23 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

23 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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23 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Evora, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Montreal, Canada


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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 some historical perspective at Belém Tower and Cabo da Roca. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Batalha Monastery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena) and Convent of Christ (in Tomar). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon driving holiday planning website .

Montreal, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. While traveling from Montreal, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Batalha Monastery, Convent of Christ, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Cabo da Roca
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ

2
nights
Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): make a trip to Capela dos Ossos, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora). Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, delve into the distant past at Cromeleque dos Almendres, and then step into the grandiose world of Monsaraz Castle and Walls.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Evora trip builder tool .

You can drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in July, you will find days in Evora are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, Monsaraz Castle and Walls
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jewish Quarter (Juderia) and Catedral de Cadiz. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Plaza de España and Catedral de Sevilla. Explore Seville's surroundings by going to Playa de la Barrosa (in Chiclana de la Frontera) and Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba (in Cordoba). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the striking features of Casa de Pilatos, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and brush up on your military savvy at Torre del Oro.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Seville holiday maker site .

Drive from Evora to Seville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Evora in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seville, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cordoba, Catedral de Cadiz, Playa de la Barrosa
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)

4
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa de Alcudia and Serra de Tramuntana. Popular historic sites such as Castell de Bellver and Catedral de Mallorca are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Palma de Mallorca: Playa de Muro (in Playa de Muro), Cuevas de Arta (in Capdepera) and Cuevas del Drach (in Porto Cristo). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Natural de Mondrago and make a trip to Passeig des Born.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Palma de Mallorca trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Seville to Palma de Mallorca by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. July in Palma de Mallorca sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa de Alcudia, Playa de Muro, Cuevas de Arta, Serra de Tramuntana, Cuevas del Drach
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Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Serra de Tramuntana ©
Serra de Tramuntana

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dali Theatre-Museum and Camino de Ronda. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Barcelona with a short trip to Vila Vella (Old Town) in Tossa de Mar, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, browse the exhibits of Casa Batllo, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Barcelona sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Dali Theatre-Museum, Vila Vella (Old Town), Camino de Ronda
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Dali Theatre-Museum ©
Dali Theatre-Museum
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace of Madrid and The Walls of Avila are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Alcazar de Segovia and Cathedral of Avila. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Segovia (La Muralla de Segovia & Catedral de Segovia). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, and contemplate the long history of Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect nights in Madrid to be slightly colder, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Segovia, Avila
Highlights from your plan
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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