19 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

19 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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19 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre, Brazil
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  15 h 15 min
1
Coimbra, Portugal
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Aveiro, Portugal
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
3
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Braga, Portugal
— 1 night
Bus:  30 min
5
Guimaraes, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
6
Avila, Spain
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
9
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Porto Alegre, Brazil


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2
nights
Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Coimbra: Batalha Monastery (in Batalha) and Nazare (Ermida da Memoria, Monte de Sao Bartolomeu, & more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio, take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, and steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Coimbra trip planner.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Coimbra is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Porto Alegre to Coimbra. In April, Coimbra is little chillier than Porto Alegre - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Aveiro.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nazare, Batalha Monastery
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Sala dos Capelos ©
Sala dos Capelos
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio

1
night
Aveiro, Portugal

Aveiro ©
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. On the 14th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Passadico de Esgueira, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento de Santo Antonio Church, then stroll through Praia da Vagueira, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria de Válega.

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Traveling by train from Coimbra to Aveiro takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Porto.

Things to do in Aveiro

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Praia da Vagueira, Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria de Válega
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Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria de Válega ©
Convento de Santo Antonio Church ©
Convento de Santo Antonio Church

3
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.
Porto is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, make a trip to Liberdade Square, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and get advice or help at Livraria Lello.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Porto trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Aveiro to Porto in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Braga.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Museums Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

1
night
Braga, Portugal

Braga ©
Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): snap pictures at Ponte de Lima, then stop by Memories of Portugal Souvenir Shop, then see the interesting displays at Mosteiro de Sao Martinho de Tibaes, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bom Jesus do Monte.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Braga trip planner .

Traveling by car from Porto to Braga takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Braga

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Memories of Portugal Souvenir Shop, Ponte de Lima
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Mosteiro de Sao Martinho de Tibaes ©
Mosteiro de Sao Martinho de Tibaes
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Ponte de Lima ©
Ponte de Lima

1
night
Guimaraes, Portugal

Guimaraes ©
The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
On the 19th (Sun), cool off at Fratelli Aquapark and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Guimaraes trip planner .

Guimaraes is very close to Braga. In April in Guimaraes, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Avila.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fratelli Aquapark
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Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco ©
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco

1
night
Avila, Spain

Avila ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Ermita De La Virgen De Sonsoles, admire the striking features of Iglesia de San Martin, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre-campanario de la Catedral, then contemplate the long history of Casco Historico de Avila, and finally explore the ancient world of The Walls of Avila.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Avila itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Guimaraes to Avila takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Guimaraes to Avila is 1 hour. Traveling from Guimaraes in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Avila, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Avila

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila

3
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Get out of town with these interesting Granada side-trips: Nerja (Nerja Book Centre, Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo, & more). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, see the interesting displays at Palacio de Alcazar Genil, and get your game on at El Reino Escape Room.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Granada vacation builder .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Avila to Granada takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Avila in April; daily highs in Granada reach 23°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Nerja
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
El Reino Escape Room ©
El Reino Escape Room

1
night
Cordoba, 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 24th (Fri): wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then stop by Tienda Gourmet Casa Pedro, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cordoba tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Granada to Cordoba by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Granada in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seville: Ronda (Reservatauro Ronda, Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and walk around Parque de Maria Luisa.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Seville trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in April, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ronda
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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