23 days in Spain, Portugal & Bordeaux Itinerary

23 days in Spain, Portugal & Bordeaux Itinerary

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23 days in Spain, Portugal & Bordeaux Itinerary

Start: Destelbergen, Belgium
Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Braganca, Portugal
— 3 nights
car:  3​h
3
Porto, Portugal
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Coimbra, Portugal
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Setubal, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h
6
Salamanca, Spain
— 1 night
+3
Train + Foot + Train + Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: Destelbergen, Belgium

1
night
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia trip site .

Destelbergen, Belgium to San Sebastian - Donostia is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. In August in San Sebastian - Donostia, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Braganca.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

3
nights
Braganca, Portugal

Braganca ©
Bragança is a city and municipality in north-eastern Portugal, capital of the district of Bragança, in the Alto Trás-os-Montes subregion of Portugal. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parque Natural de Montesinho. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Citadel of Braganca.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Braganca online journey builder .

Traveling by car from San Sebastian - Donostia to Braganca takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia to Braganca due to the time zone difference. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Porto.

Things to do in Braganca

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parque Natural de Montesinho
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Parque Natural de Montesinho ©
Parque Natural de Montesinho

5
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto
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.
Take a break from Porto with a short trip to The Douro Valley in Pinhao, about 1h 40 min away.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Braganca to Porto takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Nature

Side Trip

The Douro Valley

7
nights
Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pegoes Aqueduct and Ruines de Conimbriga.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Coimbra road trip site .

Traveling by train from Porto to Coimbra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for Setubal.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pegoes Aqueduct
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Pegoes Aqueduct ©
Pegoes Aqueduct

4
nights
Setubal, Portugal

Setubal
Setúbal is a city and a municipality in Portugal. To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Setubal trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Setubal takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Setubal are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You will leave for Salamanca on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Setubal

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

1
night
Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Salamanca tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Setubal to Salamanca takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Setubal to Salamanca is 1 hour. Traveling from Setubal in September, Salamanca is slightly colder at night with lows of 10°C. On the 14th (Sat), you'll travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums

1
night
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Bordeaux takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Salamanca in September, expect nights in Bordeaux to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Port of the Moon ©
Port of the Moon

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