20 days in Spain, Portugal & Krakow Itinerary

20 days in Spain, Portugal & Krakow Itinerary

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20 days in Spain, Portugal & Krakow Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10​h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Sintra, Portugal
— Few hours
bus:  30​min
3
Cascais, Portugal
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Setubal, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Evora, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Lagos, Portugal
— 1 night
train:  30​min
7
Praia da Rocha, Portugal
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
8
Albufeira, Portugal
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
9
Faro, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
11
Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
13
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
14
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
End: Warsaw, Poland


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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.
You've now added Arco da Rua Augusta to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Belém Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Jeronimos Monastery, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lisbon road trip planning website .

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in June, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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Sintra, Portugal

Sintra
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Park and National Palace of Pena has been added to your itinerary.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sintra trip itinerary planner .

Sintra is very close to Lisbon. In June, daily temperatures in Sintra can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cascais.

Things to do in Sintra

Outdoors Tours Parks

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Forte De Sao Jorge De Oitavos. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): wander the streets of Cascais Historic Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cascais trip itinerary planning app .

Cascais is just a short distance from Sintra. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll travel to Setubal.

Things to do in Cascais

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
Setubal, Portugal

Setubal ©
Setúbal is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Discover how to plan a Setubal trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Cascais to Setubal by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Setubal can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Setubal

Parks Nature Shopping
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Parque Natural da Arrabida ©
Parque Natural da Arrabida
Mercado do Livramento ©
Mercado do Livramento

1
night
Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Evora trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Setubal to Evora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Setubal in July: highs in Evora hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

1
night
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 next day, kick back and relax at Meia Praia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Anthony (Igreja de Santo Antonio), and then enjoy the sand and surf at Camilo Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lagos tour itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Evora to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Evora in July, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Lagos: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Dolphin & Whale Watching

few
hours
Praia da Rocha, Portugal

Praia da Rocha
A bustling beach resort in Algarve's Portimão, Praia da Rocha is home to both high-rise hotels and 19th-century mansions.
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Traveling by car from Sagres to Praia da Rocha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Praia da Rocha

Outdoors Parks Tours

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nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dolphin & Whale Watching as well as Parque Aventura Albufeira. Bring the kids along to Falesia Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Albufeira, look for gifts at By Nature, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz (Parish Church Nossa Senhora da Conceição).

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Albufeira online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Praia da Rocha to Albufeira in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. You will leave for Faro on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Parque Aventura Albufeira ©
Parque Aventura Albufeira
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Faro, Portugal

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Faro Cathedral and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Faro travel planner .

Getting from Albufeira to Faro by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Faro, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Faro

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Faro Cathedral ©
Faro Cathedral

1
night
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.
For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville day trip app .

Drive from Faro to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Faro to Seville. While traveling from Faro, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seville, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Malaga.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

1
night
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Alcazaba has been added to your itinerary.

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Getting from Seville to Malaga by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas and then admire the striking features of Alhambra.

Plan trip to Granada with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Malaga to Granada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Malaga in July: highs in Granada hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional del Prado, explore the activities along Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip builder app .

Getting from Cordoba to Madrid by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Cordoba in July, you will find days in Madrid are little chillier (39°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Casa de Campo ©
Casa de Campo
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Wieliczka Salt Mine, steep yourself in history at Wawel Royal Castle, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Smocza Jama (Dragon's Cave). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Market Square.

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You can fly from Madrid to Krakow in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Madrid in July: high temperatures in Krakow hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Highlights from your plan
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Dragon's Den ©
Dragon's Den

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