35 days in Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar Itinerary

35 days in Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar Itinerary

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1
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 day
2
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
3
Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
4
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 night
5
Cadiz, Spain
— 3 nights
6
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
7
Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
9
Nazare, Portugal
— 2 nights
10
Coimbra, Portugal
— 3 nights
11
Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
12
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 4 nights
13
Salamanca, Spain
— 2 nights


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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): trot along with a tour on horseback, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuestra Senora de Gracia, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Cordoba trip planning tool.

Madrid to Cordoba is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. When traveling from Madrid in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Cordoba

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Horseback Riding Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): head outdoors with Sierra & Sol, make a trip to Plaza de San Nicolas, and then contemplate the long history of Monasterio Cartuja. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, make a trip to Plaza Nueva, and then have some family-friendly fun at El Reino Escape Room.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Granada vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Cordoba to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cordoba in June: highs in Granada hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
El Reino Escape Room ©
El Reino Escape Room
Sierra & Sol ©
Sierra & Sol

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nights
Malaga, Spain

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Change things up with these side-trips from Malaga: Nerja (Burriana Beach & Fundación Cueva de Nerja). And it doesn't end there: get your game on at La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga, get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, and take in the waterfront at Puerto de Málaga.

To find out how to plan a trip to Malaga, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Granada to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Granada in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Malaga, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Malaga

Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nerja
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach

1
night
Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar ©
A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Apes Den, take in the dramatic natural features at St. Michael's Cave, visit a coastal fixture at Europa Point, then appreciate the history behind Sikorski Memorial, and finally explore the striking landscape at The Rock of Gibraltar.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gibraltar journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Gibraltar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Malaga in July, you will find days in Gibraltar are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Cadiz.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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St. Michael's Cave ©
St. Michael's Cave
The Rock of Gibraltar ©
The Rock of Gibraltar
Europa Point ©
Europa Point

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Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz ©
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Telmo, stroll through Playa de la Barrosa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala de Roche, and finally stroll through Playa El Palmar. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Cadiz, pick up some local products at Mercado Central, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Tavira, take an in-depth tour of Yacimiento Arqueologico Gadir, then walk around Park Genoves, and finally kick back and relax at La Caleta Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cadiz trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Gibraltar to Cadiz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Cadiz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Chiclana de la Frontera, Playa El Palmar, Cala de Roche
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Playa de la Barrosa ©
Playa de la Barrosa
Cala de Roche ©
Cala de Roche
Iglesia de San Telmo ©
Iglesia de San Telmo

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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: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, make a trip to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Seville online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Cadiz to Seville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Cadiz in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seville: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana, then explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Camilo, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Meia Praia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Statue of Infante Dom Henrique, get outside with Pro Putting Garden, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque Zoologico de Lagos.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lagos online tour builder.

You can drive from Seville to Lagos in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Seville to Lagos, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seville in July, plan for slightly colder days in Lagos, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade
Kayaking & Canoeing

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Fonte dos Pisoes & Quinta da Regaleira). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in July, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Lisbon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nazare.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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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 18th (Sat): kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermida da Memoria, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, then take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Suberco, and finally get great views at Monte de Sao Bartolomeu. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Óbidos, make a trip to Obidos Village, and then take in the pleasant sights at Rua Direita.

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You can drive from Lisbon to Nazare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in July, expect nights in Nazare to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Nazare

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Obidos
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Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré ©
Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré
Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village

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Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Coimbra is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, trek along Choupal National Forest, and take in the views from Ponte Pedro e Ines.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Coimbra trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Nazare to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
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Portugal dos Pequenitos ©
Portugal dos Pequenitos
Choupal National Forest ©
Choupal National Forest
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico

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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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), stop by Livraria Lello, and explore the activities along Douro River.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Porto online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Porto takes 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 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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River Rafting & Tubing
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Douro River ©
Douro River

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago de Compostela: La Coruna (Plaza de Maria Pita, Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), &more) and Vigo (Playa Samil & Islas Cies). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Quintana, appreciate the extensive heritage of Praza do Toural, and steep yourself in history at Praza da Inmaculada.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Santiago de Compostela trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Porto to Santiago de Compostela in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Santiago de Compostela is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

La Coruna, Vigo
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Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela
Islas Cies ©
Islas Cies
Playa Samil ©
Playa Samil

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Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Salamanca is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), steep yourself in history at St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), and pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Salamanca trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Santiago de Compostela to Salamanca by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. While traveling from Santiago de Compostela, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Salamanca, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites · Museums
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Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus

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