16 days in Hamburg, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Hamburg, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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16 days in Hamburg, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Hamburg, Germany
1
Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
Funchal, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5​h 45​min
7
Costa Adeje, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Hamburg, Germany


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Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at St Nikolai Memorial, see the interesting displays at U-Bootmuseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, then see the interesting displays at Dialog in the Dark, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Petri Kirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of Marienkirche, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lubeck Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Petri zu Lubeck, and finally ponder the world of politics at Rathaus.

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If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airports are Hamburg Airport, Bremen Airport and Hannover Airport. August in Hamburg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Lubeck
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Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt
St. Petri zu Lubeck ©
St. Petri zu Lubeck

2
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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 24th (Mon), walk around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Lloret Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fenals Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Platja del Coco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Hamburg to Barcelona in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hamburg in August: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 33°C and lows are around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, Platja del Coco
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

3
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Castell de Bellver and Basilica de Sant Francesc are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Playa de Alcudia and Playa de Muro. Explore Palma de Mallorca's surroundings by going to Cala d'Or (Cala Gran & Plage Cala D'or), Cala Molins (in Cala San Vincente) and Cala Santanyi (in Santanyi). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Sa Llotja, get outside with Parque del Mar, and explore the ancient world of Banos Arabes.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Palma de Mallorca trip planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Palma de Mallorca, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cala d'Or, Playa de Muro, Cala Santanyi, Cala Molins, Playa de Alcudia
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Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Castell de Bellver ©
Castell de Bellver

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 29th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Alcázar of Seville, contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de la Magdalena, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville online itinerary planner .

Getting from Palma de Mallorca to Seville by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Saint Vincent and Church of Misericordia of Alvor. Step off the beaten path and head to Ponta Da Piedale and Praia da Marinha. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Albufeira (Praia do Peneco & Speed Boats Tours), Pescadores Beach (in Armacao de Pera) and Olhos de Agua ( Praia dos Olhos de Água & Falesia Beach). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Meia Praia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Camilo, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Gil Eanes.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lagos trip planner.

You can drive from Seville to Lagos in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Seville in August, plan for slightly colder days in Lagos, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Pescadores Beach, Praia da Marinha, Church of Misericordia of Alvor, Cape Saint Vincent
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Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

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Funchal, Portugal

Funchal ©
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): make a trip to Colegio dos Jesuitas do Funchal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja do Colegio Sao Joao Evangelista, examine the collection at Madeira Film Experience, then wander the streets of Zona Velha, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Ruivo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto, and then explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Nuns.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Funchal tour planning tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lagos to Funchal in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Funchal can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Costa Adeje.

Things to do in Funchal

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Valley of the Nuns, Pico Ruivo, Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto
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Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte ©
Valley of the Nuns ©
Valley of the Nuns
Pico Ruivo ©
Pico Ruivo

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nights
Costa Adeje, Spain

Costa Adeje ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Fanabe, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Duque, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Teide National Park.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Costa Adeje online vacation maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Funchal to Costa Adeje in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In September in Costa Adeje, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Teide National Park
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Playa Fanabe ©
Playa Fanabe
Teide National Park ©
Teide National Park
Playa del Duque ©
Playa del Duque

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