12 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

12 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Aveiro, Portugal
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Pontevedra, Spain
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La Coruna, Spain
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 3 nights
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Gijon, Spain
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Oviedo, Spain
— 2 nights
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Burgos, Spain
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Valladolid, Spain
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Salamanca, Spain
— 2 nights
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Coimbra, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Aveiro, Portugal

Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Maritime Museum of Ilhavo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Costa Nova.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Aveiro trip builder tool.

Lisbon to Aveiro is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 2 nights

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 28th (Sat): snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Porto vacation builder app.

Drive from Aveiro to Porto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Porto, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pontevedra.
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Pontevedra, Spain

Pontevedra is a Spanish city in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pontevedra attractions website.

Getting from Porto to Pontevedra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Pontevedra is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Pontevedra can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel to La Coruna.
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La Coruna, Spain

Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get great views at El Banco Máis Bonito and then don't miss a visit to Praza de Maria Pita.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the La Coruna route planner.

Traveling by car from Pontevedra to La Coruna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in La Coruna, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santiago de Compostela.
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain — 3 nights

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): appreciate the history behind As Duas Marias. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Hostal dos Reis Católicos, then don't miss a visit to Plaza del Obradoiro, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela.

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Traveling by car from La Coruna to Santiago de Compostela takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Santiago de Compostela are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Gijon.
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Gijon, Spain

Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gijon trip maker tool.

You can drive from Santiago de Compostela to Gijon in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Santiago de Compostela, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gijon, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 16°C. You'll set off for Oviedo on the 2nd (Thu).
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Oviedo, Spain — 2 nights

Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel de Lillo and then admire the landmark architecture of Santa María del Naranco. Prerrománico asturiano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Plaza del Fontan, then stop by Mercado El Fontan, and then admire the natural beauty at Campo de San Francisco.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Oviedo online road trip planner.

Oviedo is just a short distance from Gijon. In June, daily temperatures in Oviedo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Burgos.
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Burgos, Spain

Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Burgos online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Oviedo to Burgos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Oviedo in June: highs in Burgos hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to Valladolid.
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Valladolid, Spain

A city of booming industry with a strong emphasis on leisure and cultural involvement, Valladolid is also known for its historical heritage and medieval feel.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Escultura.

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Traveling by car from Burgos to Valladolid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Salamanca.
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Salamanca, Spain — 2 nights

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Salamanca road trip planner.

Drive from Valladolid to Salamanca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Salamanca, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Coimbra.
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Coimbra, Portugal — 2 nights

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra).

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Coimbra trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Coimbra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salamanca to Coimbra due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Salamanca in June, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Coimbra: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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Spain travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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