamplona in September, Zaragoza is a bit warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can take a train to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stroll around Parc Guell, then make a trip to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and finally make a trip to Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), then wander the streets of Las Ramblas, and finally admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Zaragoza to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Valencia.
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Valencia, Spain — 2 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): hunt for treasures 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 explore the activities along Jardi del Turia. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Bioparc Valencia.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Valencia trip maker.

You can drive from Barcelona to Valencia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. September in Valencia sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Toledo.
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Toledo, Spain — 1 day

City of Three Cultures

Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Church of Santo Tomé, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada, take in the spiritual surroundings of El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, then take a stroll through Casco Historico de Toledo, then get engrossed in the history at Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito, and finally make a trip to Mirador del Valle.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Toledo online travel planner.

Fly from Valencia to Toledo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Valencia in September since evenings lows in Toledo dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Valladolid.
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Valladolid, Spain — 1 night

Land of Castles

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 find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Valladolid trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Toledo to Valladolid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Toledo in September, things will get little chillier in Valladolid: highs are around 28°C and lows about 11°C. You will leave for Segovia on the 10th (Sat).
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Segovia, Spain — 1 night

Light of Castilla

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial and then admire the natural beauty at Casita de Infante. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Torre Campanario De La Catedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Segovia, then brush up on your military savvy at Alcazar of Segovia, and finally make a trip to Acueduct of Segovia.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Segovia trip itinerary planning website.

Take a train from Valladolid to Segovia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Segovia when traveling from Valladolid in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 4 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, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and stroll around Casa de Campo.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Madrid trip maker site.

Getting from Segovia to Madrid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September in Madrid, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time 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 · 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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