17 days in Spain, Faro & Lagos Itinerary

17 days in Spain, Faro & Lagos Itinerary

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Toledo, Spain
— 1 night
2
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
3
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
4
Faro, Portugal
— 2 nights
5
Huelva, Spain
— 2 nights
6
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
7
Alicante, Spain
— 4 nights
8
Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights

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Toledo, Spain

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
On the 19th (Wed), trek along Senda Ecologica de las Barrancas, cruise along Barrancas de Burujon, snap pictures at San Martin Bridge, steep yourself in history at Puerta del Sol, thenadmire the local landmark of El Pozo De Los Deseos, and finally admire the masterpieces at Church of Santo Tomé. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Toledo trip tool.

Barcelona to Toledo is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Toledo: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Burujon
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
Barrancas de Burujon ©
Barrancas de Burujon

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Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
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.
On the 21st (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Calleja del Panuelo and then steep yourself in history at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cordoba itinerary planner.

Getting from Toledo to Cordoba by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. While traveling from Toledo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Calleja del Panuelo ©
Calleja del Panuelo

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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 21st (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, thendon't miss a visit to Plaza del Triunfo, and then stop by Barrio Santa Cruz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de los Marineros, and finally contemplate the long history of Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija.

Plan my day in Seville using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in August, plan for little chillier days in Seville, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Faro.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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Faro, Portugal

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia de Sao Pedro, kick back and relax at Cape St. Mary, contemplate the long history of Arc of Repouso, thensteep yourself in history at Muralhas de Faro, thensteep yourself in history at Old Town Faro, and finally head off the coast to Santa Maria Cape Island.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Faro sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Seville to Faro takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Seville in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Faro: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Huelva.

Things to do in Faro

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Paroquia de Sao Pedro ©
Paroquia de Sao Pedro
Old Town Faro ©
Old Town Faro
Cape St. Mary ©
Cape St. Mary

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Huelva, Spain

Huelva ©
Huelva is a city in southwestern Spain, the capital of the province of Huelva in the autonomous region of Andalusia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get outside with Parque Moret, identify plant and animal life at Las Marismas de Odiel, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Nueva Umbria, identify plant and animal life at Enebrales de Punta Umbria, thenmake a trip to Muelle del Tinto, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de El Portil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de Nuestra Senora de La Cinta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Huelva, take a leisurely stroll along Paseo Maritimo de la Ria, thensteep yourself in history at La Rabida Monastery, thencontemplate the long history of Palos de la Frontera, and finally kick back and relax at Playa Los Enebrales.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Huelva trip planner.

Traveling by car from Faro to Huelva takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Faro to Huelva is 1 hour. When traveling from Faro in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Huelva, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Huelva

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Playa Nueva Umbria, Enebrales de Punta Umbria
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La Rabida Monastery ©
La Rabida Monastery
Playa Nueva Umbria ©
Playa Nueva Umbria
Playa Los Enebrales ©
Playa Los Enebrales

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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 26th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Miguel Bajo, steep yourself in history at Archive Saint John of God Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla, thensteep yourself in history at Court of the Lions, and finally step into the grandiose world of Alhambra.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Granada day trip website.

You can drive from Huelva to Granada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Huelva in August, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Granada. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Alicante.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Court of the Lions ©
Court of the Lions
Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla ©
Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla

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Alicante, Spain

Alicante ©
As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Xcapate and Playa Muchavista. Castillo de Santa Barbara and Basilica Santa Maria will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Explanada de Espana, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Nicolas de Bari Procathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa De Los Saladares, and see the interesting displays at Museo The Ocean Race.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Alicante online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Alicante takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in August, Alicante is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. You'll set off for Lagos on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Alicante

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Muchavista
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Platja del Postiguet ©
Platja del Postiguet
Xcapate ©
Xcapate
Castillo de Santa Barbara ©
Castillo de Santa Barbara

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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.
On the 1st (Tue), kick back and relax at Praia do Canavial, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Camilo, thenexplore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, thenget outside with Pro Putting Garden, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, thenpaddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, thenget outside with Praia do Pinhao, and finally head outdoors with Praia da Batata.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lagos trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Alicante to Lagos in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Alicante to Lagos. Traveling from Alicante in August, Lagos is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Portimao
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Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

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