19 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

19 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Start: Porto Alegre, Brazil
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  15 h 15 min
1
Coimbra, Portugal
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Aveiro, Portugal
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
3
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Braga, Portugal
— 1 night
Bus:  30 min
5
Guimaraes, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
6
Avila, Spain
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
9
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Porto Alegre, Brazil


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2
nights
Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Coimbra side-trips: Batalha Monastery (in Batalha) and Nazare (Ermida da Memoria, Monte de Sao Bartolomeu, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbra itinerary planning app.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Coimbra is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto Alegre to Coimbra is 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Porto Alegre in April: high temperatures in Coimbra hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Aveiro.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nazare, Batalha Monastery
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Sala dos Capelos ©
Sala dos Capelos
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz ©
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico

1
night
Aveiro, Portugal

Aveiro ©
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. On the 14th (Tue), grab your bike and head to Passadico de Esgueira, pause for some serene contemplation at Convento de Santo Antonio Church, then kick back and relax at Praia da Vagueira, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria de Válega.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Aveiro online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Coimbra to Aveiro takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Aveiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia da Vagueira, Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria de Válega
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Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria de Válega ©
Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria de Válega
Convento de Santo Antonio Church ©
Convento de Santo Antonio Church

3
nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, browse the exhibits of Museu Serralves, and contemplate the long history of Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Porto travel route planning site.

Getting from Aveiro to Porto by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Braga.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Museums Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Walking tours
Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis ©
Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis

1
night
Braga, Portugal

Braga ©
Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): snap pictures at Ponte de Lima, then look for gifts at Memories of Portugal Souvenir Shop, then see the interesting displays at Mosteiro de Sao Martinho de Tibaes, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bom Jesus do Monte.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Braga online trip maker.

Getting from Porto to Braga by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Braga can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Braga

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Memories of Portugal Souvenir Shop, Ponte de Lima
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Mosteiro de Sao Martinho de Tibaes ©
Mosteiro de Sao Martinho de Tibaes
Ponte de Lima ©
Ponte de Lima
Memories of Portugal Souvenir Shop ©
Memories of Portugal Souvenir Shop

1
night
Guimaraes, Portugal

Guimaraes ©
The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): cool off at Fratelli Aquapark and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Guimaraes trip itinerary builder tool.

Guimaraes is just a stone's throw from Braga. April in Guimaraes sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Avila.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fratelli Aquapark
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Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco ©
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco

1
night
Avila, Spain

Avila ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Ermita De La Virgen De Sonsoles, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Martin, take in panoramic vistas at Torre-campanario de la Catedral, then steep yourself in history at Casco Historico de Avila, and finally explore the ancient world of The Walls of Avila.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Avila trip planner.

Drive from Guimaraes to Avila in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Guimaraes to Avila. Traveling from Guimaraes in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Avila, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Avila

Historic Sites
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The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: Nerja (Nerja Book Centre, Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo, &more). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at El Reino Escape Room, explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, and examine the collection at Palacio de Alcazar Genil.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Granada road trip app.

Getting from Avila to Granada by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, Granada is somewhat warmer than Avila - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nerja
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El Reino Escape Room ©
El Reino Escape Room
Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo ©
Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja

1
night
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 24th (Fri), take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), steep yourself in history at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then look for gifts at Tienda Gourmet Casa Pedro, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cordoba planning tool.

Drive from Granada to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Granada, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Tienda Gourmet Casa Pedro ©
Tienda Gourmet Casa Pedro

4
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.
Explore Seville's surroundings by going to Ronda (Reservatauro Ronda, Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, make a trip to Plaza de Los Refinadores, and admire the landmark architecture of Torre del Oro.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seville road trip planning website.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in April, plan for little chillier days in Seville, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ronda
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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