31 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

31 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Toledo, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Cordoba, Spain
— 3 nights
Train
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Faro, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fatima, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oviedo, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Valladolid, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salamanca, Spain
— 2 nights
Train
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Segovia, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Avila, Spain
— 2 nights

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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip builder app.

If you are flying in from Costa Rica, the closest major aiport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Toledo.
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Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Toledo, Spain — 1 night

Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Church of Santo Tomé, take in the spiritual surroundings of El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, then examine the collection at Museo del Greco, then take an in-depth tour of Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito, and finally don't miss a visit to Catedral Primada.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Toledo travel website.

Traveling by car from Madrid to Toledo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cordoba.
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Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:

Cordoba, Spain — 3 nights

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 30th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and then stop by Jewish Quarter (Juderia). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cordoba road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Toledo to Cordoba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toledo in June: highs in Cordoba hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Granada.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:

Granada, Spain — 2 nights

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 2nd (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then steep yourself in history at Alhambra. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Generalife and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada itinerary builder app.

Take a train from Cordoba to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Granada: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Seville.
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Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Seville, Spain — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the striking features of Torre del Oro, then admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de España. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), then look for gifts at Ceramicas Sevilla, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

For photos and more tourist information, read Seville trip app.

You can drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Seville are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Faro.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
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Faro, Portugal — 2 nights

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura - Tavira EYE, head off the coast to Tavira Island, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at Thai Massage Vilamoura, then cool off at Aquashow Park, and then go for a stroll along the water at Marina de Vilamoura.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Faro trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Seville to Faro in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Seville in July, expect nights in Faro to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.
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Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Tours
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Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Câmara Municipal, explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and finally don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

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Traveling by flight from Faro to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Faro in July since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fatima.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Fatima, Portugal — 2 nights

Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): examine the collection at O Milagre de Fatima - Museu Interativo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica da Santissima Trindade, and then make a trip to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Batalha Monastery and then don't miss a visit to Obidos Village.

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Getting from Lisbon to Fatima by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Lisbon in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fatima: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Porto.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

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 12th (Tue): take in the waterfront activity at Ribeira do Porto, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally explore the activities along Douro River. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Palacio da Bolsa, then shop like a local with Livraria Lello, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Fatima to Porto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Porto, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santiago de Compostela.
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Parks · Shopping · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Santiago de Compostela, Spain — 2 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 14th (Thu): make a trip to Hostal dos Reis Católicos, then make a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Botafumeiro, don't miss a visit to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico, and then appreciate the history behind Fonte dos Cabalos.

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Traveling by car from Porto to Santiago de Compostela takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Santiago de Compostela is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Santiago de Compostela are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oviedo.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

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 16th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo and then admire the striking features of Santa María del Naranco. Prerrománico asturiano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Lorenzo, and then pause for some photo ops at Esculturas Oviedo.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Oviedo journey planner.

Traveling by car from Santiago de Compostela to Oviedo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Oviedo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Valladolid.
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Fun & Games · Beaches · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Valladolid, Spain — 2 nights

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.
On the 18th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Valladolid, walk around Campo Grande, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor de Valladolid. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Escultura, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Pablo, and then don't miss a visit to Centro de Iniciativas Turisticas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Valladolid trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Oviedo to Valladolid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Oviedo, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Valladolid, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Salamanca.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Salamanca, Spain — 2 nights

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

To find photos and other tourist information, you can read our Salamanca trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Valladolid to Salamanca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Segovia.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Segovia, Spain — 2 nights

As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
On the 22nd (Fri), enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then learn about all things military at Alcazar of Segovia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Casita de Infante, then steep yourself in history at Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, and then make a trip to Acueduct of Segovia.

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Getting from Salamanca to Segovia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salamanca in July, Segovia is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Avila.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Avila, Spain — 2 nights

Avila is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at The Walls of Avila, contemplate the long history of Basilica de San Vicente, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Avila, and admire the landmark architecture of Real Monasterio de Santo Tomas.

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You can drive from Segovia to Avila in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Segovia in July, Avila is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

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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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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Province of Salamanca travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Walking Areas
As a land of historical and cultural importance, the Province of Salamanca is home to the famous Golden City of Salamanca, which possesses some of the country’s finest examples of Romanesque and Gothic architecture, as well as one of the oldest universities in Europe. Known for its varied terrain of forested valleys and plains, the sprawling countryside boasts a number of picturesque villages and beautiful nature reserves, and specializes in handcrafted goods and cured meats.
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