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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Plaça de Sant Felip Neri and Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona. For shopping fun, head to Bodega Maestrazgo or Mercado del Ninot. Take a break from Barcelona with a short trip to Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt in Santa Coloma de Cervello, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: stop by Barri de Gracia, take in the waterfront at Port Vell, take an in-depth tour of Museu d'Història de Catalunya, and get great views at The Carmel Bunkers.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip site.

Brisbane, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Barcelona. Traveling from Brisbane in April, expect Barcelona to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Jose Benlliure House/Museum and Basilica de San Vicente Ferrer de Valencia. Centre del Carme and Museu Historic Municipal are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Antiguo Monasterio De San Miguel De Los Reyes, take an in-depth tour of Valencia Museum of History, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Real Colegio Seminario de Corpus Christi, and gain insight at Museo y Colegio del Arte Mayor de la Seda.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Valencia day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Valencia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Cartagena.
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Cartagena, Spain — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the striking features of Ayuntamiento de Lorca, steep yourself in history at 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Cerro del Molinete Archaeological Park, then explore the ancient world of Catedral de Santa Maria La Mayor, and then look for gifts at Centro de Artesania de Cartagena.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cartagena itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Valencia to Cartagena in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at El Playazo, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea & Sun Diving Center, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Almeria trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Almeria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Almeria can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Episcopal Palace and Museum Jorge Rando. Explore hidden gems such as Santisimo Cristo de la Buena Muerte and Revello de Toro Museum. Explore Malaga's surroundings by going to Fishing Charters & Tours (in Fuengirola), Adventure Rider Centre (in Mijas Pueblo) and Museo de Miniaturas Carromato de Mijas (in Mijas). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capitular Church El Sagrario, examine the collection at Museo del Patrimonio Municipal, stop by Sabor a Espana, and get great views at Mirador de los Viajeros Romanticos.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Malaga visit planner.

You can drive from Almeria to Malaga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Malaga sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to take a 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galeria de la Inquisicion-Europa Siglos XIII al XIX and San Nicolas de Villa. Museum-lovers will get to explore Centro Flamenco Fosforito and Casa de las Cabezas Patios de Leyenda. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal de Arte Taurino, take in nature's colorful creations at Tiered Gardens of The Alcazaba, stop by Sabor a Espana, and step into the grandiose world of Palacio de la Merced.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cordoba route planner.

Take a train from Malaga to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cordoba can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to 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.
Visit Iglesia del Sagrario and Basilica de Jesus del Gran Poder for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Palacio de San Telmo and Capilla de los Marineros. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Iglesia de la Caridad, make a trip to Plaza de San Francisco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Magdalena, and see the interesting displays at Museum Of Illusions Sevilla.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Seville online vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in April, you will find days in Seville are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Olheiros de Agua Doce and Praia do Barranco das Belharucas. You'll get in some beach time at Praia do Peneco and Vale de Covo Beach. There's much more to do: hike along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Albandeira, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pescadores Beach, and surround yourself with nature on Aurora Boat Trips.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Albufeira online visit planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Evora.
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Evora, Portugal — 2 nights

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 29th (Sat), get outside with Outdoor Activities, then examine the collection at Aldeia da Terra, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Misericordia, and finally explore the world behind art at Casa do Montado. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation 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.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Evora trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albufeira in April, Evora is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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.
Head to Centro Colombo and Mercado de Campo de Ouriquefor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palácio Nacional da Ajuda and National Palace of Queluz. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio dos Prazeres, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria de Belem Church, and see the interesting displays at Carris Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon road trip planning app.

You can drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Lisbon sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Lorvao, kick back and relax 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 6th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Choupal National Forest, then contemplate the long history of Misericordia de Coimbra Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Sala dos Capelos.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Coimbra day trip planning site.

You can drive from Lisbon to Coimbra in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Lisbon in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Coimbra, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive 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 7th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Palacio de Anaya, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 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, steep yourself in history at Clerecia (Iglesia del Espiritu Santo), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Purisima Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Escuelas Menores.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Salamanca holiday planner.

Drive from Coimbra to Salamanca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Coimbra in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Salamanca, with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can 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.
You'll explore and learn at Lago Artes and MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Lapa and Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados. There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Pocas Vinhos, stop by Garrafeira do Carmo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Ingleses, and contemplate the long history of Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto trip maker website.

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 changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Salamanca in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Porto, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (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 13th (Sat), make a trip to Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de San Fructuoso, take an in-depth tour of Museo Casa de la Troya, then examine the collection at Museo Catedralicio, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by car from Porto to Santiago de Compostela takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Porto to Santiago de Compostela, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Santiago de Compostela. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time 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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Necropolis del Monte Areo, explore by horseback at Via Verde la Camocha, then examine the collection at Fundacion Museo Evaristo Valle, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Nora. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by La Esquina de Gijon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Senda Poniente-El Rinconin, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Del Sagrado Corazon, and finally stroll through Senda el Rinconin-La Nora.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gijon trip website.

Drive from Santiago de Compostela to Gijon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Gijon can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to fly 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.
Appreciate the collections at Museo Geominero and Museo Del Romanticismo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Puerta del Sol and Church of San Antonio de los Alemanes. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Jewish Quarter & Iglesia de San Ildefonso Jesuitas). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Catedral de la Almudena, explore the world behind art at Museo Lazaro Galdiano, take a stroll through Barrio de Las Letras, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Villa.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Gijon to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gijon in May, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Burgos.
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Burgos, Spain — 2 nights

Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio de Nuestra Senora de la Piedad, then learn about winemaking at Bodegas Urbina, and then do a tasting at La Bodega del Tesoro. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Santa Maria, then explore the galleries of Iglesia de San Esteban, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Lorenzo, and finally snap pictures at Puente De San Pablo.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Burgos road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Madrid to Burgos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid in May, expect Burgos to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car 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.
On the 22nd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón, then stop by Martina de Zuricalday Pastry Shops, and then indulge your senses at Aitor Delgado Tours. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Francisco de Asis, make a trip to Museum of Sacred Art (Museo de Arte Sacro), and then test your problem-solving skills at Igarkizun.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bilbao itinerary planner.

Getting from Burgos to Bilbao by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, Bilbao is a bit warmer than Burgos - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car 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.
Shop till you drop at Mercado agroecologico and Torreon Fortea.. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo de los Faroles y Rosario de Cristal and Caesaraugusta Forum Museum. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Parroquial de San Pablo Apostol, see the interesting displays at Museo Pablo Gargallo, steep yourself in history at La Lonja, and don't miss a visit to Roman Walls.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zaragoza trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bilbao to Zaragoza in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bilbao in May: highs in Zaragoza hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (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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