7 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

7 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Nazare, Portugal
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Figueira da Foz, Portugal
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Porto, Portugal
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Mondim de Basto, Portugal
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Povoa de Lanhoso, Portugal
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Melgaco, Portugal
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Vigo, Spain
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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La Coruna, Spain
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Salamanca, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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Badajoz, Spain
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Evora, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon online route planner.

August in Lisbon sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. You will leave for Nazare on the 29th (Mon).
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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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré.

For more things to do and tourist information, go to the Nazare online tour planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Nazare by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in August, expect nights in Nazare to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Figueira da Foz.
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Figueira da Foz, Portugal — 1 night

Figueira da Foz, also known as Figueira for short, is a city and a municipality in the Coimbra District, in Portugal. For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Figueira da Foz visit planning website.

Drive from Nazare to Figueira da Foz in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Figueira da Foz are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 30th (Tue), you're off to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal

Unvanquished City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and then contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Figueira da Foz to Porto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Porto, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Mondim de Basto.
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Mondim de Basto, Portugal — 1 night

Mondim de Basto is a municipality in the district of Vila Real in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Serra do Viso.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mondim de Basto tour planner.

Getting from Porto to Mondim de Basto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Povoa de Lanhoso.
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Povoa de Lanhoso, Portugal

Póvoa de Lanhoso is a municipality in the district of Braga, Portugal. To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Povoa de Lanhoso travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mondim de Basto to Povoa de Lanhoso in 1.5 hours. August in Povoa de Lanhoso sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will leave for Melgaco on the 31st (Wed).
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Melgaco, Portugal

Melgaço is a municipality in Viana do Castelo District in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): deepen your knowledge of military history at Castelo de Melgaco - Torre de Menagem and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Melgaco online route builder.

Traveling by car from Povoa de Lanhoso to Melgaco takes 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Povoa de Lanhoso to Melgaco is 1 hour. In August in Melgaco, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Vigo.
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Vigo, Spain — 1 night

Vigo is a city and municipality in the province of Pontevedra, in Galicia, north-west Spain on the Atlantic Ocean. To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Vigo trip app.

You can drive from Melgaco to Vigo in an hour. August in Vigo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll set off for Santiago de Compostela on the 1st (Thu).
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain — 1 night

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Santiago de Compostela trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to La Coruna.
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La Coruna, Spain

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our La Coruna holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Santiago de Compostela to La Coruna in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in La Coruna can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You will leave for Salamanca on the 2nd (Fri).
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Salamanca, Spain

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), and then contemplate the long history of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva).

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Salamanca planning tool.

You can drive from La Coruna to Salamanca in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from La Coruna in September, you will find days in Salamanca are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are slightly colder (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Madrid.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): wander the streets of Barrio de Salamanca and then wander the streets of Gran Via.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Madrid online trip planner.

Getting from Salamanca to Madrid by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Madrid when traveling from Salamanca in September, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Badajoz.
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Badajoz, Spain — 1 night

Badajoz is the capital of the Province of Badajoz in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Badajoz visit planner.

You can drive from Madrid to Badajoz in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. September in Badajoz sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.
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Evora, Portugal

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 4th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco and then steep yourself in history at Muralhas de Evora.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read Evora trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Badajoz to Evora in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. September in Evora sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive 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

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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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