19 days in Iberia Itinerary

19 days in Iberia Itinerary

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19 days in Iberia Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Fly + Drive:  15 h 15 min
1
Fatima, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Salamanca, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Leon, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Zaragoza, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
5
Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Malaga, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Porto Alegre, Brazil

2
nights
Fatima, Portugal

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Discover out-of-the-way places like Castelo de Tomar and Capela de Sao Gregorio. Do some cultural sightseeing at Monastery of Alcobaca and Castle of Alcobaca. Get out of town with these interesting Fatima side-trips: Convent of Christ (in Tomar) and Praia da Nazare (in Nazare). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll around Mercado de Sant'Ana, steep yourself in history at Batalha Monastery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fatima online sightseeing planner .

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Fatima is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Porto Alegre to Fatima. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Porto Alegre in April, with highs in Fatima at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tomar, Alcobaca, Batalha Monastery, Praia da Nazare, Mercado de Sant'Ana
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Castelo de Tomar ©
Castelo de Tomar
Monastery of Alcobaca ©
Monastery of Alcobaca
Capela de Sao Gregorio ©
Capela de Sao Gregorio

3
nights
Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of Avila and Ermita de Santa Maria de la Cabeza. New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva) and Basilica de Santa Teresa will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salamanca: Museo Nacional de Escultura (in Valladolid) and Avila (The Four Posts, The Walls of Avila, & more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), and make a trip to Plaza Mayor.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Salamanca tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Fatima to Salamanca by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Fatima to Salamanca is 1 hour. Traveling from Fatima in April, Salamanca is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Leon.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Avila, Museo Nacional de Escultura, Basilica de Santa Teresa
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New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva) ©
New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva)
Museo Nacional de Escultura ©
Museo Nacional de Escultura
Cathedral of Avila ©
Cathedral of Avila

2
nights
Leon, Spain

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. On the 17th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon, then admire the striking features of Palacio De Gaudi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Astorga Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Valporquero, admire the striking features of Antiguo Convento de San Marcos, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Gaudi Casa Botines.

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Traveling by car from Salamanca to Leon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Salamanca in April, plan for slightly colder days in Leon, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Astorga, Cuevas de Valporquero
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Palacio De Gaudi ©
Palacio De Gaudi
Astorga Cathedral ©
Astorga Cathedral
Antiguo Convento de San Marcos ©
Antiguo Convento de San Marcos

2
nights
Zaragoza, Spain

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
On the 19th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Palacio de la Aljaferia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monasterio de Piedra.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Zaragoza holiday planner.

You can drive from Leon to Zaragoza in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Leon in April, with highs in Zaragoza at 24°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion
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Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza ©
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza

2
nights
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 21st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Convento De Las Hermanas De La Cruz, then delve into the distant past at Roman Bridge, then wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Pedro, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Almodovar, take an in-depth tour of Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Andres, and finally take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Cordoba trip website .

Take a train from Zaragoza to Cordoba in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zaragoza in April: highs in Cordoba hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Castillo de Almodovar
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de Almodovar ©
Castillo de Almodovar
Iglesia de San Andres ©
Iglesia de San Andres
Palacio de Viana ©
Palacio de Viana

6
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Teatro Romano and Royal Chapel of Granada. Let the collections at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga and Automobile and Fashion Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Malaga: El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro (in El Chorro), Marbella Old Town (in Marbella) and Fundación Cueva de Nerja (in Nerja). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Alora, snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral, and look for all kinds of wild species at El Torcal de Antequera.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Malaga travel itinerary planner .

Take a train from Cordoba to Malaga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Marbella Old Town, El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro, El Torcal de Antequera, Royal Chapel of Granada, Puente Nuevo
Highlights from your plan
Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga ©
Teatro Romano ©
Teatro Romano
El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro ©
El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro