17 days in Portugal, Burgos & Bilbao Itinerary

17 days in Portugal, Burgos & Bilbao Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Burgos, Spain
— 2 nights
2
Porto, Portugal
— 5 nights
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
4
Guarda, Portugal
— 2 nights
5
Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights

2
nights
Burgos, Spain

Burgos ©
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. Kids will enjoy Catedral De Burgos and Capilla de Los Condestables. Get out of town with these interesting Burgos side-trips: RiojaNatura (in Santo Domingo de la Calzada), Cascada de Orbaneja del Castillo (in Orbaneja del Castillo) and Mirador Del Cañon Del Ebro (in Pesquera de Ebro). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Cartuja de Miraflores and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio de las Huelgas.

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

Bilbao to Burgos is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bilbao in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Burgos, with lows around °C. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

RiojaNatura, Cascada de Orbaneja del Castillo, Mirador Del Cañon Del Ebro
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RiojaNatura ©
RiojaNatura
Cascada de Orbaneja del Castillo ©
Cascada de Orbaneja del Castillo
Catedral De Burgos ©
Catedral De Burgos

5
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.
Attractions like Ponte de Dom Luis I and Walking tours make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Lavadores, and kick back and relax at Praia do Homem do Leme.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Porto trip planner.

You can drive from Burgos to Porto in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Burgos to Porto. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Burgos in June since evenings lows in Porto dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Wine Tours & Tastings
River Rafting & Tubing
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Bring the kids along to Lisbon Oceanarium and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Câmara Municipal, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lisbon itinerary planning website.

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Porto in July: highs in Lisbon hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Guarda.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

2
nights
Guarda, Portugal

Guarda ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): enjoy some diversion at Parque Urbano do Rio Diz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Se-Catedral da Guarda, thendon't miss a visit to Judiaria da Guarda, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Castle of Guarda.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Guarda trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Guarda takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Guarda

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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Se-Catedral da Guarda ©
Se-Catedral da Guarda
Parque Urbano do Rio Diz ©
Parque Urbano do Rio Diz
Igreja da Misericordia ©
Igreja da Misericordia

2
nights
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo, thendon't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva, thencatch some excitement at La Ribera Market, and finally admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Castillo de la Mota, thentake some stellar pictures from Monte Urgull, thenenjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Igueldo.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bilbao vacation maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Guarda to Bilbao. Traveling from Guarda to Bilbao, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Bilbao sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

San Sebastian - Donostia
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La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Monte Urgull ©
Monte Urgull
Monte Igueldo ©
Monte Igueldo

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