20 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

20 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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20 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Manila, Philippines
Fly:  21​h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Fatima, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Nerja, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Manila, Philippines


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3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Belém Tower, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary tool .

Manila, Philippines to Lisbon is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Manila to Lisbon, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manila in May, expect nights in Lisbon to be cooler, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Fatima.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

1
night
Fatima, Portugal

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): make a trip to Casa De Francisco & Jacinta Marto, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St. Andre Arte Sacra, then pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Das Aparicoes, and finally make a trip to Valinhos Sanctuary.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fatima online itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Lisbon to Fatima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Lisbon in May, plan for slightly colder days in Fatima, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Capela Das Aparicoes ©
Capela Das Aparicoes

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, then browse the collection at Livraria Lello, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Porto route builder .

Traveling by car from Fatima to Porto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then admire the striking features of Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Metropol Parasol, walk around Parque de Maria Luisa, and then admire the striking features of Plaza de España.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Seville trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Porto to Seville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Seville is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Porto in May: high temperatures in Seville hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, then look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, then head outdoors with Ronda Dressage, and finally don't miss a visit to Ronda. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, admire the natural beauty at Jardines de Cuenca, and then explore the striking landscape at El Tajo de Ronda.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ronda day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

2
nights
Nerja, Spain

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. On the 19th (Tue), make a trip to Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Alberquilla, and then stroll through Playa del Molino de Papel. On the next day, Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, don't miss a visit to Balcon de Europa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Salon.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nerja trip maker site .

Drive from Ronda to Nerja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Nerja, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Playa del Molino de Papel ©
Playa del Molino de Papel

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take a stroll through Albayzin, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Granada trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Granada, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Photography Tours

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Parque del Retiro, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Granada to Madrid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Madrid are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and steep yourself in history at Casa Batllo.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona planner .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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