31 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

31 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
2
Evora, Portugal
— 3 nights
3
Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
4
Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
5
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
6
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
7
Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
8
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 2 nights
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
10
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights


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2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visit Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castelo dos Mouros and Capela Das Aparicoes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima) and Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, step into the grandiose world of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lisbon online tour builder.

Denver, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Denver to Lisbon. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Denver in May: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fatima, Sintra, Monastery of Alcobaca
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Monastery of Alcobaca ©
Monastery of Alcobaca

3
nights
Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Let the collections at Monte da Ravasqueira and Aldeia da Terra capture your imagination. Visit Capela dos Ossos and Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Evora: Castelo de Alegrete (in Alegrete) and Herdade Das Servas (in Estremoz). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), and don't miss a visit to Walls of Evora.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Evora road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Evora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Monte da Ravasqueira, Castelo de Alegrete, Herdade Das Servas
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Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) ©
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

3
nights
Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ponta da Piedade and Praia Da Rocha. You'll get in some beach time at Falesia Beach and Praia do Camilo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lagos: Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres), Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira) and Pescadores Beach (in Armacao de Pera). There's much more to do: stroll through Praia Dona Ana, kick back and relax at Praia dos Olhos de Água, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lagos day trip tool.

You can drive from Evora to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lagos when traveling from Evora in May, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Cape Saint Vincent, Praia Da Rocha, Praia da Marinha, Pescadores Beach
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Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

4
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Paco dos Duques de Braganca and Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra). You'll explore and learn at Museu Monografico de Conimbriga and FC Porto Museum. Explore Porto's surroundings by going to Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz (in Coimbra) and Se de Braga (in Braga). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, get to know the fascinating history of Rua das Flores, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Porto day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Lagos to Porto in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In May, Porto is slightly colder than Lagos - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Coimbra, Museu Monografico de Conimbriga, Se de Braga, Paco dos Duques de Braganca
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Paco dos Duques de Braganca ©
Paco dos Duques de Braganca

2
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
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 15th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, thentake in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Casa Palacio de Las Duenas, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, thenmake a trip to Plaza de España, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla de San Jose.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Seville trip builder website.

You can fly from Porto to Seville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Seville is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Porto in May, with highs in Seville at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

3
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
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 17th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Mayor de Granada, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Jerome Monastery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at La Madraza, thenstep into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces, thenstroll through Generalife, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia De La Virgen De Las Angustias.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Granada online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seville in May, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Granada. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Monasterio Cartuja ©
Monasterio Cartuja
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Saint Jerome Monastery
Saint Jerome Monastery

3
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Malaga Cathedral and Teatro Romano. Get some historical perspective at Castillo de Gibralfaro and Alcazaba. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Los Martires, shop like a local with Mahatma Showroom, and examine the collection at Museum Jorge Rando.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Malaga itinerary builder.

You can drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Malaga, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga

2
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Castell de Bellver, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Sant Francesc, see the interesting displays at Palau March Museu, steep yourself in history at Sa Llotja, thenstep into the grandiose world of Palau de l'Almudaina, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Terrazas de la Catedral de Palma. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Artestruz Mallorca, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Calo Des Moro, thensee the interesting displays at Museu del Fang de Marratxi, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castell d Alaro.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Palma de Mallorca tour itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Malaga to Palma de Mallorca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Malaga in May since evenings lows in Palma de Mallorca dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Artestruz Mallorca, Castell d Alaro, Museu del Fang de Marratxi
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Castell de Bellver ©
Castell de Bellver
Calo Des Moro ©
Calo Des Moro
Castell d Alaro ©
Castell d Alaro

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Girona Cathedral (Catedral) and Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. Venture out of the city with trips to Parroquia de Sant Cugat (in Salt) and Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, stroll around Parc Guell, wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, and stop by El Barri Gòtic.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Girona Cathedral (Catedral), Parroquia de Sant Cugat, Vila Vella (Old Town)
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Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Alcazar of Segovia and Cathedral of Avila will appeal to history buffs. Prado National Museum and Museo Sorolla are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Catedral de Segovia (in Segovia), The Walls of Avila (in Avila) and Playa del Alberche (in Aldea del Fresno). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Madrid trip builder app.

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Madrid. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Segovia, Avila, Playa del Alberche
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila

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