16 days in Hamburg, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Hamburg, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Hamburg, Germany
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Funchal, Portugal
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Costa Adeje, Spain
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Hamburg, Germany

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at St Nikolai Memorial, see the interesting displays at U-Bootmuseum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, then see the interesting displays at Dialog in the Dark, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Petri Kirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of Marienkirche, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lubeck Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Petri zu Lubeck, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hamburg trip maker tool.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are Hamburg Airport, Bremen Airport and Hannover Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Barcelona, Spain

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): walk around Parc Guell, make a trip to Casa Batllo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Lloret Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fenals Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Platja del Coco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Barcelona takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hamburg in August; daily highs in Barcelona reach 33°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Popular historic sites such as Castell de Bellver and Basilica de Sant Francesc are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Playa de Alcudia and Cala Molins. Change things up with these side-trips from Palma de Mallorca: Cala Santanyi (in Santanyi), Cala d'Or (Cala Gran & Plage Cala D'or) and Playa de Muro (in Playa de Muro). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Sa Llotja, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Placa de Cort, and explore the galleries of Palau de l'Almudaina.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Palma de Mallorca online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Palma de Mallorca sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Seville, Spain

City of Towers

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. Keep things going the next day: catch a live event at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de la Magdalena, then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, and finally take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Seville trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Seville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Lagos, Portugal

Jewel of the Algarve

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ponta da Piedade and Cape Saint Vincent. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia da Falesia and Praia da Marinha. Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Albufeira (Praia do Peneco & Speed Boats Tours), Pescadores Beach (in Armacao de Pera) and Praia dos Olhos de Água (in Olhos de Agua). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Camilo, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Gil Eanes, stroll through Praia Dona Ana, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Misericordia of Alvor.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lagos journey builder tool.

You can drive from Seville to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Seville to Lagos is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Seville in August, plan for slightly colder days in Lagos, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Funchal, Portugal

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), make a trip to Colegio dos Jesuitas do Funchal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja do Colegio Sao Joao Evangelista, then examine the collection at Madeira Film Experience, then wander the streets of Zona Velha, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Ruivo, then hike along Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Valley of the Nuns.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Funchal trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lagos to Funchal takes 9 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Funchal can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Costa Adeje.

Things to do in Funchal

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Costa Adeje, Spain

Whether you're a sophisticated pleasure seeker with the taste for Canarian cuisine and classy shopping, or a nature lover hungry of adventures, you can have it all on a well-balanced Costa Adeje vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): stroll through Playa de Fanabe, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Duque, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Teide National Park.

Plan trip to Costa Adeje with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Funchal to Costa Adeje by flight takes about 6.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
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.

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.