16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Campinas, Brazil
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Guimaraes, Portugal
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
3
Braga, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Vigo, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
La Coruna, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Lagos, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Beja, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Evora, Portugal
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Sintra, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Obidos, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
13
Fatima, Portugal
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Aveiro, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
15
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  13​h
End: Campinas, Brazil

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nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at FC Porto Museum and Porto Augusto's. Get outdoors at Praia Estrela Do Mar and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Go for a jaunt from Porto to Santa Maria da Feira to see Castelo de Santa Maria da Feira about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara), kick back and relax at Matosinhos Beach, and do a tasting at Quinta dos Corvos.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Porto online trip itinerary builder .

Campinas, Brazil to Porto is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Campinas to Porto, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Campinas in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Porto, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Castelo de Santa Maria da Feira, Matosinhos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
FC Porto Museum ©
FC Porto Museum
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

few
hours
Guimaraes, Portugal

Guimaraes
The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Guimaraes trip planner .

You can drive from Porto to Guimaraes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Guimaraes can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel to Braga.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Marcos Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se de Braga, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja dos Terceiros, then make a trip to Chafariz dos Castelos, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia de Braga.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Braga travel itinerary planner .

Braga is just a short distance from Guimaraes. In October, daytime highs in Braga are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vigo.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Se de Braga ©
Se de Braga
Igreja da Misericordia de Braga ©
Igreja da Misericordia de Braga

few
hours
Vigo, Spain

Vigo ©
Vigo is a city and municipality in the province of Pontevedra, in Galicia, north-west Spain on the Atlantic Ocean. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Salinae and then head outdoors with Parque de Castrelos.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vigo driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Braga to Vigo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Vigo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Vigo

Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Parque de Castrelos ©
Parque de Castrelos

1
night
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the striking features of Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Colegiata del Sar.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Santiago de Compostela route planning website .

Getting from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to La Coruna.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Igreja de San Fructuoso ©
Igreja de San Fructuoso
Museo Catedralicio ©
Museo Catedralicio

few
hours
La Coruna, Spain

La Coruna ©
A Coruña is a city and municipality of Galicia, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Colegiata de Santa Maria do Campo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santo Domingo Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Santiago.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the La Coruna journey planner.

La Coruna is just a stone's throw from Santiago de Compostela. In October in La Coruna, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in La Coruna

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parroquia de Santiago ©
Parroquia de Santiago
Colegiata de Santa Maria do Campo ©

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Domingos ( Santa Justa e Rufina ), contemplate the long history of Miradouro da Graca, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santo Antonio de Lisboa, then admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally appreciate the history behind Belém Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Sesimbra, explore the striking landscape of Parque Natural da Arrabida, then examine the collection at National Coach Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Igreja de Sao Roque.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lisbon road trip tool .

Getting from La Coruna to Lisbon by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from La Coruna in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sesimbra, Parque Natural da Arrabida, National Coach Museum
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Parque Natural da Arrabida ©
Parque Natural da Arrabida

1
night
Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
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.
On the 11th (Fri), get outside with Pro Putting Garden, stroll through Ponta Da Piedale, and then don't miss a visit to Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Lagos travel app .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, daytime highs in Lagos are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Beja.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Sagres, Tres Castelos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Beja, Portugal

Beja
Beja is a city and a municipality in the Alentejo region, Portugal. For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Beja sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Lagos to Beja in 2 hours. Traveling from Lagos in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Beja, with lows of 16°C. You'll set off for Evora on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Beja

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

1
day
Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia, see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra, then examine the collection at Aldeia da Terra, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and finally delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Evora road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Beja to Evora takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Evora can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Aldeia da Terra
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

1
night
Sintra, Portugal

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the activities along Vale dos Lagos at Parque de Pena, contemplate the long history of Chalet da Condessa D’Edla, then admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Nacional de Sintra.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sintra trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Evora to Sintra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Sintra are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Palacio Nacional de Sintra ©
Palacio Nacional de Sintra
Chalet da Condessa D’Edla ©
Chalet da Condessa D’Edla

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night
Obidos, Portugal

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): make a trip to Obidos Village and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santa Maria.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Obidos using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sintra to Obidos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Fatima.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Alcobaca
Highlights from your plan
Igreja de Santa Maria ©
Igreja de Santa Maria
Alcobaca ©
Alcobaca
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village

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Fatima, Portugal

Fatima
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Capelas Imperfeitas, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Ourém, make a trip to Ginginha do Castelo, then see the interesting displays at O Milagre de Fatima - Museu Interativo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos.

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You can drive from Obidos to Fatima in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. October in Fatima sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Coimbra.

Things to do in Fatima

Outdoors Tours Parks

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night
Aveiro, Portugal

Aveiro ©
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. On the 15th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Alianca Underground Museum, see the interesting displays at Oficina do Doce, and then steep yourself in history at Igreja da Misericordia de Aveiro.

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

Drive from Fatima to Aveiro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Aveiro

Museums Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Ilhavo, Alianca Underground Museum
Highlights from your plan
Alianca Underground Museum ©
Alianca Underground Museum
The Maritime Museum of Ilhavo ©
The Maritime Museum of Ilhavo
Fábrica da Vista Alegre ©
Fábrica da Vista Alegre

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Porto, Portugal

Porto
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, explore the world behind art at MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto day trip app .

You can take a train from Aveiro to Porto in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Porto

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

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