20 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

20 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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20 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Lagos, Portugal
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
3
Albufeira, Portugal
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Evora, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Obidos, Portugal
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
6
Nazare, Portugal
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
7
Fatima, Portugal
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
8
Coimbra, Portugal
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Viseu, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
11
Guimaraes, Portugal
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
12
Braga, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
13
Baiona, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
14
Vigo, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
15
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
16
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Igreja de Sao Roque will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira for their historical value. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Castelo dos Mouros in Sintra--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, do a tasting at The Best Portugal, examine the collection at Museum of National Republican Guard, and take a stroll through Alfama.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon online route builder .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Western European Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, you will find days in Lisbon are slightly colder (21°C), and nights are colder (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sintra
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Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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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.
On the 13th (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Ponta Da Piedale and then see the interesting displays at Museu de Portimao.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lagos road trip tool .

You can drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In November in Lagos, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

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Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 13th (Wed), stop by By Nature and then wander the streets of Centro Historico de Albufeira.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Albufeira tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lagos to Albufeira in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Albufeira, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

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Evora, Portugal

Evora
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Evora trip planning site .

Drive from Albufeira to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Albufeira in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Evora, with lows of 9°C. You will leave for Obidos on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

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Obidos, Portugal

Obidos
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Obidos online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Evora to Obidos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 15th (Fri), you're off toNazare.

Things to do in Obidos

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

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Nazare, Portugal

Nazare ©
Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museu Dr. Joaquim Manso and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Alcobaca.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nazare trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Obidos to Nazare in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Nazare, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Fatima.

Things to do in Nazare

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monastery of Alcobaca
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Museu Dr. Joaquim Manso ©
Museu Dr. Joaquim Manso
Monastery of Alcobaca ©
Monastery of Alcobaca

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Fatima, Portugal

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. On the 15th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Valinhos Sanctuary.

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Drive from Nazare to Fatima in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Fatima are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Coimbra.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Batalha Monastery
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Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
Valinhos Sanctuary ©
Valinhos Sanctuary

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Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Portugal dos Pequenitos.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Coimbra road trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Fatima to Coimbra in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Viseu.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites
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Portugal dos Pequenitos ©
Portugal dos Pequenitos

1
night
Viseu, Portugal

Viseu
Viseu is a city and municipality in the Centro Region of Portugal and the capital of the district of the same name, with a population of 99,274 inhabitants, and center of the Viseu Dão Lafões intermunipical community, with 267,633 inhabitants.Settled during the period of the early Iberian castro culture, the territory of Viseu was populated by a series of cultures, that include the Romans, Suebs, Visigoths and Moors. For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Viseu online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Viseu takes 1.5 hours. On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel to Porto.

Things to do in Viseu

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Serralves and Casa-Museu Marta Ortigao Sampaio. Popular historic sites such as Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get lost in a book at Livraria Lello, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Porto trip planning app .

Getting from Viseu to Porto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Porto

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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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 20th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Citania de Briteiros, don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Guimaraes, then take an in-depth tour of Alberto Sampaio Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Largo da Oliveira. On your second day here, examine the collection at Casa de Tormes - Museu Queirosiano.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Guimaraes driving holiday tool .

You can drive from Porto to Guimaraes in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Braga.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Casa de Tormes - Museu Queirosiano
Highlights from your plan
Citania de Briteiros ©
Citania de Briteiros
Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira
Alberto Sampaio Museum ©
Alberto Sampaio Museum

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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 21st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bom Jesus do Monte and then pause for some serene contemplation at Se de Braga.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Braga trip itinerary tool .

Braga is just a stone's throw from Guimaraes. In November, daytime highs in Braga are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Baiona.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Viana do Castelo
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Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia
Sameiro Sanctuary ©
Sameiro Sanctuary

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Baiona, Spain

Baiona ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Patos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa America, then don't miss a visit to Fortaleza de Monterreal, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo de la Carabela Pinta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Faro Silleiro and then delve into the distant past at Castro de Santa Trega.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Baiona online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Braga to Baiona by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Braga in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Baiona: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vigo.

Things to do in Baiona

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Nigran, Castro de Santa Trega
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Playa America ©
Playa America
Castro de Santa Trega ©
Castro de Santa Trega
Faro Silleiro ©
Faro Silleiro

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Vigo, Spain

Vigo ©
Vigo is a city and municipality in the province of Pontevedra, in Galicia, north-west Spain on the Atlantic Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): examine the collection at Meirande and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Samil.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vigo tour planner.

Traveling by car from Baiona to Vigo takes an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Vigo can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Mon) before leaving for Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Vigo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Meirande, Room Escape Games
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Playa Samil ©
Playa Samil
Meirande ©
Meirande
Room Escape Games

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Plaza del Obradoiro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de San Fructuoso, and finally examine the collection at Museo Catedralicio.

To see where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Compostela trip planner .

Getting from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November in Santiago de Compostela, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Catedralicio ©
Museo Catedralicio
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Igreja de San Fructuoso ©
Igreja de San Fructuoso

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Lisbon, Portugal

Let the collections at National Museum of Ancient Art and Museu De Artes Decorativas Portuguesas capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Park and National Palace of Pena and Museu do Fado. Explore Lisbon further: wander the streets of Bairro Alto, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro das Portas do Sol, admire the masterpieces at Museu Colecao Berardo, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Santiago de Compostela in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Park and National Palace of Pena
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Food Tours
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Bairro Alto ©
Bairro Alto

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