16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
train:  45​min
4
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel


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2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Barcelona online sightseeing planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Barcelona is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tel Aviv in October, things will get little chillier in Barcelona: highs are around 26°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain

Puerto Del Carmen ©
One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cueva de los Verdes and Fundacion Cesar Manrique. We've included these beaches for you: Papagayo Beach and Playa Grande. Go for a jaunt from Puerto Del Carmen to Haria to see Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Los Hervideros, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Del Rio, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Dorada Beach, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Del Carmen tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Puerto Del Carmen takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Barcelona to Puerto Del Carmen, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect Puerto Del Carmen to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Jardin de Cactus, Playa Dorada Beach, Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique
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Cueva de los Verdes ©
Cueva de los Verdes
Papagayo Beach ©
Papagayo Beach
Playa Grande ©
Playa Grande

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, then take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then snap pictures at Roman Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cordoba vacation builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Del Carmen to Cordoba takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Cordoba when traveling from Puerto Del Carmen in October, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

2
nights
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.
On the 15th (Tue), stroll through Royal Alcázar of Seville, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, then take in the exciting artwork at La Galeria Roja, and then wander the streets of Centro Historico de Sevilla.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Seville trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Centro Historico de Sevilla ©
Centro Historico de Sevilla
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España

3
nights
Lagos, Portugal

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.
Visit Praia Da Rocha and Falesia Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Ponta Da Piedale and Praia da Marinha. Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Albufeira (Praia do Peneco & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Praia dos Olhos de Água (in Olhos de Agua). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lagos trip planner .

Traveling by car from Seville to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Lagos due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Praia da Marinha, Praia Da Rocha
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Head to Chiado and Rua Augustafor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belém Tower and Cabo da Roca. Venture out of the city with trips to Evora (Capela dos Ossos & Centro Historico de Evora). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, wander the streets of Rossio Square, and don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon day trip site .

You can drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Lagos in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lisbon, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Evora, Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca
Chiado ©
Chiado

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