48 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

48 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
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Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Evora, Portugal
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Sintra, Portugal
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
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Coimbra, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Aveiro, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 2 nights
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Oviedo, Spain
— 2 nights
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Burgos, Spain
— 2 nights
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Zaragoza, Spain
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 21st (Wed), stroll around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and then examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Barcelona is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Barcelona. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in September, with highs in Barcelona at 30°C and lows at 21°C. You'll set off for Valencia on the 22nd (Thu).
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Valencia, Spain — 3 nights

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and Museu Faller de Valencia. Visit Valencia Cathedral and Plaza de la Virgen for their historical value. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of La Lonja de la Seda, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia, and get to know the resident critters at Bioparc Valencia.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Valencia trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Valencia by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Valencia are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can take a train 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.
Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace of Madrid and Church of Santo Tomé. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum & Catedral Primada). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, delve into the distant past at Templo de Debod, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and see the interesting displays at Lope de Vega Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Valencia to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Valencia in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Madrid, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly to Granada.
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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 30th (Fri): look and learn at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) and then wander the streets of Albayzin. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Granada trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Ronda.
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Ronda, Spain — 2 nights

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 2nd (Sun), don't miss a visit to Roman Bridge, then explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, then see the interesting displays at Museo Lara, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia de Nuestra Senora del Socorro.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ronda trip planner.

You can drive from Granada to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, daytime highs in Ronda are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 4 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.
Visit Plaza de España and Royal Alcázar of Seville for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Catedral de Sevilla and Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seville: Cordoba (Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia & Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, steep yourself in history at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

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Getting from Ronda to Seville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Seville sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some cultural insight at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Museu de Marinha. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Belém Tower, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and wander the streets of Bairro Alto.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Seville to Lisbon by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Evora.
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Find places to stay Oct 7 — 11:

Evora, Portugal — 1 night

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, and then see the interesting displays at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo.

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You can drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.
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Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:

Lisbon, Portugal

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for Sintra on the 12th (Wed).
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Sintra, Portugal — 1 night

Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
On the 13th (Thu), admire the striking features of Park and National Palace of Pena, stop by Juicy Soaps, and then explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sintra trip itinerary maker app.

Sintra is just a short distance from Lisbon. October in Sintra sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica da Estrela, then explore the world behind art at Museu Colecao Berardo, and then take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon online journey planner.

Lisbon is just a short distance from Sintra. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batalha Monastery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de Cristo. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro and then take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Coimbra online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Coimbra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Aveiro.
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Aveiro, Portugal — 2 nights

Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Ria de Aveiro and then admire the striking features of Aveiro.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Aveiro trip site.

You can drive from Coimbra to Aveiro in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. On the 18th (Tue), you're off to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Palacio da Bolsa. Popular historic sites such as Centro Historico de Guimaraes and Igreja do Carmo are in your itinerary. Dedicate the 19th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, shop like a local with Livraria Lello, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ribeira do Porto.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Porto online trip builder.

Getting from Aveiro to Porto by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Santiago de Compostela.
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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.
Museo Catedralicio and Museo do Pobo Galego will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, don't miss a visit to Botafumeiro, and pause for some photo ops at As Duas Marias.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Compostela online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Santiago de Compostela takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Santiago de Compostela due to the time zone difference. In October, Santiago de Compostela is little chillier than Porto - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Oviedo.
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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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel de Lillo and then see the interesting displays at Museo Jurasico de Asturias (MUJA).

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Oviedo holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Santiago de Compostela to Oviedo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Burgos.
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Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

Burgos, Spain — 2 nights

Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Plaza del Mio Cid, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de las Huelgas, and then contemplate the long history of Historic Center of Burgos.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Burgos trip site.

Drive from Oviedo to Burgos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Burgos when traveling from Oviedo in October, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zaragoza.
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Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:

Zaragoza, Spain — 4 nights

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Let the collections at Fortress and Walls of Pamplona and Museo de Ciencias Naturales capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar and Basilica of Santa Engracia Church. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Palacio de la Aljaferia, examine the collection at Museo de los Faroles y Rosario de Cristal, delve into the distant past at Roman Walls, and don't miss a visit to AVE Station.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zaragoza trip website.

You can drive from Burgos to Zaragoza in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Burgos in October, with highs in Zaragoza at 27°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

Museu Picasso and Parc de Montjuic will appeal to museum buffs. Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Enjoy Barcelona some more: don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, explore the engaging exhibits at CaixaForum Barcelona, explore the world behind art at Fundacio Antoni Tapies, and wander the streets of Las Ramblas.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Zaragoza to Barcelona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the flight 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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