24 days in Greece, Portugal & Spain Itinerary

24 days in Greece, Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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24 days in Greece, Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Manila, Philippines
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Rethymnon, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Fatima, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Manila, Philippines

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Artemis Karamolegos Winery. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, shop like a local with MATI Art Gallery, look for gifts at the White, Santorini, and pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fira itinerary planning site .

Manila, Philippines to Fira is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Philippines Time to Eastern European Time is minus 6 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Manila in May; daily highs in Fira reach 28°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Akrotiri
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Spas
Museum of Prehistoric Thira ©
Museum of Prehistoric Thira

3
nights
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Step off the beaten path and head to Old Venetian Harbor and Lake Kournas. Change things up with these side-trips from Rethymnon: Heraklion (Heraklion Archaeological Museum & Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete) and The Palace of Knossos (in Knosos). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Arkadi and take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rethymnon trip itinerary maker app .

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Rethymnon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Rethymnon are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Heraklion, Lake Kournas, The Palace of Knossos, Old Venetian Harbor
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. On the next day, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Rethymnon to Athens in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In May in Athens, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) and Ponte 25 de Abril. Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Quinta da Regaleira, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Belém Tower, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip site .

Getting from Athens to Lisbon by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Athens in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lisbon, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Fatima.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

2
nights
Fatima, Portugal

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): make a trip to Obidos Village, steep yourself in history at Batalha Monastery, then see the interesting displays at O Milagre de Fatima - Museu Interativo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica da Santissima Trindade, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Alcobaca, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Christ, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Fatima online travel route planner .

You can take a bus from Lisbon to Fatima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Lisbon in May, expect nights in Fatima to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Monastery of Alcobaca, Convent of Christ, Obidos Village, Batalha Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village

3
nights
Seville, Spain

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and Casa de Pilatos. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and make a trip to Metropol Parasol.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville road trip app .

Traveling by car from Fatima to Seville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Fatima to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fatima in May, you will find days in Seville are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Walls of Avila and Alcazar de Segovia. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Madrid day trip app .

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seville in May, Madrid is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Alcazar de Segovia, The Walls of Avila
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vila Vella (Old Town) and Photography Tours. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Placa d'Espanya, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and take a stroll through El Born.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona tour itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Vila Vella (Old Town)
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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