21 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

21 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Avila, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Salamanca, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive
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Fatima, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive
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Coimbra, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Granada, Spain
— 1 night
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Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
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Toledo, Spain
— 5 nights
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Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip planner.

Santiago, Chile to Madrid is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Santiago to Madrid due to the time zone difference. February in Madrid sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Avila.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites

Avila, Spain

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Torre-campanario de la Catedral, then don't miss a visit to Palacio Caprotti, then appreciate the history behind Ermita De La Virgen De Sonsoles, and finally make a trip to Palacio de Polentinos.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Avila vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Madrid to Avila takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Madrid in February since evenings lows in Avila dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Salamanca.

Salamanca, Spain

— 1 night

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Julian y Santa Basilisia, look for gifts at El Motin Del Te, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Alberto Churriguera y al Conde Francos.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Salamanca vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Avila to Salamanca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites · Shopping

Porto, Portugal

— 1 night

Unvanquished City

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, get a taste of the local shopping with Livraria Lello, take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bolsa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto travel route planner.

Drive from Salamanca to Porto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Salamanca to Porto is minus 1 hour. In February, Porto is a bit warmer than Salamanca - with highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fatima.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Fatima, Portugal

— 1 night
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Mimo - Museu Da Imagem Em Movimento, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batalha Monastery, then make a trip to Praca Rodrigues Lobo, then don't miss a visit to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fatima driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Porto to Fatima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February in Fatima, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Coimbra, Portugal

— 1 night
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll around Parque Verde do Mondego, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, and finally admire the local landmark of Anca Fountain.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Coimbra holiday planner.

You can drive from Fatima to Coimbra in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Coimbra

Parks

Side Trip

Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Sintra National Palace). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at Museu Colecao Berardo, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and stop by Papabubble Lisboa.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in February, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Seville, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Towers

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 20th (Sat), take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento Del Santo Angel, and finally admire the striking features of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, admire the landmark architecture of Torre del Oro, then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Seville road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Seville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in February, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Granada, Spain

— 1 night

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 22nd (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces, explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, and then explore the historical opulence of Sala de las Dos Hermanas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada itinerary app.

Drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in February, expect Granada to be a bit cooler, temps between 14°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites

Cordoba, Spain

— 1 night

Pearl of Muslim Spain

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): look for gifts at Tienda Gourmet Casa Pedro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then take in the views from Roman Bridge, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally admire the masterpieces at Centro de Arte Pepe Espaliu.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cordoba itinerary maker site.

Getting from Granada to Cordoba by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in February, you will find days in Cordoba are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Toledo.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Museums

Toledo, Spain

— 5 nights

City of Three Cultures

Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Venture out of the city with trips to Coligiata San Benito Abad (in Yepes) and Royal Palace of Aranjuez (in Aranjuez). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Catedral Primada, take a stroll through Casco Historico de Toledo, examine the collection at Museo del Greco, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Toledo driving holiday tool.

Drive from Cordoba to Toledo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Cordoba, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Toledo, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Portugal travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.