47 days in Spain, Andorra la Vella & Portugal Itinerary

47 days in Spain, Andorra la Vella & Portugal Itinerary

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Tarragona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
— 2 nights
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Zaragoza, Spain
— 5 nights
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Burgos, Spain
— 4 nights
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Cangas de Onis, Spain
— 3 nights
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Leon, Spain
— 3 nights
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Avila, Spain
— 4 nights
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Salamanca, Spain
— 5 nights
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Fatima, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Evora, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Albufeira, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Cordoba, Spain
— 6 nights
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Tarragona, Spain — 3 nights

Tarragona is a port city located in northeast Spain on the Costa Daurada by the Mediterranean Sea. Get some historical perspective at Ciudadela Iberica de Calafell and Cantera del Medol. Appreciate the collections at Museu Del Ferrocarril and Museu Nacional Arqueologic de Tarragona. When in Tarragona, make a side trip to see Museu de Maricel in Sitges, approximately Sitges away. And it doesn't end there: get insight into ancient worlds with Itinere - Day Tours, explore the world behind art at Museu d'Art Modern de la Diputacio de Tarragona, and don't miss a visit to Placa dels Sedassos.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tarragona online driving holiday planner.

Antibes, France to Tarragona is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Tarragona are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Andorra la Vella.
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra — 2 nights

Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sant Cristofol d'Anyos Church, then browse the exhibits of Museo De La Miniatura De Ordino, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sant Marti de La Cortinada, and finally steep yourself in history at Barri Antic. On the next day, explore the galleries of Museo etnografico Casa Cristo, then explore the galleries of Museum of Electricity, then pause for some serene contemplation at Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters, and finally trek along Rec del Sola.

Before you visit Andorra la Vella, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Tarragona to Andorra la Vella takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zaragoza.
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Zaragoza, Spain — 5 nights

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Plaza de los Fueros and Roman Walls. Museum-lovers will appreciate Emoz and Museo Pablo Gargallo. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo del Fuego y de los Bomberos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Santa Engracia Church, contemplate the long history of Antigua Facultad de Medicina, and explore the world behind art at Alma Mater Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zaragoza trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Andorra la Vella to Zaragoza in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. September in Zaragoza sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Burgos.
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Burgos, Spain — 4 nights

Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Iglesia de San Esteban and Monasterio de Nuestra Senora de la Piedad. Popular historic sites such as Castillo de Sajazarra and Puente De San Pablo are in your itinerary. Step out of Burgos to go to Aranda de Duero and see Ribiertete, which is approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Monasterio de San Pedro de Cardena, stroll around Parque de la Isla, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Lorenzo, and don't miss a visit to Plaza del Mio Cid.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Burgos online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zaragoza to Burgos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zaragoza in September; daily highs in Burgos reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cangas de Onis.
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Cangas de Onis, Spain — 3 nights

Cangas de Onís is a municipality in the eastern part of the province and autonomous community of Asturias in the northwest of Spain. Do some cultural sightseeing at Iglesia de Santa Maria de Los Angeles and Abadia de Santa Maria de Viaceli. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Olla de San Vicente and Playa Meron. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Dobra, take some stellar pictures from Mirador de la Reina, hike along Minas de Buferrera, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario De Covadonga.

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Traveling by car from Burgos to Cangas de Onis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cangas de Onis when traveling from Burgos in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Leon.
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Leon, Spain — 3 nights

León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Iglesia de San Tirso and Parroquia Nuestra Senora Del Mercado. Popular historic sites such as Museo Catedralicio Diocesano and Iglesia de San Lorenzo are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Marcelo, steep yourself in history at La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon, get to know the fascinating history of Guias Legio, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Casa Botines Gaudi.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Leon vacation planner.

Getting from Cangas de Onis to Leon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cangas de Onis in September, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Leon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Avila.
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Avila, Spain — 4 nights

Your inner history buff will appreciate Castillo de Coca and Convento de Santa Teresa. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old City and Plaza de Medina del Campo, Segovia. Explore Avila's surroundings by going to Segovia (House Museum of Antonio Machado & San Esteban Church).

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Avila trip planner.

Traveling by car from Leon to Avila takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Avila, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Salamanca.
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Salamanca, Spain — 5 nights

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Explore hidden gems such as Convento de las Duenas and Escuelas Menores. Do some cultural sightseeing at Plaza de Anaya and Convento Las Claras. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de los Duques de Alba, admire the striking features of Palacio de Anaya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Santo Tomas Cantuariense, and contemplate the long history of Hospital del Estudio.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Salamanca online journey planner.

Drive from Avila to Salamanca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Salamanca can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fatima.
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Fatima, Portugal — 4 nights

Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Let the collections at Wax Museum of Fátima and O Milagre de Fatima - Museu Interativo capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castelo de Almourol and Ginginha do Castelo. When in Fatima, make a side trip to see Igreja Matriz da Batalha in Batalha, approximately Batalha away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Medieval Town of Ourem, Portugal, appreciate the history behind Joao Paulo II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica da Santissima Trindade, and contemplate the long history of Monumento Natural das Pegadas da Serra de Aire.

To find photos and more tourist information, use the Fatima online visit planner.

You can drive from Salamanca to Fatima in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Salamanca to Fatima, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salamanca in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fatima, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Evora.
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Evora, Portugal — 2 nights

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra, then see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Misericordia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Ebora Megalithica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, and then admire the striking features of Garcia de Resende Theater (Evora).

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Evora trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Fatima to Evora takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Evora, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Albufeira.
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Albufeira, Portugal — 5 nights

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Visit Municipio de Silves and Cerro da Vila for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Algarving Tours and Church of Divino Salvador. Explore Albufeira's surroundings by going to Quinta Do Frances Winery (in Silves), Basilica Real de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao (in Castro Verde) and Quinta dos Vales Wine Estate (in Estombar). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Misericordia of Alvor, tee off at Dom Pedro Old Course - Golf Club, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoa dos Salgados, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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Getting from Evora to Albufeira by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cordoba.
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Cordoba, Spain — 6 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Arqueologico de Cordoba and Casa de las Cabezas Patios de Leyenda. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santuario de Nuestra Senora de Araceli and Museo del Anis. Get out of town with these interesting Cordoba side-trips: Santuario de Nuestra Senora Virgen de la Cabeza (in Andujar), Machaquito Anis & Licores (in Rute) and Oficina de Turismo de Banos de la Encina (in Banos de la Encina). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Palacio de la Merced, admire the masterpieces at Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Nicolas de Villa, and contemplate the long history of Monasterio de la Encarnacion.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cordoba online road trip planner.

Getting from Albufeira to Cordoba by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albufeira to Cordoba. Traveling from Albufeira in October, expect nights in Cordoba to be slightly colder, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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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Andorra travel guide

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Thermal Spas · Ski Areas · Theme Parks
Andorra's wild popularity among tourists can be attributed to its gently sloped ski resorts, extensive hiking trails, and duty-free shopping. The skyline features the ubiquitous outline of the rugged Pyrenees mountain range, with average elevations of 1,996 m (6,549 ft). Tranquillity and relaxation ensue at altitudes of 1,000 m (3,281 ft) at the well-known Caldea Spa Complex, distinguished by its elegant glass spires. If you prefer a little retail therapy, try the duty-free shopping in the capital city Andorra la Vella's bustling avenues. Sightseeing includes Romaneque churches, shrines, and historic houses, including a replica of the famous statue of Our Lady of Meritxell, which was destroyed in a 1972 fire. Andorra's Catalan culture, including folk dances and music, is very much alive today in the town of Sant Julià de Lòria.
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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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