20 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

20 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Roque, Spain
Drive:  6 h 30 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Logrono, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Leon, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
9
Cascais, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
10
Olhao, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
11
Cadiz, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: San Roque, Spain


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1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner.

San Roque to Madrid is an approximately 4.5- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from San Roque in August, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). You will leave for Logrono on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife Tours Historic Sites

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nights
Logrono, Spain

Logrono ©
Logroño is a city in northern Spain, on the Ebro River. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Concatedral de Santa Maria de la Redonda, do a tasting at Bodegas Franco Espanolas, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Bodegas Lecea, then do a tasting at Bodegas Marques de Riscal, then don't miss a visit to Calle del Laurel, and finally learn about winemaking at Bodegas Tritium.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Logrono trip planning website.

You can take a train from Madrid to Logrono in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in August: high temperatures in Logrono hover around 36°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Logrono

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bodegas Marques de Riscal, Bodegas Lecea, Bodegas Tritium
Highlights from your plan
Bodegas Tritium ©
Bodegas Tritium
Bodegas Lecea ©
Bodegas Lecea
Bodegas Marques de Riscal ©
Bodegas Marques de Riscal

2
nights
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Historic Center of Hondarribia, explore the historical opulence of Miramar Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro, and finally explore the world behind art at San Telmo Museoa. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Buen Pastor Cathedral, then wander the streets of Parte Vieja, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de la Mota, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia tour planner.

Getting from Logrono to San Sebastian - Donostia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Logrono in September, plan for slightly colder days in San Sebastian - Donostia, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the bus ride to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Historic Center of Hondarribia, Fortress and Walls of Pamplona
Highlights from your plan
Miramar Palace ©
Miramar Palace
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja
San Telmo Museoa ©
San Telmo Museoa

2
nights
Bilbao, Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Euskal Museoa Bilbao Basque Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum of Sacred Art (Museo de Arte Sacro), then take a stroll through Casco Viejo, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bilbao trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Bilbao are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Leon.

Things to do in Bilbao

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum ©
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

1
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Leon, Spain

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Gaudi Casa Botines.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Leon driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bilbao to Leon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bilbao in September, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Leon. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Leon

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museo Gaudi Casa Botines ©
Museo Gaudi Casa Botines
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon ©
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon

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nights
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Appreciate the collections at Museo Casa de la Troya and Museo de Historia Natural. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela and Museo Catedralicio. Change things up with these side-trips from Santiago de Compostela: Praia da Lanzada (in O Grove), Ourense (Vina Costeira & Portico Del Paraiso) and Playa Samil (in Vigo). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Praza da Inmaculada, examine the collection at Museo do Pobo Galego, take an in-depth tour of The City of Culture of Galicia, and make a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago de Compostela road trip site.

You can drive from Leon to Santiago de Compostela in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ourense, Praia da Lanzada, Playa Samil
Highlights from your plan
Vina Costeira ©
Vina Costeira
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela
Museo do Pobo Galego ©
Museo do Pobo Galego

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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.
On the 11th (Fri), get advice or help at Museu Serralves, do a tasting at Pocas Vinhos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then make a trip to Rua Santa Catarina, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela das Almas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Graham's Port Lodge, do a tasting at Taylor's Port, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Porto vacation planner.

You can drive from Santiago de Compostela to Porto in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Santiago de Compostela to Porto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Vila Nova de Gaia
Highlights from your plan
Pocas Vinhos ©
Pocas Vinhos
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 13th (Sun), take a stroll through Alfama, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Roque, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, then explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, then take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Miradouro de Santa Luzia.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon online trip maker.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Porto in September, you will find days in Lisbon are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Cascais.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alfama ©
Alfama
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

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Cascais, Portugal

Cascais ©
A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
On the 15th (Tue), examine the collection at Museu do Bonsai and then explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira.

Start your trip to Cascais by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Take a train from Lisbon to Cascais in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cascais can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Olhao.

Things to do in Cascais

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Museu do Bonsai ©
Museu do Bonsai

1
night
Olhao, Portugal

Olhao ©
Algarve Region's largest fishing port, Olhao occupies a strategically important coastal area inhabited since prehistoric times.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora do Rosario.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Olhao trip planner.

Getting from Cascais to Olhao by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a train. September in Olhao sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cadiz.

Things to do in Olhao

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Igreja Matriz de Quelfes ©
Igreja Matriz de Quelfes
Atelier Zea ©
Atelier Zea
Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora do Rosario ©
Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora do Rosario

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Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz ©
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Cadiz, kick back and relax at La Caleta Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Carmen, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Barrosa, and finally learn about winemaking at Bodegas Tio Pepe. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Bodegas Luis Perez, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oatorio de San Felipe Neri, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Cadiz, then don't miss a visit to Torre Tavira, and finally take an in-depth tour of Yacimiento Arqueologico Gadir.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cadiz visit planner.

You can drive from Olhao to Cadiz in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. September in Cadiz sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cadiz

Beaches Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Jerez De La Frontera, Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Carmen, Playa de la Barrosa
Highlights from your plan
Bodegas Luis Perez ©
Bodegas Luis Perez
Playa de la Barrosa ©
Playa de la Barrosa
Museum of Cadiz ©
Museum of Cadiz

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