19 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

19 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Almeria, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Costa Nova and then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Porto route planner.

Newark, USA to Porto is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newark to Porto. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Newark in June; daily highs in Porto reach 73°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
On the 27th (Mon), take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade, wander the streets of Rossio Square, and then stop by Alfama. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, stroll through Praia de Carcavelos, then don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Porto, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Seville, Spain

— 3 nights

City of Towers

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), get outside with Paseo Alcalde Marques del Contadero, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and finally take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Seville trip builder.

Fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Adventure

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral, explore the galleries of Alcazaba, explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, view the masterpieces at Ifergan Collection, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Juan Bautista, and finally view the masterpieces at Gravura Taller de Grabado. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Los Martires, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Calle San Miguel, and finally browse the different shops at Muelle Uno.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Malaga trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Seville to Malaga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Almeria.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Almeria, Spain

— 2 nights
Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. On the 3rd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba, then brush up on your military savvy at Museo Refugio de la Guerra Civil, then enjoy the sand and surf at Serena Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Aguadulce. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park, then enjoy breathtaking views from Mirador Isleta del Moro, and then stroll around Monsul Beach.

Discover how to plan a Almeria trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Malaga to Almeria by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Almeria

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Royal Palace of Madrid and Barrio de Salamanca will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, shop like a local with Gran Via, get outside with Parque de la Bombilla, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Madrid journey app.

Traveling by flight from Almeria to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Almeria in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Valencia.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wineries

Valencia, Spain

— 1 night

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): make a trip to Micalet - Miguelete, hunt for treasures at Central Market of Valencia, then steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral, then explore the activities along Jardi del Turia, and finally kick back and relax at Platja La Malvarrosa.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Valencia trip maker site.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Valencia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Valencia, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Head to La Boqueria and La Varietefor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: S'Agaro (San Pol Beach & Camino de Ronda) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Sant Feliu de Guixols). There's much more to do: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, walk around Parc Guell, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona journey planner.

You can fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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 · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
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.