15 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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15 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
4
Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Johannesburg, South Africa


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2
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Serra de Tramuntana and Castell de Bellver are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa de Alcudia and Cala Agulla. Venture out of the city with trips to Cala Millor Beach (in Cala Millor), Playa del Puerto de Pollensa (in Port de Pollenca) and Playa de Muro (in Playa de Muro). There's more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Palma Aquarium and make a trip to Passeig des Born.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Palma de Mallorca trip itinerary app.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Palma de Mallorca is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Palma de Mallorca is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, expect nights in Palma de Mallorca to be much warmer, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cala Agulla, Playa del Puerto de Pollensa, Playa de Muro, Playa de Alcudia, Cala Millor Beach
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Playa del Puerto de Pollensa
Playa del Puerto de Pollensa
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 20th (Sat), pick up some local products at La Boqueria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then wander the streets of Las Ramblas, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Artevistas Gallery. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, stroll around Parc Guell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona day trip planning site.

You can fly from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 22nd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, then get a taste of the local shopping with Gran Via, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid driving holiday planning app.

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in June: highs in Madrid hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Get outdoors at Ponta Da Piedale and Praia do Camilo. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Falesia Beach and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia Gale (in Gale) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana, stroll through Meia Praia, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lagos online itinerary planner.

Getting from Madrid to Lagos by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lagos. Traveling from Madrid in June, you will find days in Lagos are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Portimao
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia Gale ©
Praia Gale

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Praia da ursa. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take a stroll through Alfama, don't miss a visit to Rossio Square, and shop like a local with Avenida da Liberdade.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planning site.

You can drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Lagos in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Lisbon, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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