44 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

44 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Sintra, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Evora, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Tomar, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Coimbra, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Montserrat, Spain
— 2 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
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Cordoba, Spain
— 4 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Toledo, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 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.
Lisbon is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and wander the streets of Alfama.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon online trip maker.

Miami, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Miami to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Miami in May; daily highs in Lisbon reach 75°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sintra.
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Sintra, Portugal — 2 nights

Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
On the 5th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena, admire the striking features of Sintra National Palace, then step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Cascais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Boca do Inferno, then take in the pleasant sights at Cabo da Roca, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo dos Mouros.

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Sintra is just a stone's throw from Lisbon. In May, daytime highs in Sintra are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Evora.
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Evora, Portugal — 4 nights

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Venture out of the city with trips to Monsaraz (Urban and Traditional Center of Monsaraz & Monsaraz Castle and Walls) and Ervideira (in Reguengos de Monsaraz). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, steep yourself in history at Aqueduto da Agua de Prata, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Evora online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Sintra to Evora in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Evora are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tomar.
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Tomar, Portugal — 2 nights

Tomar, also known in English as Thomar, is a city and a municipality in Santarém District in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): make a trip to Escadinhas de Nossa Senhora da Piedade, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista, then appreciate the history behind Estatua de D. Gualdim Pais, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Tomar, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento de Cristo. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batalha Monastery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Alcobaca.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tomar trip planner.

Getting from Evora to Tomar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Evora, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Tomar, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coimbra.
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Coimbra, Portugal — 2 nights

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Step out of Coimbra with an excursion to Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco in Guimaraes--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, and don't miss a visit to Torre da Universidade de Coimbra.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Coimbra trip planner.

You can drive from Tomar to Coimbra in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 2 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 15th (Mon), take a stroll through Ribeira do Porto, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Porto trip maker.

Getting from Coimbra to Porto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Porto sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico, don't miss a visit to Botafumeiro, then don't miss a visit to Hostal dos Reis Católicos, then make a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Compostela online trip planner.

Drive from Porto to Santiago de Compostela in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Santiago de Compostela when traveling from Porto in May, with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to fly 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: don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and stop by Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic).

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona visit planner.

You can fly from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Santiago de Compostela in May, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 71°F and 57°F. On the 22nd (Mon), you're off to Montserrat.
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Montserrat, Spain — 2 nights

On the 22nd (Mon), see the interesting displays at Montserrat Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Cueva de Montserrat, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sant Jeroni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): do a tasting at Recaredo, then learn about winemaking at Freixenet, then do a tasting at Caves Anna d’ Codorniu, and finally do a tasting at Familia Torres.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Montserrat trip website.

Drive from Barcelona to Montserrat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Montserrat, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can fly 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.
On the 24th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Valencia Cathedral and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): explore the activities along Jardi del Turia.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Valencia online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Montserrat to Valencia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Valencia are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Granada.
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Granada, Spain — 3 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.
Granada is known for historic sites, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Alhambra, wander the streets of Albayzin, visit Sacromonte, and admire the natural beauty at Generalife.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Granada trip builder website.

You can fly from Valencia to Granada in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Malaga.
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Malaga, Spain — 2 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Explore Malaga's surroundings by going to Ronda (Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, El Tajo de Ronda, &more) and Nerja (Burriana Beach, Fundación Cueva de Nerja, &more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malaga Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Puerto de Málaga, and stroll around Parque de Malaga.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Malaga trip planner.

You can drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Malaga when traveling from Granada in May, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.
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Cordoba, Spain — 4 nights

Pearl of Muslim Spain

Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Cordoba is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, snap pictures at Roman Bridge, and get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cordoba trip planner.

Getting from Malaga to Cordoba by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Malaga in June: highs in Cordoba hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Seville.
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Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 5:

Seville, Spain — 2 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: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and steep yourself in history at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seville trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in June, plan for slightly colder days in Seville, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Toledo.
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Toledo, Spain — 3 nights

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.
On the 8th (Thu), browse the exhibits of El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santo Tomé, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Santa Cruz, then don't miss a visit to Puerta de Bisagra, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Palace of Aranjuez, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antica Roma Gallery. On your second day here, wander the streets of Casco Historico de Toledo, get engrossed in the history at Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Greco, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Toledo sightseeing planning website.

You can fly from Seville to Toledo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Toledo are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 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, admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico, stroll around Casa de Campo, and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Toledo to Madrid in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Madrid are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. You will leave for home on the 13th (Tue).
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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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