23 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

23 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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23 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  10​h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
2
Toledo, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Caceres, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Evora, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Fatima, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
7
Vigo, Spain
— 1 night
train:  1​h
8
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 1 night
train:  30​min
9
La Coruna, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
11
Valencia, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
12
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
13
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Boston, United States


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3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, nightlife, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico, and admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor.

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Boston, USA to Madrid is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Madrid is 6 hours. Traveling from Boston in October, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can take a train to Toledo.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

few
hours
Toledo, Spain

Toledo
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Toledo trip planning website .

You can take a train from Madrid to Toledo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Toledo can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. You will leave for Caceres on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Toledo

Tours Nightlife Historic Sites

1
night
Caceres, Spain

Caceres ©
Cáceres is the capital of Cáceres province, in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town of Caceres and then have fun and explore at Museo de Historia de la Computacion.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Caceres trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Toledo to Caceres in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Caceres

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museo de Historia de la Computacion ©
Old Town of Caceres
Old Town of Caceres

1
night
Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 6th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Evora trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Caceres to Evora takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Caceres to Evora is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Evora are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Igreja de Sao Francisco ©
Igreja de Sao Francisco

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 7th (Mon), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, then make a trip to Belém Tower, then make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon day trip planning app .

You can drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Fatima.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

1
night
Fatima, Portugal

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): make a trip to Obidos Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica da Santissima Trindade, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, and finally make a trip to Casa De Francisco & Jacinta Marto.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fatima tour itinerary maker site .

You can take a bus from Lisbon to Fatima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Fatima sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F at night. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vigo.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Obidos Village, Batalha Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

1
night
Vigo, Spain

Vigo
Vigo is a city and municipality in the province of Pontevedra, in Galicia, north-west Spain on the Atlantic Ocean. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Islas Cies.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vigo online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Fatima to Vigo takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fatima to Vigo is 1 hour. Traveling from Fatima in October, expect nights in Vigo to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are slightly colder, around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Vigo

Nature Parks

1
night
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
On the 10th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo and then don't miss a visit to Botafumeiro.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Compostela vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Santiago de Compostela, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to La Coruna.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Botafumeiro ©
Botafumeiro

1
night
La Coruna, Spain

La Coruna ©
A Coruña is a city and municipality of Galicia, Spain. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Monte de San Pedro, don't miss a visit to Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Maria Pita, then make a trip to Avenida de la Marina, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the La Coruna journey planner.

La Coruna is just a short distance from Santiago de Compostela. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in October, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in La Coruna

Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Monte de San Pedro ©
Monte de San Pedro
Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) ©
Plaza de Maria Pita ©
Plaza de Maria Pita

4
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from La Coruna to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from La Coruna in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 60°F in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Venture out of the city with trips to Benidorm (Waterskiing & Jetskiing & El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, meet the residents at Bioparc Valencia, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Valencia Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Valencia trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Valencia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in October, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Benidorm
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia
Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Seville, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Segovia (Acueduct of Segovia & Alcazar de Segovia). Enjoy Madrid some more: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire the landmark architecture of Templo de Debod, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and make a trip to Plaza de Santa Ana.

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Take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seville in October; daily highs in Madrid reach 73°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Segovia
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Walking tours
Acueduct of Segovia ©
Acueduct of Segovia

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