12 days in Spain, Braga & Evora Itinerary

12 days in Spain, Braga & Evora Itinerary

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12 days in Spain, Braga & Evora Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Braga, Portugal
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Merida, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Sierra Nevada National Park, Spain
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Evora, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Braga, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  14​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

1
day
Braga, Portugal

Braga ©
Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Se de Braga, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bom Jesus do Monte, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Church, then don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Guimaraes, and finally step into the grandiose world of Guimaraes Castle.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Braga travel planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Braga is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Braga. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, expect Braga to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Merida.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guimaraes
Highlights from your plan
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Guimaraes Castle ©
Guimaraes Castle
Se de Braga ©
Se de Braga

1
night
Merida, Spain

Merida ©
Mérida is the capital of the autonomous community of Extremadura, western central Spain. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the views from Roman Bridge, make a trip to Templo de Diana, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Arte Romano, and finally don't miss a visit to Presa Romana de Proserpina.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Merida trip itinerary site .

Getting from Braga to Merida by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Braga to Merida is 1 hour. December in Merida sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cordoba.

Things to do in Merida

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Templo de Diana ©
Templo de Diana

2
nights
Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
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 19th (Thu): make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then get to know the fascinating history of Calleja del Panuelo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cordoba attractions planning app .

Getting from Merida to Cordoba by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Merida in December: highs in Cordoba hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba

1
night
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): wander the streets of Albayzin, stop by Munira, and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Granada trip planner .

You can drive from Cordoba to Granada in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in December, plan for slightly colder days in Granada, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Sierra Nevada National Park.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Munira ©
Munira

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night
Sierra Nevada National Park, Spain

Sierra Nevada National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico Hoya de Pedraza, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Las Alpujarras, and then get great views at Mirador Ahi De Cara.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sierra Nevada National Park sightseeing planner.

Drive from Granada to Sierra Nevada National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Sierra Nevada National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Las Alpujarras ©
Las Alpujarras
Jardin Botanico Hoya de Pedraza ©
Jardin Botanico Hoya de Pedraza
Mirador Ahi De Cara ©
Mirador Ahi De Cara

1
night
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
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 22nd (Sun): browse the exhibits of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Sierra Nevada National Park to Seville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

1
night
Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, then explore the ancient world of Cromeleque dos Almendres, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Evora sightseeing planner .

Drive from Seville to Evora in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Evora due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Evora can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Braga.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

2
nights
Braga, Portugal

Braga ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Braga: Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios (in Lamego), Fortaleza de Valenca (in Valenca) and Santuario de Santa Luzia (in Viana do Castelo). Enjoy Braga some more: contemplate the long history of Largo da Oliveira, make a trip to Sameiro Sanctuary, step into the grandiose world of Paco dos Duques de Braganca, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Garden of Santa Barbara.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Braga trip planner.

You can drive from Evora to Braga in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Fortaleza de Valenca, Santuario de Santa Luzia, Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios
Highlights from your plan
Sameiro Sanctuary ©
Sameiro Sanctuary
Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira
Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia

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