36 days in Amsterdam, Portugal & Spain Itinerary

36 days in Amsterdam, Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Albufeira, Portugal
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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5
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort) and Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, shop like a local with TASCHEN Store Amsterdam, take a stroll through Red Light District, and don't miss a visit to Leidseplein.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary maker website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Amsterdam is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April, things will get cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zandvoort aan Zee, Frans Hals Museum
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Escape the urban bustle at Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours and Lisbon by Boat. Do some cultural sightseeing at Belém Tower and Quinta da Regaleira. Change things up with a short trip to Castelo dos Mouros in Sintra (about 42 minutes away). Pedal the day away on the 24th (Mon) with Portugal Bike. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, ponder the design of Rossio Square, take a stroll through Alfama, and learn the tricks of the trade with Time Out Market Lisboa.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lisbon driving holiday planning site.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Lisbon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in April, expect Lisbon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sintra, Portugal Bike
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

5
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Popular historic sites such as Old Town Faro and Castelo de Silves are in your itinerary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia Da Rocha and Falesia Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Albufeira side-trips: Museu de Portimao (in Portimao), Canastra (in Estoi) and Studio Bongard (in Ferragudo). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água, stop by Sweet Estoi, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado de Olhao, and get a taste of the local shopping with Art & Image Studio.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Albufeira trip maker website.

You can drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. April in Albufeira sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Faro, Canastra, Mercado de Olhao, Art & Image Studio
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Old Town Faro ©
Old Town Faro

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.
For shopping fun, head to Zaguan 24 or Calle Sierpes. Get some cultural insight at Plaza de España and Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla. Step out of Seville with an excursion to El Tajo de Ronda in Ronda--about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, stop by Malanga - Hecho a Mano, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville attractions planner.

You can drive from Albufeira to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albufeira to Seville. In April, daytime highs in Seville are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

El Tajo de Ronda
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Burriana Beach and Fundación Cueva de Nerja. Get some cultural insight at Alhambra and Generalife. Step out of Granada with an excursion to Alcazaba in Malaga--about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin, look for gifts at EL Zoco Nazari, and contemplate the long history of Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo.

For other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Granada trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Seville to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seville in May, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Granada. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Nerja, Alcazaba
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba

6
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get in touch with nature at Faunia and Safari de Madrid. Museum-lovers will appreciate Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Step out of Madrid to go to Aldea del Fresno and see Playa del Alberche, which is approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and stop by Antigua Casa Talavera.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Madrid travel route site.

Getting from Granada to Madrid by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Madrid, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Playa del Alberche
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

5
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Visiting Playa de La Barceloneta and Sailing Experience Barcelona will get you outdoors. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Joan Miro Foundation.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip site.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

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