23 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

23 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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
— 3 nights
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
9
Cascais, Portugal
— Few hours
10
Olhao, Portugal
— 1 night
11
Cadiz, Spain
— 2 nights


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3
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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): view the masterpieces at La Casa Encendida, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, thentake a stroll through Gran Via, and finally examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip maker site.

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, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Logrono.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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Logrono, Spain

Logroño is a city in northern Spain, on the Ebro River. On the 28th (Fri), do a tasting at Bodegas Campo Viejo, do a tasting at Bodegas Franco Espanolas, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Concatedral de Santa Maria de la Redonda, and finally don't miss a visit to Calle del Laurel. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, thenlearn about winemaking at Bodegas Marques de Riscal, and then learn about winemaking at Bodegas Tritium.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Logrono trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Madrid to Logrono takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Madrid in August; daily highs in Logrono reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Logrono

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bodegas Marques de Riscal, Bodegas Tritium
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Bodegas Tritium ©
Bodegas Tritium
Bodegas Campo Viejo ©
Bodegas Campo Viejo

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nights
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 30th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at San Telmo Museoa, wander the streets of Parte Vieja, thenstep into the grandiose world of Miramar Palace, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at La Concha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress and Walls of Pamplona, thenlet your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de la Mota.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Logrono to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Logrono, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Sebastian - Donostia, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Fortress and Walls of Pamplona, Historic Center of Hondarribia
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:
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Miramar Palace ©
Miramar Palace
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja

2
nights
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
On the 1st (Tue), catch some excitement at La Ribera Market and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Casco Viejo, thenexplore the world behind art at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bilbao trip planner.

You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Bilbao sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Leon.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum ©
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

1
night
Leon, Spain

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Leon trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bilbao to Leon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bilbao in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Leon, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites
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Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral ©
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon ©
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon

3
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela and Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Barrio Marinero de Fontan and Iglesia de Santiago. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santiago de Compostela: Playa de Riazor (in La Coruna) and Playa de Morazon (in Sada). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Casa de la Troya, examine the collection at Museo Catedralicio, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de Santa Maria de Belvis.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Santiago de Compostela vacation planner.

Drive from Leon to Santiago de Compostela in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Santiago de Compostela are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

La Coruna, Sada, Iglesia de Santiago
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Museo das Peregrinacións ©
Museo das Peregrinacións
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela
Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) ©
Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules)

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nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pocas Vinhos and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). You'll explore and learn at Museu Serralves and Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, stroll through Praia do Carneiro, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Lavadores, and explore the galleries of Casa do Infante.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Porto trip planner.

Getting from Santiago de Compostela to Porto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago de Compostela to Porto is minus 1 hour. September in Porto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Super Bock Casa da Cerveja
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:
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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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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some historical perspective at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Church and Convent of Madre de Deus. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Igreja de Sao Roque. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon route maker site.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to 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). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cascais.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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hours
Cascais, Portugal

Cascais ©
A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): examine the collection at Museu do Bonsai and then step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cascais online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Cascais takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Cascais, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Olhao.

Things to do in Cascais

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Olhao, Portugal

Olhao ©
Algarve Region's largest fishing port, Olhao occupies a strategically important coastal area inhabited since prehistoric times.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora do Rosario.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Olhao trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Cascais to Olhao takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Olhao can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cadiz.

Things to do in Olhao

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Ria Formosa ©
Ria Formosa
Igreja Matriz de Quelfes ©
Igreja Matriz de Quelfes
Atelier Zea ©
Atelier Zea

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Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz ©
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): do a tasting at Bodegas Luis Perez, see the interesting displays at Fundacion Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Jerez de la Frontera, and finally learn about winemaking at Bodegas Tio Pepe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Torre Tavira, thenget engrossed in the history at Yacimiento Arqueologico Gadir, thenenjoy the sand and surf at La Caleta Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Cadiz.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cadiz trip planner.

Drive from Olhao to Cadiz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Olhao to Cadiz due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Cadiz can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Cadiz

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jerez De La Frontera
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Bodegas Luis Perez ©
Bodegas Luis Perez
Catedral de Cadiz ©
Catedral de Cadiz

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