21 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

21 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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21 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Belgrade, Serbia
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Alicante, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 15​min
5
Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  8​h 15​min
7
Evora, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Salamanca, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Leon, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Burgos, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
11
Zaragoza, Spain
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Belgrade, Serbia


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2
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): stroll through Playa del Puerto de Pollensa, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Muro, kick back and relax at Playa de Alcudia, browse the exhibits of Castell de Bellver, then take in the awesome beauty at Serra de Tramuntana, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Casa natal de Santa Catalina Thomas. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Passeig des Born, then have some family-friendly fun at Golf Fantasia, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Palma Aquarium, and finally identify plant and animal life at Parc Natural de Mondrago.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Palma de Mallorca travel website .

Belgrade, Serbia to Palma de Mallorca is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Palma de Mallorca sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Golf Fantasia, Serra de Tramuntana, Playa de Alcudia, Casa natal de Santa Catalina Thomas, Parc Natural de Mondrago
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Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Casa natal de Santa Catalina Thomas ©
Serra de Tramuntana ©
Serra de Tramuntana

1
night
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): head off the coast to Es Vedra, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Comte, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Cala Salada, then take a stroll through Dalt Vila, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castell de Eivissa.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Palma de Mallorca to Ibiza Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Ibiza Town can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Alicante.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa Cala Salada, Cala Comte
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Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Dalt Vila ©
Dalt Vila

2
nights
Alicante, Spain

Alicante ©
As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
On the 2nd (Wed), step into the grandiose world of El Castell de Guadalest, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Mundomar, and then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Santa Barbara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, kick back and relax at Playa de Levante o la Fossa, make a trip to Balcon del Mediterraneo, then make a trip to Placa del Castell, then kick back and relax at Poniente Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Valor Chocolate Museum.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Alicante day trip planner.

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Alicante in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Alicante

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Benidorm, El Castell de Guadalest, Valor Chocolate Museum, Playa de Levante o la Fossa
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El Castell de Guadalest ©
El Castell de Guadalest
Placa del Castell ©
Placa del Castell
Valor Chocolate Museum ©
Valor Chocolate Museum

1
night
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 4th (Fri): make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), don't miss a visit to Roman Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, then contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, and finally get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Cordoba day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Alicante to Cordoba takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Alicante in September, expect nights in Cordoba to be little chillier, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Palacio de Viana ©
Palacio de Viana

2
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 5th (Sat), get to know the resident critters at Bioparc, take a stroll through Marbella Old Town, see the interesting displays at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga, then contemplate the long history of Castillo de Gibralfaro, and finally contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): take a stroll through Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village), make a trip to Balcon de Europa, take a leisurely stroll along Puerto de Málaga, then see the interesting displays at Automobile and Fashion Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Malaga route maker .

Getting from Cordoba to Malaga by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in September, plan for little chillier days in Malaga, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bioparc, Marbella Old Town, Balcony of Europe, Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village)
Highlights from your plan
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum
Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga ©
Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga
Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga ©

2
nights
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain

Puerto Del Carmen ©
One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Jardin de Cactus, examine the collection at Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Del Rio, then Head underground at Cueva de los Verdes, then see the interesting displays at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Old Town Harbour, have some family-friendly fun at Lanzarote Karting, enjoy the sand and surf at Surf Spot Famara, then admire the striking features of Museo Lagomar, then take in the awesome beauty at Montana Roja, and finally Head underground at Los Hervideros.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Del Carmen trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Malaga to Puerto Del Carmen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Malaga to Puerto Del Carmen due to the time zone difference. September in Puerto Del Carmen sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Evora.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Lanzarote Karting, Jardin de Cactus, Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique, Montana Roja
Highlights from your plan
Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique ©
Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique
Museo Lagomar ©
Museo Lagomar
Fundacion Cesar Manrique ©
Fundacion Cesar Manrique

1
night
Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 9th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, then explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and finally explore the historical opulence of Arraiolos Castle.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Evora day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Puerto Del Carmen to Evora takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Evora when traveling from Puerto Del Carmen in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arraiolos Castle, Monsaraz Castle and Walls
Highlights from your plan
Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls
Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres ©
Arraiolos Castle ©
Arraiolos Castle

3
nights
Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Avila and New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva). Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Nacional de Escultura and castillo de Simancas. Venture out of the city with trips to Avila (The Four Posts, The Walls of Avila, & more) and Valladolid (Plaza Mayor de Valladolid & Campo Grande). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, contemplate the long history of Casa de las Conchas, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Salamanca driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Evora to Salamanca in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Evora in September: high temperatures in Salamanca hover around 31°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Leon.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Avila, Valladolid, castillo de Simancas
Highlights from your plan
Casa de las Conchas
Casa de las Conchas
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
Museo Nacional de Escultura ©
Museo Nacional de Escultura

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nights
Leon, Spain

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco, admire the striking features of Palacio De Gaudi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Astorga Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Diputación Provincial De León, then take in the spiritual surroundings of La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Gaudi Casa Botines. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Antiguo Convento de San Marcos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Salvador de Palat del Rey, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Valporquero, then don't miss a visit to Historic Center of Leon, and finally admire the architecture and history at Monasterio Real de San Benito.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Leon online trip planner .

Getting from Salamanca to Leon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in September, you will find days in Leon are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Burgos.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Astorga, Cuevas de Valporquero, Monasterio Real de San Benito
Highlights from your plan
Palacio De Gaudi ©
Palacio De Gaudi
Astorga Cathedral ©
Astorga Cathedral
Antiguo Convento de San Marcos ©
Antiguo Convento de San Marcos

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night
Burgos, Spain

Burgos ©
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. On the 16th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de las Huelgas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral De Burgos, get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Evolucion Humana, then get a new perspective on nature at Cartuja de Miraflores, then explore the ancient world of Hospital del Rey, and finally appreciate the history behind Arco de Santa Maria.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Burgos trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Leon to Burgos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Burgos, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Monasterio de las Huelgas ©
Monasterio de las Huelgas
Cartuja de Miraflores ©
Cartuja de Miraflores
Museo de la Evolucion Humana ©
Museo de la Evolucion Humana

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nights
Zaragoza, Spain

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio de Piedra, then don't miss a visit to Plaza del Pilar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Palacio de la Aljaferia, then pause for some photo ops at Torre Del Pilar, and finally don't miss a visit to El Tubo.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zaragoza road trip site .

Getting from Burgos to Zaragoza by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Burgos in September, with highs in Zaragoza at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza ©
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©

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