33 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

33 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
2
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
3
Malaga, Spain
— 5 nights
4
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
5
Cadiz, Spain
— 2 nights
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
7
Coimbra, Portugal
— 3 nights
8
Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
9
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 3 nights


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5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque del Retiro, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip planning site.

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major aiport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. June in Madrid sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 4:
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Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

1
night
Cordoba, Spain

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 5th (Sun), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then deepen your understanding at La Axerquia en El Tiempo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cordoba online visit planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Madrid in July, you will find days in Cordoba are a bit warmer (44°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a train to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Tours · Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba

5
nights
Malaga, Spain

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Venture out of the city with trips to Marbella (Climbing Tours & Experience Box Spain), Granada (Galeria Alea & Alhambra) and Nerja (Río Chíllar, Playa del Molino de Papel, &more). There's still lots to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, and explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Malaga online day trip planner.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cordoba in July: highs in Malaga hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Malaga

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Nerja, Marbella, Ronda, Granada, Butterfly Park of Benalmadena
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Scuba & Snorkeling
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja

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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), catch some excitement at Isla Magica, and admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Seville online trip maker.

You can drive from Malaga to Seville in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in Seville sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cadiz.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Tours · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Isla Magica ©
Isla Magica
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

2
nights
Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz ©
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Pinar de la Algaida, then look for gifts at Ya En Tu Casa - El sabor de Andalucía, then kick back and relax at Playa de la Barrosa, and finally catch some excitement at Enigma Conil. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Puente de la Constitucion de 1812, do a tasting at Bodegas Gutierrez Colosia, do a tasting at Bodegas Luis Perez, then kick back and relax at Playa de La Costilla, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre Tavira.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cadiz travel route planner.

You can drive from Seville to Cadiz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in July, expect nights in Cadiz to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Cadiz

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pinar de la Algaida, Ya En Tu Casa - El sabor de Andalucía, Bodegas Gutierrez Colosia, Bodegas Luis Perez, Playa de La Costilla
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:
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Ya En Tu Casa - El sabor de Andalucía ©
Ya En Tu Casa - El sabor de Andalucía
Playa de la Barrosa ©
Playa de la Barrosa
Playa de La Costilla ©
Playa de La Costilla

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Lisbon attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Cadiz to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cadiz to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cadiz in July since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

3
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: Nazare (Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, Praia da Nazare, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, admire the landmark architecture of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, make a trip to Praca do Comercio, and contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Mondego.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbra trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Lisbon to Coimbra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in July, expect nights in Coimbra to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nazare
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré ©
Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré
Miradouro do Suberco ©
Miradouro do Suberco

4
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 views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, and stop by Livraria Lello.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto trip builder site.

Drive from Coimbra to Porto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Porto are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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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.
Santiago de Compostela is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, pause for some serene contemplation at Colegiata del Sar, admire the natural beauty at Parque De Belvis, and don't miss a visit to Plaza del Obradoiro.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Santiago de Compostela road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Porto to Santiago de Compostela in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Santiago de Compostela, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
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Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela
Vista Galicia - Day Tours ©
Vista Galicia - Day Tours
Aventuras en Galicia ©
Aventuras en Galicia

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