16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive
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Guimaraes, Portugal
— Few hours
Drive
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Braga, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive
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Vigo, Spain
— Few hours
Drive
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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La Coruna, Spain
— Few hours
Drive
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lagos, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive
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Beja, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive
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Evora, Portugal
— 1 day
Drive
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Sintra, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive
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Obidos, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive
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Fatima, Portugal
— Few hours
Drive
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Aveiro, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive
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Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
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Porto, Portugal

Unvanquished City

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to FC Porto Museum and Palacio da Bolsa. Get some historical perspective at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Castelo de Santa Maria da Feira. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Matosinhos Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Torre dos Clerigos, do a tasting at Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Porto travel itinerary planner.

Campinas, Brazil to Porto is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Campinas in October, Porto is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Guimaraes, Portugal

Birthplace of the Portuguese Nationality

The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Guimaraes route maker.

You can drive from Porto to Guimaraes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 6th (Sun), you're off to Braga.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

1
night
Braga, Portugal

Portuguese Rome

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 6th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Cruz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Marcos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se de Braga, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja dos Terceiros, then steep yourself in history at Chafariz do Castelo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia de Braga.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Braga road trip tool.

Braga is just a short distance from Guimaraes. In October in Braga, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vigo.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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Vigo, Spain

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

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vigo planner.

You can drive from Braga to Vigo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Vigo

Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Colegiata del Sar.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago de Compostela tour planner.

You can drive from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October in Santiago de Compostela, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Tue) before leaving for La Coruna.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites · Museums

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La Coruna, Spain

Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), 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 pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de Santiago.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our La Coruna planning website.

You can drive from Santiago de Compostela to La Coruna in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October in La Coruna, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in La Coruna

Historic Sites

3
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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina), take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Graca (Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen), explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santo Antonio de Lisboa, then steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally don't miss a visit to Belém Tower.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon road trip planner.

Getting from La Coruna to Lisbon by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from La Coruna to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. While traveling from La Coruna, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. 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 · Nature

Side Trips

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get outside with Pro Putting Garden, then explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, and then enjoy the sea views from Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lagos travel route builder app.

Getting from Lisbon to Lagos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Lagos sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Beja.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

1
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Beja, Portugal

Beja is a city and a municipality in the Alentejo region, Portugal. To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Beja journey planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Beja takes 2 hours. Traveling from Lagos in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Beja, with lows of 16°C. You will leave for Evora on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Beja

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

1
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Evora, Portugal

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick 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 take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana).

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Evora online road trip planner.

You can drive from Beja to Evora in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Evora are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 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

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Sintra, Portugal

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): contemplate the waterfront views at Vale dos Lagos at Parque de Pena, then steep yourself in history at Chalet da Condessa D’Edla, then admire the striking features of Quinta da Regaleira, and finally admire the striking features of Sintra National Palace.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sintra sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Evora to Sintra in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Sintra, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Obidos.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

1
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Obidos, Portugal

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Start 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.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Obidos driving holiday planner.

Getting from Sintra to Obidos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Obidos can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Tue) before leaving for Fatima.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Fatima, Portugal

Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fatima trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Obidos to Fatima takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Fatima are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll set off for Aveiro on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Fatima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

1
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Aveiro, Portugal

Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Alianca Underground Museum, see the interesting displays at Oficina do Doce, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia de Aveiro.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Aveiro online trip planner.

You can drive from Fatima to Aveiro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Aveiro

Museums · Classes · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

1
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Porto, Portugal

Unvanquished City

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Porto trip maker website.

You can drive from Aveiro to Porto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Portugal travel guide

4.3
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.

Spain travel guide

4.4
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.

Algarve travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Nightlife · Theme Parks
Occupying the southernmost portion of Portugal's mainland, Algarve is wholeheartedly devoted to tourism and continuously ranks among Europe's top holiday destinations. Nearly 10 million annual visitors include Algarve on their itineraries, drawn mostly by the region's developed coastline, boasting nearly 200 km (125 mi) of impeccable beaches. Farther away from the water, the region offers an extensive network of hiking trails, ideal for active vacationers seeking a chance to explore a rugged southwestern corner of Europe once considered the very end of the world. If you need a few urban things to do on your vacation, head for the regional capital Faro, featuring a lively Old Town full of plazas, pedestrian lanes, and outdoor cafes.

Alentejo travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Castles
The fertile plains extending from the lush banks of the Tagus River set the pace of life in Alentejo, a largely agricultural region in the south-central part of Portugal. Underrated as a holiday destination, the region remains unspoiled by mass tourism a...