20 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

20 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
2
Logrono, Spain
— 2 nights
3
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
4
Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
5
Leon, Spain
— 1 night
6
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 3 nights
7
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
9
Cascais, Portugal
— 1 night
10
Olhao, Portugal
— 1 night
11
Cadiz, Spain
— 2 nights


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1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner.

San Roque to Madrid is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from San Roque in August, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). You will leave for Logrono on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife Tours Historic Sites
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Logrono, Spain

Logroño is a city in northern Spain, on the Ebro River. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Concatedral de Santa Maria de la Redonda, do a tasting at Bodegas Franco Espanolas, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Bodegas Lecea, thendo a tasting at Bodegas Marques de Riscal, thendon't miss a visit to Calle del Laurel, and finally learn about winemaking at Bodegas Tritium.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Logrono trip planning website.

You can drive from Madrid to Logrono in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in August: high temperatures in Logrono hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Logrono

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bodegas Lecea, Bodegas Tritium, Bodegas Marques de Riscal
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Bodegas Tritium ©
Bodegas Tritium
Bodegas Lecea ©
Bodegas Lecea

2
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Historic Center of Hondarribia, explore the historical opulence of Miramar Palace, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro, and finally explore the world behind art at San Telmo Museoa. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Buen Pastor Cathedral, thenwander the streets of Parte Vieja, thenstep into the grandiose world of Castillo de la Mota, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia tour planner.

Getting from Logrono to San Sebastian - Donostia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Logrono in September, plan for slightly colder days in San Sebastian - Donostia, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Historic Center of Hondarribia, Fortress and Walls of Pamplona
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Miramar Palace ©
Miramar Palace
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja
San Telmo Museoa ©
San Telmo Museoa

2
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Bilbao, Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Euskal Museoa Bilbao Basque Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum of Sacred Art (Museo de Arte Sacro), thentake a stroll through Casco Viejo, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bilbao trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Bilbao are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Leon.

Things to do in Bilbao

Tours Wineries Museums
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum ©
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

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Leon, Spain

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Casa Botines Gaudi.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Leon driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bilbao to Leon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bilbao in September, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Leon. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Leon

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Casa Botines Gaudi ©
Museo Casa Botines Gaudi
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon ©
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Appreciate the collections at Museo Casa de la Troya and Museo do Pobo Galego. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela and Praza da Inmaculada. Change things up with these side-trips from Santiago de Compostela: Playa Samil (in Vigo), Ourense (Vina Costeira & Portico Del Paraiso) and Praia da Lanzada (in O Grove). There's much more to do: make a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro, see the interesting displays at Museo das Peregrinacións, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take an in-depth tour of The City of Culture of Galicia.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Santiago de Compostela road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Leon to Santiago de Compostela takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Santiago de Compostela sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ourense, Playa Samil, Praia da Lanzada
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Vina Costeira ©
Vina Costeira
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela
Portico Del Paraiso ©
Portico Del Paraiso

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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.
On the 11th (Fri), get advice or help at Museu Serralves, do a tasting at Pocas Vinhos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), thenmake a trip to Rua Santa Catarina, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela das Almas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Graham's Port Lodge, do a tasting at Taylor's Port, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, thenget into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Porto vacation planner.

You can drive from Santiago de Compostela to Porto in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Santiago de Compostela to Porto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vila Nova de Gaia
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Pocas Vinhos ©
Pocas Vinhos
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 13th (Sun), take a stroll through Alfama, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Roque, thenmake a trip to Belém Tower, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, thenexplore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, thentake a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Miradouro de Santa Luzia.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon online trip maker.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in September, you will find days in Lisbon are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cascais.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Alfama ©
Alfama
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo

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Cascais, Portugal

Cascais ©
A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
On the 15th (Tue), examine the collection at Museu do Bonsai and then explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira.

Start your trip to Cascais by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Lisbon to Cascais in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Cascais can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Olhao.

Things to do in Cascais

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Museu do Bonsai ©
Museu do Bonsai

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Olhao, Portugal

Olhao ©
Algarve Region's largest fishing port, Olhao occupies a strategically important coastal area inhabited since prehistoric times.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora do Rosario.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Olhao trip planner.

Getting from Cascais to Olhao by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. September in Olhao sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cadiz.

Things to do in Olhao

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Igreja Matriz de Quelfes ©
Igreja Matriz de Quelfes
Atelier Zea ©
Atelier Zea
Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora do Rosario ©

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Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz ©
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Cadiz, kick back and relax at La Caleta Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Carmen, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Barrosa, and finally learn about winemaking at Bodegas Tio Pepe. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Bodegas Luis Perez, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oatorio de San Felipe Neri, thenexplore the world behind art at Museum of Cadiz, thendon't miss a visit to Torre Tavira, and finally take an in-depth tour of Yacimiento Arqueologico Gadir.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cadiz visit planner.

You can drive from Olhao to Cadiz in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. September in Cadiz sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cadiz

Wineries Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Jerez De La Frontera, Playa de la Barrosa, Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Carmen
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Bodegas Luis Perez ©
Bodegas Luis Perez
Playa de la Barrosa ©
Playa de la Barrosa
Museum of Cadiz ©
Museum of Cadiz

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