18 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

18 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fatima, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salamanca, Spain
Drive
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train
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Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
Train
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Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Evora, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Drive to Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport), Fly to Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport, Drive to Siguenza
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Siguenza, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive to Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport, Fly to Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport)

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Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at CR7 Museum, step into the grandiose world of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, learn about all things military at Museu de Marinha, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ancient Art, and finally get curious at Pavilhao do Conhecimento. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santo Antonio de Lisboa, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Parque da Paz.

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If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). In February, daytime highs in Lisbon are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Fatima.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Fatima, Portugal

— 1 night
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos, examine the collection at O Milagre de Fatima - Museu Interativo, see the interesting displays at Wax Museum of Fátima, view the masterpieces at St. Andre Arte Sacra, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museu do Santuário de Fátima, and finally see the interesting displays at Fatima Luz e Paz. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Centro de Interpretação da Batalha de Aljubarrota, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capelas Imperfeitas, and then explore the world behind art at Mimo - Museu Da Imagem Em Movimento.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fatima travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Fatima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Fatima, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Fatima

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Porto, Portugal

— 2 nights

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.
To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Fatima to Porto in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Porto

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Salamanca, Spain

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
On the 28th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Plaza de Anaya, steep yourself in history at Clerecia (Iglesia del Espiritu Santo), and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Purisima Church.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Salamanca trip planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Salamanca takes 3.5 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 slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Porto in February; daily highs in Salamanca reach 12°C and lows reach 0°C. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cava Baja Gallery and Palacio Real de Riofrío. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas and Centro Sefarad Israel - Palacio de Canete. Venture out of the city with trips to Segovia (Iglesia de la Vera Cruz & Iglesia de San Millán). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Paseo de la Castellana, steep yourself in history at Palacio de Liria, see the interesting displays at La Real Botica de la Reina Madre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de los Sagrados Corazones.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Madrid trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Madrid are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Cordoba, Spain

— 2 nights

Pearl of Muslim Spain

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): examine the collection at Museo Municipal de Arte Taurino and then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Almodovar.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cordoba trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Madrid, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums

Malaga, Spain

— 2 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 4th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Flamenco de la Pena Juan Breva Malaga, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santiago, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Episcopal Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacred Heart Church (Sagrado Corazon), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Juan Bautista. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo Historico-Etnologico, then head outdoors with Adventure Rider Centre, then examine the collection at Enoteca Museo del Vino Mijas, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Carvajal Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Malaga route builder app.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Malaga are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Evora, Portugal

— 2 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): do a tasting at Dona Dorinda, do a tasting at Casa Relvas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, then get engrossed in the history at Museu do Relogio - Polo de Evora, and finally admire the striking features of Garcia de Resende Theater (Evora). Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Evora Public Garden, examine the collection at Aldeia da Terra, examine the collection at Aldeia da Terra, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Sacred Art of the Cathedral of Evora, then delve into the distant past at Termas Romanas, and finally examine the collection at Forum Eugenio de Almeida.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Evora trip tool.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Evora takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Malaga to Evora. Traveling from Malaga in March, Evora is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Siguenza.

Things to do in Evora

Museums · Wineries · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Siguenza, Spain

— 3 nights
Monasterio de las H.H. Clarisas and Monasterio de Nuestra Senora de los Huertos will appeal to history buffs. Monasterio e Iglesia de las RR. Ursulinas and Castle of Siguenza are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Siguenza's surroundings by going to Iglesia De San Miguel De Almazan (in Almazan), San Esteban De Gormaz (Iglesia de San Miguel Arcangel & Iglesia Parroquial Nuestra Senora Del Rivero) and Castillo de Berlanga de Duero (in Berlanga de Duero).

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Siguenza sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Evora to Siguenza. Traveling from Evora to Siguenza, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Evora in March, Siguenza is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Siguenza

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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

4.5
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.