13 days in Spain, Tavira & Faro Itinerary

13 days in Spain, Tavira & Faro Itinerary

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Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
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Huelva, Spain
— 3 nights
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Tavira, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Faro, Portugal
— 1 night
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Granada: Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja, Balcony of Europe, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Chapel of Granada, take a stroll through Albayzin, and stop by Artesania del Arbol.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Granada tour site.

Madrid to Granada is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 1 night

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.
On the 5th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory, steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, and finally make a trip to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol). On the next day, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Santa Marta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, and finally admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa.

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Getting from Granada to Seville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Huelva.
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Huelva, Spain — 3 nights

Huelva is a city in southwestern Spain, the capital of the province of Huelva in the autonomous region of Andalusia. Take a break from Huelva with a short trip to Parque Nacional de Donana in Sanlucar de Barrameda, about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Cuesta Maneli, make a trip to Ayuntamiento de Huelva, and take a leisurely stroll along Muelle de las Carabelas.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Huelva day trip planner.

Getting from Seville to Huelva by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seville in September: highs in Huelva hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Tavira.
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Tavira, Portugal — 4 nights

Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ilha da Fuzeta (in Fuseta) and Ilha da Culatra (in Olhao). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Tavira Island, kick back and relax at Praia de Monte Gordo, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Pedro Goncalves Telmo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Barril.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tavira itinerary website.

Getting from Huelva to Tavira by car takes about an hour. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Faro.
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Faro, Portugal — 1 night

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): make a splash at Aquashow Park.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Faro travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tavira to Faro takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Faro are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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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Province of Huelva travel guide

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Caves · Landmarks · Churches
An important region in maritime history, the Province of Huelva is known for Christopher Colombus’ famous sailing to the Americas in 1492. Although one of the lesser-known regions of Spain, its delayed influx of tourism has allowed the region to develop culturally and economically without interruption. Bordered by the beautiful Morena mountain range in the north and unspoiled Atlantic beaches in the east, the region is home to the 24,000 hectare (60,000 acre) of wetlands and wildlife that comprise the Coto de Doñana national park.
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