33 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

33 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Funchal, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Maspalomas, Spain
— 4 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain — 6 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Photography Tours and Ciutadella Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Sant Feliu de Guixols) and Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, explore the world behind art at Casa Vicens, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and don't miss a visit to Placa d'Espanya.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

Manila, Philippines to Barcelona is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Manila to Barcelona. Traveling from Manila in July, things will get slightly colder in Barcelona: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Ibiza Town.
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Ibiza Town, Spain — 4 nights

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castell de Eivissa and S'Arenal Petit. Get out of town with these interesting Ibiza Town side-trips: S'Arenal Gros (in Portinatx) and Platja de ses Salines (in Ses Salines). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Es Vedra, get outside with Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Club, indulge in some personalized pampering at Massage Beach Ibiza, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ibiza Town route planning site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Ibiza Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. July in Ibiza Town sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, take in the views from Vasco da Gama Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon vacation builder app.

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Ibiza Town to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Ibiza Town in July, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Lagos.
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Lagos, Portugal — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): kick back and relax at Praia dos Tres Irmaos and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, kick back and relax at Praia do Pinhao and then get outside with Praia da Batata.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lagos road trip website.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can fly to Funchal.
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Funchal, Portugal — 4 nights

The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Pico do Arieiro. Change things up with a short trip to Ethnographic Museum in Ribeira Brava (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the striking landscape at Cabo Girao.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Funchal road trip planner.

Getting from Lagos to Funchal by flight takes about 5 hours. When traveling from Lagos in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Funchal, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can fly to Maspalomas.
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Maspalomas, Spain — 4 nights

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Buggy Pirates Gran Canaria and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. There's still lots to do: make a splash at Aqualand Maspalomas, push the limits with an extreme tour, explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Thai Holistic Massage.

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

Fly from Funchal to Maspalomas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In July in Maspalomas, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to fly to Ponta Delgada.
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Ponta Delgada, Portugal — 3 nights

As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Explore hidden gems such as Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Fishing Charters & Tours. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, get great views at Ponta da Ferraria Ferraria, see Off-Road Tours, and head outdoors with Jardim Botanico Antonio Borges.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada trip builder website.

You can fly from Maspalomas to Ponta Delgada in 6 hours. Traveling from Maspalomas to Ponta Delgada, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Ponta Delgada is little chillier than Maspalomas - with highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Museo Sorolla. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo & MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Cibeles, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum of Spain.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Madrid takes 8.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ponta Delgada to Madrid is 2 hours. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in August, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Architectural Buildings · 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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