21 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

21 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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21 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
Fly:  5​h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Nerja, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Ronda, Spain
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
7
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Paris, France


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2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Barri de Gracia and Museu de la Xocolata. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Plaça de Sant Felip Neri and Museu del Modernisme. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Port Vell, steep yourself in history at Casa Museu Gaudí, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, and walk around Parque del Laberint d'Horta.

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Paris, France to Barcelona is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 30°C and lows about 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Casa Museu Gaudí ©
Casa Museu Gaudí
Casa Vicens ©
Casa Vicens
Barri de Gracia ©
Barri de Gracia

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.
On the 13th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Ibiza Cathedral, examine the collection at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Sant Rafel, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Església Nuestra Sra. Del Carmen.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ibiza Town trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Barcelona to Ibiza Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Ibiza Town sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Ibiza Cathedral ©
Ibiza Cathedral
Necropolis del Puig des Molins
Necropolis del Puig des Molins
Església Nuestra Sra. Del Carmen ©
Església Nuestra Sra. Del Carmen

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Basilica de San Vicente and Barrio de Salamanca are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Barrancas de Burujon and Faunia. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Alcazar - Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha & MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo). There's much more to do: take a stroll through La Latina, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, take in nature's colorful creations at El Capricho Park, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Lazaro Galdiano.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Madrid online road trip planner .

Fly from Ibiza Town to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Ibiza Town in September, Madrid is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toledo, Barrancas de Burujon, Basilica de San Vicente
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Faunia ©
Faunia
Basilica de San Vicente ©
Basilica de San Vicente
La Latina ©
La Latina

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.
On the 17th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Sagrario, see the interesting displays at Palacio de Alcazar Genil, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio de San Bernardo, then make a trip to Convento de Santa Catalina de Zafra, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Bellas Artes de Granada, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Granada sightseeing planning website .

Fly from Madrid to Granada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums
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Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla ©
Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla
Museo de Bellas Artes de Granada ©
Museo de Bellas Artes de Granada
Iglesia del Sagrario ©
Iglesia del Sagrario

2
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. On the 18th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar, then learn about winemaking at Bodegas Bentomiz, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador, and finally identify plant and animal life at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Las Alpujarras, explore the ancient world of Acueducto Romano, then kick back and relax at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, and finally make a trip to El Puente del Águila.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nerja trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Granada to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Nerja can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Bodegas Bentomiz, Acueducto Romano, Las Alpujarras
Highlights from your plan
Río Chíllar ©
Río Chíllar
Las Alpujarras ©
Las Alpujarras
Acueducto Romano ©
Acueducto Romano

3
nights
Ronda, Spain

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Take a break from the city and head to Amaneceres, Actividades Ecuestres and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Bodega Garcia Hidalgo and Dona Felisa Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and trot along with Caballos y Vino.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ronda trip planner .

You can drive from Nerja to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Nerja in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ronda: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Amaneceres, Actividades Ecuestres
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Photography Tours
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo

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 23rd (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Palacio de San Telmo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Caridad, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capilla de San Jose, then admire the landmark architecture of Edificio La Adriatica, then ponder the world of politics at Ayuntamiento (City Hall), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de Santa Paula. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Jesus del Gran Poder, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Magdalena, then explore the world behind art at Centro de la Cerámica de Triana, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de los Marineros, and finally experience rural life at Les Visites du Campo Bravo.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville attractions planner.

Getting from Ronda to Seville by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. September in Seville sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums
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Palacio de San Telmo ©
Palacio de San Telmo
Centro de la Cerámica de Triana ©
Centro de la Cerámica de Triana
Iglesia de la Caridad ©
Iglesia de la Caridad

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get outdoors at Cabo Espichel and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get a sense of the local culture at Palácio Nacional da Ajuda and Santo Antonio de Lisboa. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ancient Art, kick back and relax at Costa de Caparica, get curious at Pavilhao do Conhecimento, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquario Vasco da Gama.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon road trip planning website .

Fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Cabo Espichel
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Aquario Vasco da Gama ©
Aquario Vasco da Gama
Cabo Espichel ©
Cabo Espichel
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda ©
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda

3
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.
Get outdoors at Jardim Municipal do Horto das Virtudes and Praia de Lavadores. Get some cultural insight at Quinta Santa Eufemia and Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados. Step out of Porto with an excursion to Catedral de Lamego in Lamego--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto, admire the natural beauty at Jardins do Palacio de Cristal, don't miss a visit to Fortress Sao Joao Baptista, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja dos Grilos.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Porto trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in September: high temperatures in Porto hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Lamego
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Igreja dos Grilos ©
Igreja dos Grilos
Quinta Santa Eufemia ©
Quinta Santa Eufemia
Catedral de Lamego ©
Catedral de Lamego

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