30 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

30 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Zaragoza, Spain
— 3 nights
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Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salamanca, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
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Ronda, Spain
— 1 night
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC and Joan Miro Foundation. Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Platja de Canyelles. Venture out of the city with trips to Tossa de Mar (Platja d’es Codolar & Vila Vella (Old Town)). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, ponder the design of The Magic Fountain, make a trip to Palau Guell, and see the interesting displays at Poble Espanyol.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Barcelona travel route builder app.

London, UK to Barcelona is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in February, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can take a train to Zaragoza.
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Zaragoza, Spain — 3 nights

City of Four Cultures

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Let the collections at Museo Pablo Gargallo and Emoz capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar and Palacio de la Aljaferia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zaragoza: Museo de Arte Sacro Nuestra Senora de la Pena (in Agreda) and Bardenas Reales (in Valtierra). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo De Tapices Y Capitular De La Seo, get a new perspective on nature at Museo de Ciencias Naturales, and explore the world behind art at Museo Goya Coleccion Ibercaja.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Zaragoza day trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Zaragoza takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Zaragoza when traveling from Barcelona in February, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bilbao.
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Bilbao, Spain — 2 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take a stroll through Casco Viejo, explore the world behind art at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Here are some ideas for day two: experience the excitement of La Ribera Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa De Berria, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa La Salve, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Plentzia.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Bilbao trip planner.

Drive from Zaragoza to Bilbao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 11th (Sat), wander the streets of Casco Historico de Toledo, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, then walk around Parque de la Bombilla, and finally head outdoors with Picnic Madrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then make a trip to Plaza Mayor.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid road trip planning app.

Getting from Bilbao to Madrid by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. February in Madrid sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Salamanca.
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Salamanca, Spain — 2 nights

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
On the 13th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Centro de Turismo Rural Valle Agadon, get to know the fascinating history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, then get a sense of history and politics at Universidad de Salamanca, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa de las Conchas.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Salamanca travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Madrid to Salamanca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 0°C in Salamanca. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to 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. 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.
On the 15th (Wed), get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then look for gifts at Livraria Lello, and finally walk around Museu Serralves. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then head outdoors with Oporto Buggy Adventure.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Porto online visit planner.

You can drive from Salamanca to Porto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Salamanca in February: high temperatures in Porto hover around 16°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

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 17th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, then admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, get up close to creatures of the deep with Feathers & Scales, and then steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lagos.
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Lagos, Portugal — 2 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana, then explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, and finally enjoy the sea views from Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha, then kick back and relax at Praia da Falesia, and then kick back and relax at Praia dos Olhos de Água.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lagos trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Lagos are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in breathtaking views at El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro, then contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, and then admire the striking features of Plaza de España.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Seville trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lagos to Seville due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Ronda.
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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.
On the 22nd (Wed), delve into the distant past at Baños Arabes, admire the striking features of Casa Del Rey Moro, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda, then see the interesting displays at Museo Lara, and finally wander the streets of Old City.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ronda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February in Ronda, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Granada.
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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 23rd (Thu): engage your brain at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias), then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): take a stroll through Albayzin, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Granada trip planner.

You can drive from Ronda to Granada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Ronda in February, plan for little chillier days in Granada, with highs around 14°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and Valencia Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Guadalest Valley and La Lonja de la Seda. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Valencia: Javea (Playa del Arenal & Playa de la Grava), Denia (Cala Denia & Punta Negra) and Calpe (Promenade of Calpe & Playa de Levante o la Fossa). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Casco Antiguo.

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Fly from Granada to Valencia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in February, you will find days in Valencia are a bit warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Get in touch with nature at Playa de La Barceloneta and Lloret Beach. Get some historical perspective at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. Step out of Barcelona to go to Lloret de Mar and see Museu del Mar - Can Garriga, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Explore Barcelona further: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, take a stroll through Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip builder site.

You can fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Valencia in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel 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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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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