58 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 4 nights
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Cartagena, Spain
— 1 night
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Almeria, Spain
— 2 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 5 nights
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Cordoba, Spain
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Albufeira, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Evora, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Coimbra, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Salamanca, Spain
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 2 nights
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Gijon, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Burgos, Spain
— 2 nights
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Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
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Zaragoza, Spain
— 7 nights

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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.
Plaça de Sant Felip Neri and Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum and Museu d'Història de Catalunya. Step out of Barcelona with an excursion to Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona in Castelldefels--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Barri de Gracia, take in the waterfront at Port Vell, get great views at The Carmel Bunkers, and get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado del Ninot.

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Brisbane, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Barcelona is minus 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Valencia.
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Valencia, Spain — 4 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 Jose Benlliure House/Museum and Centre del Carme. Appreciate the collections at Museu Historic Municipal and Valencia Museum of History. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Vicente Ferrer de Valencia, see the interesting displays at Casa de las Rocas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Juan del Hospital, and contemplate the long history of Antiguo Monasterio De San Miguel De Los Reyes.

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You can fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Valencia, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cartagena.
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Cartagena, Spain — 1 night

On the 9th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Ayuntamiento de Lorca, contemplate the long history of Lorca Taller del Tiempo, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Azul de la Semana Santa, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Yacht Port Cartagena. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Cerro del Molinete Archaeological Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Santa Maria La Mayor, and then look for gifts at Centro de Artesania de Cartagena.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cartagena day trip planning website.

You can drive from Valencia to Cartagena in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Cartagena are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Almeria.
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Almeria, Spain — 2 nights

Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at El Playazo, then discover the deep blue sea with Sea & Sun Diving Center, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Almeria day trip planner.

Drive from Cartagena to Almeria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Malaga.
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Malaga, Spain — 5 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Episcopal Palace and Capitular Church El Sagrario will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santisimo Cristo de la Buena Muerte and Museum Jorge Rando. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Fuengirola), Adventure Rider Centre (in Mijas Pueblo) and Museo de Miniaturas Carromato de Mijas (in Mijas). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Juan Bautista, explore the world behind art at Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares, contemplate the long history of Puerta de Almocabar, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Patrimonio Municipal.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Malaga online holiday planner.

You can drive from Almeria to Malaga in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Malaga can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.
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Cordoba, Spain — 3 nights

Pearl of Muslim Spain

Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Galeria de la Inquisicion-Europa Siglos XIII al XIX and Casa de las Cabezas Patios de Leyenda will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Centro Flamenco Fosforito and Museo Municipal de Arte Taurino. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Nicolas de Villa, don't miss a visit to Los Patios de San Basilio, admire the natural beauty at Tiered Gardens of The Alcazaba, and step into the grandiose world of Palacio de la Merced.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cordoba travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Malaga to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Malaga in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 34°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can take a train to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Iglesia del Sagrario and Palacio de San Telmo. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica de Jesus del Gran Poder and Iglesia de la Magdalena. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Caridad, stop by Productos de la Sierra, examine the collection at Museum Of Illusions Sevilla, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Lorenzo.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Seville journey site.

Getting from Cordoba to Seville by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in May, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Albufeira.
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Albufeira, Portugal — 3 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Explore hidden gems such as Olheiros de Agua Doce and Praia do Peneco. Visit Praia do Barranco das Belharucas and Praia de Albandeira for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to Vale de Covo Beach in Carvoeiro (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, get a dose of the wild on Aurora Boat Trips, kick back and relax at Praia da Senhora da Rocha, and take an in-depth tour of Sacred Art Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Albufeira vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Seville to Albufeira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seville to Albufeira, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Albufeira can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Evora.
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Evora, Portugal — 2 nights

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia, and finally admire the masterpieces at Casa do Montado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Mamede, then see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja e Convento de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Evora itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albufeira in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Evora, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palácio Nacional da Ajuda and Maritime Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Palace of Queluz and Church of St. Anthony. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Colombo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio dos Prazeres, and look for gifts at Mercado de Campo de Ourique.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon journey planner.

Traveling by car from Evora to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Coimbra.
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Coimbra, Portugal — 2 nights

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 2nd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Lorvao, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Reconquinho, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Olivais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Choupal National Forest, then steep yourself in history at Misericordia de Coimbra Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Sala dos Capelos.

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You can drive from Lisbon to Coimbra in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Lisbon, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Coimbra, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Palacio de Anaya, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento Las Claras, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Marcos Church. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Alberto Churriguera y al Conde Francos, admire the landmark architecture of Clerecia (Iglesia del Espiritu Santo), then pause for some serene contemplation at La Purisima Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Escuelas Menores.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Salamanca trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Salamanca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Coimbra to Salamanca due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Coimbra in June: highs in Salamanca hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 4 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Garrafeira do Carmo and Lago Artes. Popular historic sites such as Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Lapa and Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Pocas Vinhos, get engrossed in the history at MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto, visit a coastal fixture at Farolim de Felgueiras, and contemplate the long history of Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto trip tool.

Drive from Salamanca to Porto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Salamanca in June, plan for slightly colder days in Porto, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Santiago de Compostela.
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain — 2 nights

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
On the 10th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de San Fructuoso, get engrossed in the history at Museo Casa de la Troya, then see the interesting displays at Museo Catedralicio, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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You can drive from Porto to Santiago de Compostela in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Santiago de Compostela due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Santiago de Compostela can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gijon.
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Gijon, Spain — 2 nights

Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Necropolis del Monte Areo, ride a horse along Via Verde la Camocha, then explore the world behind art at Fundacion Museo Evaristo Valle, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de la Nora. On your second day here, stop by La Esquina de Gijon, take a leisurely stroll along Senda Poniente-El Rinconin, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Del Sagrado Corazon, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Senda el Rinconin-La Nora.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gijon journey tool.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll explore and learn at Museo Geominero and Museo de la Catedral de la Almudena. Puerta del Sol and Church of San Antonio de los Alemanes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Jewish Quarter & Iglesia de San Ildefonso Jesuitas). Next up on the itinerary: visit Barrio de Las Letras, examine the collection at Museo Del Romanticismo, contemplate the long history of Plaza de la Villa, and get engrossed in the history at Centro de Exposiciones Arte Canal.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip builder.

Fly from Gijon to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Gijon in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Burgos.
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Burgos, Spain — 2 nights

Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. On the 17th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de Nuestra Senora de la Piedad, do a tasting at Bodegas Urbina, and then learn about winemaking at La Bodega del Tesoro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Plaza de Santa Maria, then explore the galleries of Iglesia de San Esteban, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Lorenzo, and finally make a trip to Puente De San Pablo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Burgos trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Madrid to Burgos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Madrid in June, with highs in Burgos at 27°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can 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 19th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón, stop by Martina de Zuricalday Pastry Shops, and then indulge your senses at Aitor Delgado Tours. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Francisco de Asis, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Sacred Art (Museo de Arte Sacro), and then view the masterpieces at Igarkizun.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bilbao holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Burgos to Bilbao takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Burgos in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bilbao, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zaragoza.
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Zaragoza, Spain — 7 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo de los Faroles y Rosario de Cristal and Museo Pablo Gargallo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Iglesia Parroquial de San Pablo Apostol and Antigua Facultad de Medicina. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Caixaforum Zaragoza, admire the landmark architecture of La Lonja, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Engracia Church, and admire the masterpieces at Alma Mater Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zaragoza vacation site.

Drive from Bilbao to Zaragoza in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bilbao in June, you will find days in Zaragoza are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow 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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