21 days in Amsterdam, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

21 days in Amsterdam, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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21 days in Amsterdam, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Oranjestad, Aruba
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Sintra, Portugal
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
6
Cascais, Portugal
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Faro, Portugal
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
10
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
11
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 day
train:  45​min
12
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
13
Ronda, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
14
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
15
Murcia, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
16
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
17
Madrid, Spain
— Few hours
train:  45​min
18
Toledo, Spain
— 1 day
train:  45​min
19
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
20
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Oranjestad, Aruba


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1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht).

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner .

Oranjestad, Aruba to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Oranjestad to Amsterdam. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Oranjestad in September; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) ©
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 6th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor and then kick back and relax at Playa del Alberche.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Madrid day trip app .

Getting from Amsterdam to Madrid by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in September: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. You'll set off for Porto on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Madrid

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa del Alberche
Highlights from your plan
Playa del Alberche ©
Playa del Alberche
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oporto Adventure Tours as well as Porto Walkers - Free Walking Tours & Experiences. On the 8th (Sat), tour in harmony with nature at Oporto Adventure Tours and then indulge your senses at Porto Walkers - Free Walking Tours & Experiences.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Porto vacation maker app .

You can fly from Madrid to Porto in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Madrid to Porto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Madrid in September: highs in Porto hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Wildlife Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Oporto Adventure Tours ©
Oporto Adventure Tours

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Arco Triunfal da Rua Augusta as well as LX Factory. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Belém Tower, make a trip to LX Factory, then contemplate the long history of Palacio Chiado, and finally pause for some photo ops at Arco Triunfal da Rua Augusta.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon tour itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Porto in September: highs in Lisbon hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Palacio Chiado ©
Palacio Chiado
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
LX Factory ©
LX Factory

few
hours
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monserrate Palace. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Monserrate Palace, then explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, and then step into the grandiose world of Castle of the Moors.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sintra online route planner .

Sintra is just a stone's throw from Lisbon. September in Sintra sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Cascais.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Palacio de Monserrate ©
Palacio de Monserrate

few
hours
Cascais, Portugal

Cascais ©
A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cascais attractions planning tool .

Cascais is just a stone's throw from Sintra. In September, daytime highs in Cascais are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Cascais

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Centro Historico de Cascais ©
Centro Historico de Cascais

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
You've now added Mercado da Ribeira to your itinerary.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon day trip planning app .

Lisbon is just a stone's throw from Cascais. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Alfama ©
Alfama
Mercado da Ribeira ©
Mercado da Ribeira

2
nights
Lagos, Portugal

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kayaking & Canoeing.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lagos trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Lagos are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Faro.

Things to do in Lagos

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
day
Faro, Portugal

Faro ©
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 14th (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sao Lourenco de Almancil, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Faro tour planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Faro takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Faro

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil
Highlights from your plan
Igreja do Carmo ©
Igreja do Carmo
Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil ©

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.
On the 15th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Espana and then take a memorable tour with Les Visites du Campo Bravo.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Faro to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Faro to Seville. In September, daytime highs in Seville are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España

1
day
Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Puerta del Almodovar, wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, contemplate the long history of Casa Andalusi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally take in the views from Roman Bridge.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cordoba trip builder .

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seville in September: highs in Cordoba hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba

1
night
Seville, Spain

Seville
To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Seville trip itinerary maker .

Take a train from Cordoba to Seville in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in September, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. You will leave for Ronda on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Seville

Tours Nightlife Outdoors

few
hours
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes El Tajo de Ronda as well as Puente Nuevo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ronda trip builder website .

Getting from Seville to Ronda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Generalife, Alhambra and Nevada Guides - Day Tours. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Nevada Guides - Day Tours. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra and then admire the natural beauty at Generalife.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Granada online vacation planner .

You can drive from Ronda to Granada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ronda in September: high temperatures in Granada hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Murcia.

Things to do in Granada

Wildlife Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Generalife ©
Generalife

1
night
Murcia, Spain

Murcia
Murcia is a city in south-eastern Spain, the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, and the seventh largest city in the country, with a population of 442,573 inhabitants in 2009 (about one third of the total population of the Region). To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Murcia online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Granada to Murcia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Granada in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Murcia. You'll set off for Valencia on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Murcia

Outdoors Parks Nightlife

2
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Grail and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Valencia Cathedral. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Playa de la Patacona.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Valencia trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Granada to Valencia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Granada in September, Valencia is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Valencia

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa de la Patacona
Highlights from your plan
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral
Chapel of the Holy Grail ©
Chapel of the Holy Grail

few
hours
Madrid, Spain

Madrid
To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Madrid trip maker tool .

Getting from Cuenca to Madrid by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You will leave for Toledo on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife Tours Historic Sites

1
day
Toledo, Spain

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
On the 23rd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Embalse del Guajaraz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada, then examine the collection at El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Toledo travel route builder .

Take a train from Madrid to Toledo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Embalse del Guajaraz
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid
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Take a train from Toledo to Madrid in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 24th (Mon), you'll travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife Tours Historic Sites

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam day trip planning website .

You can fly from Madrid to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, expect Amsterdam to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Red Light District ©
Red Light District
OBA Library of Amsterdam ©
OBA Library of Amsterdam

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