21 days in South of Spain & Portugal Itinerary

21 days in South of Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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21 days in South of Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Nerja, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Ronda, Spain
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Vila do Bispo, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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.
Get some historical perspective at Alhambra and Generalife. Do some cultural sightseeing at Albayzin and Basilica de San Juan de Dios. Step out of Granada to go to Rute and see Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Jerome Monastery, explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, and contemplate the long history of Monasterio Cartuja.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina to Granada is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Granada, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Granada, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

3
nights
Nerja, Spain

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Escape the urban bustle at Playa El Salon and Playa Torrecilla. Visit Playa de la Alberquilla and Playa del Molino de Papel for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Burriana Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Playazo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nerja trip planner.

You can drive from Granada to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Nerja sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla

3
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo and Old City. Get in touch with nature at El Tajo de Ronda and Paddock Paradise Ronda. There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, delve into the distant past at Baños Arabes, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Merced Ronda, and take a stroll through La Ciudad.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ronda vacation planner.

You can drive from Nerja to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Ronda are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Catedral de Sevilla and Plaza de España. Popular historic sites such as Royal Alcázar of Seville and Barrio Santa Cruz are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, learn about all things military at Torre del Oro, explore the galleries of Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla, and don't miss a visit to Eglise du Divin Sauveur.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Seville road trip planning app .

You can take a bus from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Seville are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Vila do Bispo.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
nights
Vila do Bispo, Portugal

Vila do Bispo ©
Vila do Bispo is a municipality in the Portuguese Algarve. You'll get in some beach time at Telheiro Beach and Praia do Amado. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Saint Vincent and Ponta do Castelo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vila do Bispo: Vale Figueiras Beach (in Aljezur) and Praia Vale Dos Homens (in Rogil). The adventure continues: stroll through Praia do Zavial and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Ingrina.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vila do Bispo travel planner.

Drive from Seville to Vila do Bispo in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November in Vila do Bispo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Vila do Bispo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Aljezur, Cape Saint Vincent, Praia Vale Dos Homens, Ponta do Castelo
Highlights from your plan
Telheiro Beach ©
Telheiro Beach
Praia Vale Dos Homens ©
Praia Vale Dos Homens
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Get a sense of the local culture at Castelo de S. Jorge and Castelo dos Mouros. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, do a tasting at The Best Portugal, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Museum of National Republican Guard.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Lisbon tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Vila do Bispo to Lisbon takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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