22 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

22 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Albufeira, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
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Cartagena, Spain
— 3 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Batalha Monastery. Get some historical perspective at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Praia da ursa & Park and National Palace of Pena), Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica da Estrela.

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Montreal, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Lisbon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Montreal, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Albufeira.

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Albufeira, Portugal

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Falesia Beach and Praia do Peneco. Visiting Praia Da Rocha and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Take a break from Albufeira with a short trip to Praia Vale Dos Homens in Rogil, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia da Senhora da Rocha and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pescadores Beach.

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You can drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Albufeira sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Seville.

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Praia Da Rocha ©
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Praia Da Rocha
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Falesia  Beach ©
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Falesia Beach
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Seville, Spain

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): make a trip to Plaza de España, then ride a horse along Centro Ecuestre Entrepinares, and then experience rural life at Les Visites du Campo Bravo. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

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You can drive from Albufeira to Seville in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Albufeira to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Seville, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Malaga.

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Plaza de España
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Catedral de Sevilla ©
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Catedral de Sevilla
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Malaga, Spain

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddist Temple, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida del Mar, and then stroll through Playa La Carihuela. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, then take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, then steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral, and finally kick back and relax at Playa El Bajondillo.

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Traveling by car from Seville to Malaga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cartagena.

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Malaga Cathedral ©
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Malaga Cathedral
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Cartagena, Spain

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Faro Cabo de palos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cala Capitan, and then admire the masterpieces at Cathedral de Santa Maria. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Juan, stroll through Isla del Fraile, and then explore the ancient world of Casa de la Fortuna.

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Drive from Malaga to Cartagena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Valencia.

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Faro Cabo de palos ©
Lighthouse
Faro Cabo de palos
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Valencia, Spain

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 5th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir, then pause for some serene contemplation at Valencia Cathedral, and then steep yourself in history at Torres de Serranos. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Colegiata de Xativa, then explore the historical opulence of Castell de Xativa, and then meet the residents at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

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You can drive from Cartagena to Valencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

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Barcelona, Spain

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral. Get in touch with nature at Fenals Beach and Lloret Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Vila Vella (Old Town) in Tossa de Mar (about 1h 25 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Delta del Llobregat.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Valencia to Barcelona by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Valencia in June, plan for little chillier days in Barcelona, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

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Fenals Beach ©
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Fenals Beach
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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): stroll around Parque del Retiro and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Gran Via, then stop by Gay Madrid & the Chueca District, and then kick back and relax at Playa del Alberche.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Madrid online trip planner.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Wildlife Area
Chorrera de los Litueros
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