24 days in Portugal, Spain & Lourdes Itinerary

24 days in Portugal, Spain & Lourdes Itinerary

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24 days in Portugal, Spain & Lourdes Itinerary

Start: Mexico City, Mexico
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Fatima, Portugal
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
3
Coimbra, Portugal
— 1 day
train:  1​h
4
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
train:  1​h
5
La Coruna, Spain
— 1 day
train:  30​min
6
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Ponferrada, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Burgos, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
10
Orduna, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
11
Lourdes, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
13
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
14
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Mexico City, Mexico

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Park and National Palace of Pena as well as Cabo da Roca. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Cabo da Roca, explore the historical opulence of Park and National Palace of Pena, then take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Sintra.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Lisbon vacation builder app .

Mexico City, Mexico to Lisbon is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Lisbon is 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in July; daily highs in Lisbon reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fatima.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

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 9th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos, don't miss a visit to Casa De Lucia, then don't miss a visit to Casa De Francisco & Jacinta Marto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museu do Santuario de Fatima, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica da Santissima Trindade.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Fatima trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a bus from Lisbon to Fatima in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in July: highs in Fatima hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for Coimbra.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilica da Santissima Trindade ©
Basilica da Santissima Trindade
Museu do Santuario de Fatima ©
Museu do Santuario de Fatima
Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos ©

1
day
Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Monastery of Lorvao, stop by Casa Medieval - Coimbra Welcome Center, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), and finally contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Coimbra road trip planning app .

Getting from Fatima to Coimbra by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In July in Coimbra, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monastery of Lorvao
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of Lorvao ©
Monastery of Lorvao
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz ©
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Garrafeira do Carmo, Igreja dos Carmelitas, Igreja de Sao Pedro dos Clerigos, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Pedro dos Clerigos and then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos.

Discover how to plan a Porto trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Coimbra to Porto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to La Coruna.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Igreja de Sao Pedro dos Clerigos ©
Igreja de Sao Pedro dos Clerigos
Igreja dos Carmelitas ©
Igreja dos Carmelitas

1
day
La Coruna, Spain

La Coruna ©
A Coruña is a city and municipality of Galicia, Spain. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Plaza de Maria Pita as well as Parroquia de Santiago. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): make a trip to Plaza de Maria Pita and then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de Santiago.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the La Coruna trip planner .

You can drive from Porto to La Coruna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to La Coruna. July in La Coruna sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Fri) before leaving for Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in La Coruna

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parroquia de Santiago ©
Parroquia de Santiago
Plaza de Maria Pita ©
Plaza de Maria Pita

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico as well as Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and then don't miss a visit to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Compostela trip itinerary maker website .

Santiago de Compostela is very close to La Coruna. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Ponferrada.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Ponferrada, Spain

Ponferrada ©
Ponferrada is the capital city of El Bierzo in the Province of León, Spain. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monasterio de San Pedro de Montes, Basilica Nuestra Senora de la Encina, Queseria Vida Lactea, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Castillo de los Templarios, then look for gifts at Queseria Vida Lactea, and then take in the pleasant sights at Basilica Nuestra Senora de la Encina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): wander the streets of Penalba de Santiago and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monasterio de San Pedro de Montes.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ponferrada online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Ponferrada can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Burgos.

Things to do in Ponferrada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de los Templarios ©
Castillo de los Templarios
Monasterio de San Pedro de Montes ©
Monasterio de San Pedro de Montes
Basilica Nuestra Senora de la Encina ©

1
night
Burgos, Spain

Burgos
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Burgos tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ponferrada to Burgos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bilbao.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

1
night
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Palacio de la Diputacion, take an in-depth tour of Euskal Museoa Bilbao Museo Vasco, and then take a stroll through Casco Viejo.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bilbao trip website .

Traveling by car from Burgos to Bilbao takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Burgos in July, Bilbao is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Orduna.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Euskal Museoa Bilbao Basque Museum ©
Palacio de la Diputacion ©
Palacio de la Diputacion

2
nights
Orduna, Spain

Orduna ©
Orduña, officially Orduña-Urduña is an enclave and municipality of 4,057 inhabitants located in the province of Biscay, in the autonomous community of Basque Country, in the North of Spain.It is located in a plain in the highest part of the Nervion river valley, at the foot of the Sierra Salbada mountains. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castillo de Portilla and Basilica of San Prudencio de Armentia. Explore hidden gems such as Casco Historico and Iglesia de San Miguel Arcangel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orduna: Church of Santo Tomas (in Haro) and Cathedral of Mary Immaculate (in Vitoria-Gasteiz).

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Orduna trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bilbao to Orduna takes an hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Orduna when traveling from Bilbao in July, with lows around 15°C. You'll set off for Lourdes on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in Orduna

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Church of Santo Tomas, Castillo de Portilla, Casco Historico
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de Portilla ©
Castillo de Portilla
Iglesia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Iglesia de San Miguel Arcangel
Basilica of San Prudencio de Armentia ©

1
night
Lourdes, France

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. On the 20th (Sat), learn more about the world around you at Castle Fort Pyrenean Museum, admire the masterpieces at Chateau Fort of Lourdes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte de Massabielle, then get to know the fascinating history of Maison Paternelle De Sainte Bernadette, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Bernadette, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Ukrainienne. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Musee Sainte-Bernadette and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Lourdes road trip app .

Traveling by car from Orduna to Lourdes takes 3.5 hours. While traveling from Orduna, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lourdes, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Fort of Lourdes ©
Chateau Fort of Lourdes
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes ©
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes

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.
On the 21st (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Castillo de la Mota and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Vicente.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Sebastian - Donostia itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Lourdes to San Sebastian - Donostia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Lourdes in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Sebastian - Donostia, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de la Mota ©
Castillo de la Mota
Iglesia de San Vicente ©
Iglesia de San Vicente

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes El Barri Gòtic, Barcelona Cathedral and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic. Keep things going the next day: browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, then appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, and finally make a trip to Ciutat Vella.

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Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Barcelona by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in July; daily highs in Barcelona reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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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 Museo Sorolla and Museo Cerralbo. Royal Palace of Madrid and Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum of Spain, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip planner .

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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