15 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Get some cultural insight at Serra de Tramuntana and Castell de Bellver. Get outdoors at Playa de Alcudia and Cala Millor Beach. Explore Palma de Mallorca's surroundings by going to Cala Agulla (in Cala Ratjada), Playa de Muro (in Playa de Muro) and Playa del Puerto de Pollensa (in Port de Pollenca). There's more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Palma Aquarium and don't miss a visit to Passeig des Born.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Palma de Mallorca itinerary planning website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Palma de Mallorca is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Palma de Mallorca, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in June: highs in Palma de Mallorca hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

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Barcelona, Spain

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then stop by Las Ramblas, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Artevistas Gallery. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, stroll around Parc Guell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Barcelona sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then make a trip to Plaza Mayor, then wander the streets of Gran Via, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla.

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Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in June, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are a bit cooler (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Lagos.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Lagos, Portugal

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ponta da Piedade and Praia Da Rocha. We've included these beaches for you: Praia da Falesia and Praia do Camilo. Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Praia dos Olhos de Água (in Olhos de Agua) and Praia Gale (in Gale). Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Meia Praia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Alvor.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lagos online journey planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Lagos in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Madrid to Lagos, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Madrid in June: highs in Lagos hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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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.
Shop till you drop at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Rossio Square. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Praia da ursa in Sintra, about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade, and meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Lagos in June, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
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.

Portugal travel guide

4.3
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.