23 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

23 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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23 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Madrid, Spain
Fly:  3​h
1
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
3
Evora, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Funchal, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Adeje, Spain
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Corralejo, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Madrid, Spain


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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 19th (Thu), take a stroll through Dalt Vila and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Cala Salada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): kick back and relax at Cala Comte, tour the pleasant surroundings at Es Bol Nou, and then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Ibiza.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ibiza Town tour builder website .

Madrid to Ibiza Town is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ibiza Town when traveling from Madrid in September, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Cala Salada, Cala Comte, Es Bol Nou
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Dalt Vila ©
Dalt Vila
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral. Head to La Boqueria and MACBA- Museo de Arte Moderno de Barcelonafor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, contemplate the long history of Palau Guell, and walk around Parc Guell.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Evora.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

1
night
Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 24th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), make a trip to Centro Historico de Evora, then look for gifts at Tou c'os Azeites, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, and finally make a trip to Walls of Evora.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Evora route builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Barcelona to Evora takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Barcelona in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Evora, with highs around 35°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Shopping
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

3
nights
Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Step off the beaten path and head to Praia do Camilo and Praia da Marinha. Take a break from the city and head to Praia Dona Ana and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with these side-trips from Lagos: Falesia Beach (in Olhos de Agua), Algarve (in Silves) and Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres). There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade and stop by Casa do "Vo" Serafim.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Lagos sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Evora to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. While traveling from Evora, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Lagos, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Algarve, Casa do "Vo" Serafim, Praia da Marinha, Cape Saint Vincent
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Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore hidden gems such as Castelo dos Mouros and Cabo da Roca. Park and National Palace of Pena and Jeronimos Monastery will appeal to history buffs. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, get a taste of the local shopping with Chiado, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and take a stroll through Belém Tower.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lisbon day trip planning app .

Getting from Lagos to Lisbon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. September in Lisbon sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

2
nights
Funchal, Portugal

Funchal ©
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
On the 1st (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo Girao, then identify plant and animal life at Ponta de Sao Lourenco, and then take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Arieiro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sao Pedro, contemplate the waterfront views at Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Funchal day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Funchal takes 4 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Funchal, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cabo Girao, Church of Sao Pedro, Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
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Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools ©

2
nights
Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
On the 3rd (Thu), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Palmitos Park, then stop by Compania de la Galleta, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Dunas de Maspalomas. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Maspalomas, then kick back and relax at Playa de Amadores, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Mogan.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas trip planner .

You can fly from Funchal to Maspalomas in 5 hours. October in Maspalomas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Adeje.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Mogan, Playa de Amadores, Compania de la Galleta
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Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
El Faro de Maspalomas ©
El Faro de Maspalomas

2
nights
Adeje, Spain

Adeje ©
Straddling the foothills of the Teide volcano and Tenerife’s southern shores, Adeje is known for its beautiful island architecture and a backdrop of green, mountainous scenery.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): stroll through Playa Del Duque, then look for gifts at El Artesano, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de las Vistas. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Charco del Viento, get impressive views of Teide National Park, and then enjoy the sea views from Faro del Porís.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Adeje trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Maspalomas to Adeje in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. October in Adeje sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Corralejo.

Things to do in Adeje

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de las Vistas, Charco del Viento, Faro del Porís, El Artesano, Teide National Park
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Playa del Duque ©
Playa del Duque
Teide National Park ©
Teide National Park
Playa de las Vistas ©
Playa de las Vistas

5
nights
Corralejo, Spain

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sotavento Beach and Playa de Cofete. Step out of Corralejo to go to La Pared and see Playa de la Pared, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Corralejo Dunes, kick back and relax at Flag Beach, stroll through Grandes Playas, and look for gifts at komodo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Corralejo journey website .

You can fly from Adeje to Corralejo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. In October, daytime highs in Corralejo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corralejo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Cofete, Popcorn Beach, Playa La Solapa, El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons, Sotavento Beach
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Corralejo Dunes ©
Corralejo Dunes
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Sotavento Beach ©
Sotavento Beach

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