20 days in Portugal, Barcelona & South of Spain Itinerary

20 days in Portugal, Barcelona & South of Spain Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
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Ronda, Spain
— 1 night
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Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly to Flores Airport, Drive to Santa Cruz das Flores
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Santa Cruz das Flores, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Criacao Velha, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain

— 2 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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. There's more to do: stroll around Parc Guell and appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona attractions planner.

Columbus, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Columbus to Barcelona. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Columbus in October, with highs in Barcelona at 73°F and lows at 60°F. You'll set off for Seville on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and then visit Barrio Santa Cruz.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Seville online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Seville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. On the 30th (Sat), you're off to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:

Granada, Spain

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Alhambra and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along TrikeTours and then get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Granada journey planner.

Drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 54°F in Granada. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:

Ronda, Spain

— 1 night

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, and then wander the streets of Old City.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ronda itinerary planner.

Drive from Granada to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Granada in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 48°F in Ronda. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:

Malaga, Spain

— 1 night

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Malaga tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ronda to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Malaga, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. On the 3rd (Wed), you're off to Lisbon.

Things to do in Malaga

Outdoors · Nightlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon day trip planning site.

Fly from Malaga to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in Lisbon are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:
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Ponta Delgada, Portugal

— 2 nights
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo. On the next day, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada takes 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ponta Delgada when traveling from Lisbon in November, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Santa Cruz das Flores.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:

Santa Cruz das Flores, Portugal

— 2 nights
Santa Cruz das Flores is a municipality situated in the north half of the island of Flores, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. On the 5th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Rocha dos Bordoes and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz das Flores trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ponta Delgada to Santa Cruz das Flores. November in Santa Cruz das Flores sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 59°F at night. On the 7th (Sun), you'll travel to Criacao Velha.

Things to do in Santa Cruz das Flores

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:

Criacao Velha, Portugal

— 3 nights
Get some cultural insight at Tripix Azores and Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum). Visiting Trilha de Vinhas and Parque Florestal de Sao Joao will get you outdoors.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Criacao Velha itinerary maker site.

Drive from Santa Cruz das Flores to Criacao Velha in 19 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Criacao Velha can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Criacao Velha

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 10:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

On the 10th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and then wander the streets of Alfama.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Lisbon road trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Criacao Velha to Lisbon. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Criacao Velha to Lisbon. Traveling from Criacao Velha in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 50°F in Lisbon. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:

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.

Pico travel guide

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Wine Tours & Tastings · Mountains · Specialty Museums