17 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

17 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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17 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Albufeira, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h
4
Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Nerja, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus + Train:  5​h
6
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Mumbai, India


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2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 21st (Tue), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and then steep yourself in history at Belém Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary app .

Mumbai, India to Lisbon is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in April; daily highs in Lisbon reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

2
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Falesia Beach, then stroll through Vau Beach, then kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pescadores Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Praia Gale, kick back and relax at Praia da Marinha, and then trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos.

To find reviews and tourist information, go to the Albufeira online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Albufeira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Albufeira sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Pescadores Beach, Praia da Marinha, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, then admire the striking features of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, then stroll through Centro Ecuestre Entrepinares, and finally get outside with Paseo Alcalde Marques del Contadero.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Seville road trip site .

Drive from Albufeira to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albufeira to Seville. In April, daytime highs in Seville are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): head outdoors with Ronda Dressage, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reservatauro Ronda, then take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, then ride a horse along Paddock Paradise Ronda, and finally learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Gato, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ronda itinerary planner.

Getting from Seville to Ronda by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda

2
nights
Nerja, Spain

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): kick back and relax at Capistrano Playa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burriana Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, and finally explore the striking landscape at Acantilados de Maro Cerro Gordo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico Detunda Cueva De Nerja, then kick back and relax at Papagayo Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nerja tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Ronda to Nerja by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo ©
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, then stroll around Parque del Retiro, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and finally identify plant and animal life at la Sierra de Guadarrama National Park.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Nerja to Madrid in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April in Madrid, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. On your second day here, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Tours Transportation
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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nights
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Comte, kick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines, and then take a peaceful walk through Parc Natural Ses Salines d'Eivissa i Formentera.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ibiza Town trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Ibiza Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Ibiza Town are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cala Comte, Parc Natural Ses Salines d'Eivissa i Formentera
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte

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