34 days in Spain, Portugal & Biarritz Itinerary

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Huelva, Spain
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Faro, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Evora, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Fatima, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Coimbra, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 3 nights
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Gijon, Spain
— 3 nights
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Valladolid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Pamplona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Biarritz, France
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Huelva, Spain — 1 night

Huelva is a city in southwestern Spain, the capital of the province of Huelva in the autonomous region of Andalusia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Monumento a la Fe Descubridora, then examine the collection at Casa Museo Zenobia Y Juan Ramón Jiménez, then head outdoors with Parque Moret, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Nuestra Senora de La Cinta. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Palacio de Mora Claros, look for all kinds of wild species at Las Marismas de Odiel, then pause for some photo ops at Monumento a La Fe Descubridora, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Paseo Maritimo de la Ria.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Huelva attractions planner.

Seville to Huelva is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Huelva are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Faro.
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Faro, Portugal — 2 nights

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 16th (Tue): make a trip to Rua Dom Francisco Gomes, surround yourself with nature on Far-Eco Tuk, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the next day, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Quarteira, then sample the tasty concoctions at Algarve Rock Brewery, and finally admire the striking features of Arco da Vila Interpretative Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Faro trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Huelva to Faro takes 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Huelva to Faro due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Huelva in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Faro: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoa dos Salgados, then kick back and relax at Praia da Senhora da Rocha, then hike along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): go for a stroll along the water at Marina de Lagos, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then stop by Mar d'Estorias, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural de Lagos.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lagos online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Faro to Lagos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Evora.
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Evora, Portugal — 3 nights

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Explore hidden gems such as Inalentejo Guided Tours and Pateo de Sao Miguel. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia, make a trip to Celeiro Comum de Evoramonte, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and examine the collection at Aldeia da Terra.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Evora trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Lagos to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Lagos in May since evenings lows in Evora dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Fatima.
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Fatima, Portugal — 2 nights

Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. On the 23rd (Tue), make a trip to Santuario do Senhor Jesus da Pedra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Tiago Church, learn about winemaking at Vinhos Cortem, then pause for some serene contemplation at Capelas Imperfeitas, and finally don't miss a visit to Poco do Arneiro. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Joao Paulo II and then pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fatima journey site.

Getting from Evora to Fatima by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Evora in May: highs in Fatima hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Coimbra.
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Coimbra, Portugal — 3 nights

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praia Fluvial da Senhora de Piedade and Choupal National Forest. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Santiago, steep yourself in history at Sala dos Capelos, see the interesting displays at Misericordia de Coimbra Museum, and engage your brain at Exploratorio - Centro Ciencia Viva de Coimbra.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Coimbra day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Fatima to Coimbra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 3 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Lapa and Igreja Paroquial do Senhor Bom Jesus de Matosinhos. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Look at Porto, stop by Garrafeira do Carmo, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and do a tasting at Real Companhia Velha.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Porto online road trip planner.

You can drive from Coimbra to Porto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Santiago de Compostela.
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain — 3 nights

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Explore hidden gems such as Walking tours and Church of Santa Maria la Real del Sar. Step out of Santiago de Compostela to go to Padron and see Iglesia de Santiago, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de San Fructuoso, admire the striking features of Praza da Inmaculada, take an in-depth tour of Museo Casa de la Troya, and pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santiago de Compostela holiday maker website.

Drive from Porto to Santiago de Compostela in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Santiago de Compostela is 1 hour. Traveling from Porto in May, plan for little chillier nights in Santiago de Compostela, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Gijon.
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Gijon, Spain — 3 nights

Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. Step off the beaten path and head to Church of the Franciscan Fathers and Senda Poniente-El Rinconin. Get out of town with these interesting Gijon side-trips: Iglesia de Santa Maria de Luanco (in Luanco) and Parroquia de San Nicolás de Bari Aviles (in Aviles). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Palacio de Revillagigedo, examine the collection at Fundacion Museo Evaristo Valle, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Del Sagrado Corazon, and stroll around Parque Isabel La Catolica.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Gijon trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Santiago de Compostela to Gijon in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Santiago de Compostela in June, plan for little chillier days in Gijon, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Valladolid.
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Valladolid, Spain — 3 nights

Land of Castles

A city of booming industry with a strong emphasis on leisure and cultural involvement, Valladolid is also known for its historical heritage and medieval feel.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bodegas Penafalcon and Monasterio de Sancti Spiritu. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valladolid: Bodegas Legaris (in Curiel de Duero), Finca Villacreces (in Quintanilla de Onesimo) and Mirador del Duero (in Toro). There's still lots to do: gain insight at Universidad de Valladolid (UVA), admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Sacro San Antolin, do a tasting at Bodega Muelas, and admire the striking features of Palacio de Santa Cruz.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Valladolid road trip tool.

Drive from Gijon to Valladolid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Gijon in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Valladolid, with highs around 29°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore hidden gems such as El Capricho Park and Estación de Ferrocarril de Aranjuez. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Alcala De Henares (Universidad de Alcala & Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes) and Toledo (Puerta de Alfonso VI, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stop by La Latina, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, make a trip to El Oso y el Madrono, and view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Madrid road trip site.

Traveling by train from Valladolid to Madrid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Valladolid in June; daily highs in Madrid reach 36°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Pamplona.
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Pamplona, Spain — 2 nights

Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. Keep things going the next day: gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pamplona online visit planner.

Getting from Madrid to Pamplona by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Madrid in June; daily highs in Pamplona reach 30°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Biarritz.
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Biarritz, France — 2 nights

A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Sainte Madeleine, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Notre-Dame du Rocher - Église Sainte-Eugenie, then kick back and relax at Port Vieux Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Imperiale. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take an in-depth tour of Musee Basque et de l'Histoire de Bayonne - Basque museum, then make a trip to Quai Maurice Ravel, and finally go for a walk through Port de Saint-jean-de-Luz..

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Biarritz trip website.

You can drive from Pamplona to Biarritz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Pamplona in June, expect nights in Biarritz to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Spain travel guide

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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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