9 days in Spain, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

9 days in Spain, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Valladolid, Spain
— 1 night
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La Coruna, Spain
— 1 night
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Badajoz, Spain
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Valladolid, Spain — 1 night

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.
You've now added Escape Pucela to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Academia de Caballeria, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor de Valladolid, test your team's savvy at Escape Pucela, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa María La Antigua, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Valladolid, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Pasaje Gutierrez.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Valladolid trip planner.

Madrid to Valladolid is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid in July, expect Valladolid to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to La Coruna.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games · Museums
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La Coruna, Spain — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Aquarium Finisterrae. On the 2nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Domus, kick back and relax at Praia de Riazor, and then stroll through Refugio de Verdes.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the La Coruna online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Valladolid to La Coruna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Valladolid in July: highs in La Coruna hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Santiago de Compostela.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Beaches
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Aventuras en Galicia as well as Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela and then don't miss a visit to Plaza del Obradoiro.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Santiago de Compostela journey website.

You can drive from La Coruna to Santiago de Compostela in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Santiago de Compostela are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You will leave for Porto on the 5th (Fri).
Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Porto, Portugal — 1 night

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 5th (Fri): stop by Livraria Lello, steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, then explore the activities along Douro River, and finally take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I.

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

Traveling by car from Santiago de Compostela to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santiago de Compostela to Porto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Porto are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to fly to Lisbon.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jardim Zoologico, Parque Botanico do Monteiro-Mor and Carris Museum. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, then make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and finally make a trip to Belém Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then walk around Parque Botanico do Monteiro-Mor, and finally meet the residents at Jardim Zoologico.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Badajoz.
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Badajoz, Spain — 1 night

Badajoz is the capital of the Province of Badajoz in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. On the 9th (Tue), cool off at Aquabadajoz.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Badajoz route planning site.

Getting from Lisbon to Badajoz by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Lisbon to Badajoz, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Lisbon in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Badajoz: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Churches · 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.