19 days in Portugal & South of Spain Itinerary

19 days in Portugal & South of Spain Itinerary

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19 days in Portugal & South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre, Brazil
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  15 h 45 min
1
Evora, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
6
Funchal, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
7
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Porto Alegre, Brazil

1
night
Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): Head underground at Escoural Cave and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana). On the next day, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, and then don't miss a visit to Capela dos Ossos.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Evora trip planner .

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Evora is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Porto Alegre to Evora, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto Alegre in April, things will get little chillier in Evora: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Escoural Cave
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Escoural Cave ©
Escoural Cave

2
nights
Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
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.
On the 13th (Mon), kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, then kick back and relax at Falesia Beach, and then make a trip to Cape Saint Vincent. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, then find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve, and then take in the waterfront at Carvoeiro Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lagos road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Evora to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Evora in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Lagos, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Lagos

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Albufeira, Carvoeiro Boardwalk, Praia Da Rocha, Cape Saint Vincent
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Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Carvoeiro Boardwalk ©
Carvoeiro Boardwalk
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centro Historico de Sevilla and Parque de Maria Luisa. Change things up with these side-trips from Seville: Cadiz (Torre Tavira & Catedral de Cadiz) and Plaza Gruta de las Maravillas (in Aracena). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, and take in nature's colorful creations at Casa de Pilatos.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Seville trip maker site .

Getting from Lagos to Seville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Neighborhoods Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cadiz, Gruta de las Maravillas
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Centro Historico de Sevilla ©
Centro Historico de Sevilla
Gruta de las Maravillas ©
Gruta de las Maravillas
Torre Tavira ©
Torre Tavira

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then delve into the distant past at Roman Bridge, and finally get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Calahorra Tower, then make a trip to Patios de Cordoba, then get engrossed in the history at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cordoba day trip planner.

Take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in April, you will find days in Cordoba are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Palacio de Viana ©
Palacio de Viana
Walking tours
Calahorra Tower ©
Calahorra Tower

3
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Puente Nuevo and Parque De La Paloma. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malaga: Marbella Old Town (in Marbella) and Fundación Cueva de Nerja (in Nerja). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Puerto de Málaga, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro, examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Malaga day trip app .

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Malaga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Malaga sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Parque De La Paloma, Puente Nuevo, Marbella Old Town, Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Highlights from your plan
Parque De La Paloma ©
Parque De La Paloma
Room Escape Games
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

3
nights
Funchal, Portugal

Funchal ©
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Off-Road Tours and Cabo Girao. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Funchal: Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico) and Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Arieiro, see the interesting displays at CR7 Museum, stroll around Parque de Santa Catarina, and get great views at Miradouro da Beira da Quinta.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Funchal holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Malaga to Funchal takes 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Malaga to Funchal. April in Funchal sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Cabo Girao, Miradouro da Beira da Quinta
Highlights from your plan
Pico do Arieiro ©
Pico do Arieiro
Palheiro Gardens	©
Palheiro Gardens
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco

3
nights
Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Ponta Delgada ©
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Florestal de Recreio du Viveiro do Nordeste, explore the activities along Poca Da Dona Beija, then take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, and finally appreciate the history behind Estatua Goncalo Velho Cabral. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, take in the natural beauty of Caldeiras Vulcânicas, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Terra Nostra, and finally identify plant and animal life at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada online travel planner .

Fly from Funchal to Ponta Delgada in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Funchal to Ponta Delgada, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Funchal in April: highs in Ponta Delgada hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel, Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, Reserva Florestal de Recreio du Viveiro do Nordeste
Highlights from your plan
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Caldeiras Vulcânicas ©
Caldeiras Vulcânicas
Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo

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