22 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

22 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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

— 1 night

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 5th (Fri): make a trip to Plaza de Oriente and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Parque del Retiro, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Madrid online trip itinerary 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. In February, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Avila.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Avila, Spain

— 1 night
On the 7th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Ermita De La Virgen De Sonsoles, make a trip to Palacio de Polentinos, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre-campanario de la Catedral, and finally test your team's savvy at IMOX Escape Room.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Avila trip planner.

Drive from Madrid to Avila in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Avila when traveling from Madrid in February, with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Avila

Fun & Games

Salamanca, Spain

— 1 night

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
On the 8th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, contemplate the long history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, get a dose of the wild on Centro de Turismo Rural Valle Agadon, then make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento a Alberto Churriguera y al Conde Francos.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Salamanca day trip planner.

Getting from Avila to Salamanca by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. February in Salamanca sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

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 9th (Tue): find your balance on the water with Onda Pura, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Porto online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Porto takes 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. Traveling from Salamanca in February, expect Porto to be somewhat warmer, temps between 16°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Museums · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Coimbra, Portugal

— 1 night
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): make a trip to Praca do Comercio, make a trip to Moinho da Nascente de Anca, then examine the collection at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Coimbra trip builder.

Drive from Porto to Coimbra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Coimbra are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fatima.

Things to do in Coimbra

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Fatima, Portugal

— 1 night
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. On the 11th (Thu), make a trip to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica da Santissima Trindade, then don't miss a visit to Batalha Monastery, and finally make a trip to Praca Rodrigues Lobo.

Before you visit Fatima, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Coimbra to Fatima in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Fatima are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Praca das Amoreiras, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, then don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Alfama, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and finally don't miss a visit to Largo Trindade Coelho.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Fatima to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Sintra, Portugal

— 1 night
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
On the 14th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Castelo dos Mouros, stop by The Sintra Gift, and then explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sintra online trip maker.

Sintra is just a short distance from Lisbon. February in Sintra sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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 15th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Santa Marta, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de España. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, then explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and finally steep yourself in history at Capilla de Santa Maria de Jesus.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seville road trip site.

Getting from Sintra to Seville by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sintra to Seville. In February, daytime highs in Seville are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Granada, Spain

— 3 nights

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.
Explore Granada's surroundings by going to Torre del Mar (Torrenigma Escape Room & Parroquia de San Andres Apostol) and Nerja (Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, Nerja Book Centre, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, contemplate the long history of Sala de las Dos Hermanas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Generalife.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Granada visit site.

You can drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in February, things will get a bit cooler in Granada: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cordoba trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Granada to Cordoba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or 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). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Cordoba

Tours · Historic Sites · 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.
Go for a jaunt from Toledo to Aranjuez to see Royal Palace of Aranjuez about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Catedral Primada, explore the world behind art at Museo de Santa Cruz, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and see the interesting displays at El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Toledo day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cordoba to Toledo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cordoba in February, expect nights in Toledo to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.