20 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

20 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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20 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
1
Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Llanes, Spain
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Alcudia, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Ciutadella, Spain
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Toronto, Canada


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3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Meia Praia and Algarve. Popular historic sites such as Cape Saint Vincent and Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Praia da Marinha (in Carvoeiro), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Albufeira) and Slide & Splash - Water Slide Park (in Lagoa). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Camilo, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lagos journey planner .

Toronto, Canada to Lagos is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Lagos due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Cape Saint Vincent, Slide & Splash - Water Slide Park, Algarve, Praia da Marinha
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Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cabo da Roca and Quinta da Regaleira. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Belém Tower and Lisbon Oceanarium. Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Park and National Palace of Pena, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, shop like a local with Rossio Square, and examine the collection at National Tile Museum.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Lagos to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Lagos in July, Lisbon is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Llanes.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

2
nights
Llanes, Spain

Llanes ©
Llanes is a municipality of the province of Asturias, in northern Spain. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa del Borizo and Playa de Barro. Get a sense of the local culture at Iglesia de Niembro and Cueva de El Pindal. When in Llanes, make a side trip to see Ferreria de Cades in Herrerias, approximately 30 minutes away. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Ballota and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Torimbia.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Llanes trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Lisbon to Llanes takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in July: highs in Llanes hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Alcudia.

Things to do in Llanes

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cueva de El Pindal, Ferreria de Cades, Beach of La Franca
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Playa de Torimbia ©
Playa de Torimbia
Playa de Barro ©
Playa de Barro
Playa de Andrin ©
Playa de Andrin

2
nights
Alcudia, Spain

Alcudia ©
Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. Step off the beaten path and head to Cala Millor Beach and Playa de Muro. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cala Agulla and Cala Tuent. Change things up with a short trip to Bellver Castle in Palma de Mallorca (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Port de Pollenca Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Alcudia.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Alcudia tour itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Llanes to Alcudia in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Llanes in July, with highs in Alcudia at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ciutadella.

Things to do in Alcudia

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cala Molins, Castell de Bellver, Playa del Puerto de Pollensa, Cala Millor Beach, Playa de Muro
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Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Cala Millor Beach ©
Cala Millor Beach

3
nights
Ciutadella, Spain

Ciutadella ©
Attractions like Playa De Binigaus and Cala Algaierens make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like Platja de Sant Tomas and Sala Municipal de Exposiciones del Roser. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ciutadella: Playa de Son Bou (in Alaior) and Playa Sa Mesquida (in Cala Mesquida). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Turqueta.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ciutadella travel route builder .

Getting from Alcudia to Ciutadella by ferry takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ciutadella

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Platja de Sant Tomas, Playa De Binigaus, Playa Sa Mesquida, Playa de Son Bou
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Son Bou ©
Playa de Son Bou
Platja de Sant Tomas ©
Platja de Sant Tomas
Cala Turqueta
Cala Turqueta

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.
Get some cultural insight at Vila Vella (Old Town) and El Barri Gòtic. Bring the kids along to Fenals Beach and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll around Parc Guell, examine the collection at Museo Picasso, and wander the streets of Ciutat Vella.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ciutadella to Barcelona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fenals Beach, Vila Vella (Old Town)
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

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