30 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

30 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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San Vicente de la Barquera, Spain
— 3 nights
2
Leon, Spain
— 2 nights
3
Braganca, Portugal
— 2 nights
4
Torre de Moncorvo, Portugal
— 1 night
5
Lamego, Portugal
— 2 nights
6
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
7
Nazare, Portugal
— 2 nights
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
9
Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
10
San Jose del Valle, Spain
— 2 nights
11
Torrox, Spain
— 1 night
12
Cartagena, Spain
— 2 nights
13
Benidorm, Spain
— 2 nights
14
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
15
San Millan de la Cogolla, Spain
— Few hours
16
Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights

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San Vicente de la Barquera, Spain

San Vicente de la Barquera ©
San Vicente de la Barquera is a municipality of Cantabria in northern Spain. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Beach of La Franca and La Maza Bridge. Venture out of the city with trips to Ruta del Cares (in Poncebos) and Ermita de Nuestra Senora del Rosario (in Alles). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Oyambre, admire the striking features of Palacio de Sobrellano, don't miss a visit to Castillo del Rey, and take some stellar pictures from Cliff Bolao Cantabria.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Vicente de la Barquera tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiports are Santander Airport, Bilbao Airport and Asturias Airport. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sat) before leaving for Leon.

Things to do in San Vicente de la Barquera

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Beach of La Franca, Cliff Bolao Cantabria, Ruta del Cares, Ermita de Nuestra Senora del Rosario, Ferreria de Cades
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Playa de Oyambre ©
Playa de Oyambre
Beach of La Franca ©
Beach of La Franca
Ferreria de Cades ©
Ferreria de Cades

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Leon, Spain

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Plaza Del Grano, explore the world behind art at Museo Casa Botines Gaudi, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Valporquero, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Antiguo Convento de San Marcos, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon, and finally don't miss a visit to Historic Center of Leon.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Leon holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Vicente de la Barquera to Leon takes 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Vicente de la Barquera in October since evenings lows in Leon dip to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for Braganca.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cuevas de Valporquero
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Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral ©
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral
Plaza Del Grano ©
Plaza Del Grano
Antiguo Convento de San Marcos ©
Antiguo Convento de San Marcos

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Braganca, Portugal

Braganca ©
Bragança is a city and municipality in north-eastern Portugal, capital of the district of Bragança, in the Alto Trás-os-Montes subregion of Portugal. On the 7th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Citadel of Braganca. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Rio de Onor Village, admire the striking features of Domus Municipalis, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Museu Militar De Bragança, thenexplore the historical opulence of Castle of Braganza, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Antiga Se.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Braganca itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Leon to Braganca by car takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Torre de Moncorvo.

Things to do in Braganca

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Museu das Curiosidades
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Castle of Braganza ©
Castle of Braganza
Domus Municipalis ©
Domus Municipalis
Church of Santa Maria ©
Church of Santa Maria

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Torre de Moncorvo, Portugal

Torre de Moncorvo ©
Torre de Moncorvo is a municipality in the district of Bragança in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): engage your brain at Museu da Fundacao do Coa.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Torre de Moncorvo trip itinerary website.

Getting from Braganca to Torre de Moncorvo by car takes about 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Lamego.

Things to do in Torre de Moncorvo

Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

Museu da Fundacao do Coa
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Igreja Matriz de Torre de Moncorvo ©
Igreja Matriz de Torre de Moncorvo

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Lamego, Portugal

Lamego ©
Lamego is a city and municipality in the Viseu District, in the Norte Region of the Douro in northern Portugal. Get out of town with these interesting Lamego side-trips: Se Catedral de Viseu (in Viseu), Casa de Mateus (in Vila Real) and Pena Aventura Park (in Ribeira de Pena). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, do a tasting at Quinta Santa Eufemia, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Lamego, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Lamego.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lamego travel website.

You can drive from Torre de Moncorvo to Lamego in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Lamego

Historic Sites Theme Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Se Catedral de Viseu, Casa de Mateus, Pena Aventura Park
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Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©
Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios
Pena Aventura Park ©
Pena Aventura Park
Catedral de Lamego ©
Catedral de Lamego

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Luz, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Carneiro, and then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Porto day trip tool.

Getting from Lamego to Porto by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in Porto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Nazare.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Praia do Carneiro ©
Praia do Carneiro
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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Nazare, Portugal

Nazare ©
Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Norte, thenmake a trip to Obidos Village, and then don't miss a visit to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nazare tour planner.

Getting from Porto to Nazare by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Lisbon.

Things to do in Nazare

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Obidos Village, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Praia do Norte ©
Praia do Norte
O Sitio
O Sitio

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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.
Attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Quinta da Regaleira make great kid-friendly stops. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Park and National Palace of Pena in Sintra, approximately Sintra away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

You can drive from Nazare to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Anthony, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Dona Ana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Lagos trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in Lagos sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Jose del Valle.

Things to do in Lagos

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Zoomarine Algarve, Church of St. Anthony
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Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana

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San Jose del Valle, Spain

San Jose del Valle ©
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Hozgarganta River, thendelve into the distant past at Castillo de Jimena de la Frontera, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Los Hurones Reservoir.

For ratings and tourist information, read San Jose del Valle vacation planner.

You can drive from Lagos to San Jose del Valle in 4 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lagos to San Jose del Valle due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lagos in October: highs in San Jose del Valle hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. You will leave for Torrox on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in San Jose del Valle

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jimena de la Frontera
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Hozgarganta River ©
Hozgarganta River
Castillo de Jimena de la Frontera ©
Castillo de Jimena de la Frontera
Los Hurones Reservoir ©
Los Hurones Reservoir

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Torrox, Spain

Torrox
On the 23rd (Wed), ponder the design of The Old Fountain and then take in the waterfront at Torrox Costa Promenade.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Torrox road trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Jose del Valle to Torrox takes 3 hours. When traveling from San Jose del Valle in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Torrox: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cartagena.

Things to do in Torrox

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Frigiliana
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Cartagena, Spain

Cartagena ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Plaza del Ayuntamiento and then wander the streets of Calle Mayor. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at La Mata Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Las Salinas de Torrevieja, and then examine the collection at Museo Del Teatro Romano.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cartagena online trip maker.

Drive from Torrox to Cartagena in 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Cartagena are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Benidorm.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Torrevieja
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La Mata Beach ©
La Mata Beach
Las Salinas de Torrevieja ©
Las Salinas de Torrevieja
Museo Del Teatro Romano ©
Museo Del Teatro Romano

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Benidorm, Spain

Benidorm ©
A major seaside resort on the famous Costa Blanca, Benidorm was built compactly, thanks to the foresight of a local government administrator in the 1960s, who had a vision for a holiday destination that would grow upwards.
On the 26th (Sat), visit El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Levante, tour the pleasant surroundings at Poniente Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Balcon del Mediterraneo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Benidorm trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Benidorm takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and tram. In October in Benidorm, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Mon) before leaving for Madrid.

Things to do in Benidorm

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Poniente Beach ©
Poniente Beach
Playa de Levante ©
Playa de Levante
El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm ©
El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Benidorm to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Benidorm in October since evenings lows in Madrid dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Millan de la Cogolla.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Puerta del Sol ©
Puerta del Sol

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San Millan de la Cogolla, Spain

San Millan de la Cogolla
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Traveling by car from Madrid to San Millan de la Cogolla takes 4 hours. October in San Millan de la Cogolla sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 29th (Tue), you'll travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Millan de la Cogolla

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Plentzia, thenkick back and relax at Playa de Azkorri, thencatch some excitement at La Ribera Market, and finally explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bilbao trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from San Millan de la Cogolla to Bilbao in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bilbao

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa de Plentzia ©
Playa de Plentzia
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Room Escape Games