24 days in Spain, Portugal & Bordeaux Itinerary

24 days in Spain, Portugal & Bordeaux Itinerary

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Malaga, Spain
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Granada, Spain
— 1 night
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Ronda, Spain
— 1 night
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Jerez De La Frontera, Spain
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Cadiz, Spain
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Cordoba, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
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Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night
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Penafiel, Spain
— 1 night
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Valladolid, Spain
— 1 night
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Tordesillas, Spain
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Avila, Spain
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Salamanca, Spain
— 2 nights
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Guarda, Portugal
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Mealhada, Portugal
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Porto, Portugal
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Lamego, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
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Malaga, Spain

— 1 night

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de la Victoria, explore the world behind art at Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga, and finally get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Malaga trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Malaga is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Malaga is 4 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April; daily highs in Malaga reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. You'll set off for Granada on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Malaga

Museums · Historic Sites

Granada, Spain

— 1 night

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 7th (Tue), wander the streets of Albayzin, admire the landmark architecture of Court of the Lions, and then steep yourself in history at Generalife.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada journey planning website.

You can drive from Malaga to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Granada when traveling from Malaga in April, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Ronda, Spain

— 1 night

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Visitas guiadas Ciudad Romana de Ocuri.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ronda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Ronda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daytime highs in Ronda are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Jerez De La Frontera.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jerez De La Frontera, Spain

— 1 night

Sherry Capital of the World

A culturally and historically rich city, Jerez de la Frontera is known around the world for the production of Spanish sherry.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cartuja de Jerez.

To find photos and tourist information, go to the Jerez De La Frontera online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Jerez De La Frontera takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cadiz.

Things to do in Jerez De La Frontera

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Cadiz, Spain

— 1 day
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. On the 10th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Museo Naval de San Fernando, enjoy the sand and surf at La Caleta Beach, stop by Teatro del Titere La Tia Norica's, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Tavira, then make a trip to Paseo Canalejas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Cadiz.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Cadiz online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Jerez De La Frontera to Cadiz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Cadiz are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Cadiz

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Seville, Spain

— 3 nights

City of Towers

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.
On your second day here, snap pictures at Puente de San Bernardo, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, make a trip to Torre del Oro, then steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, then get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville trip planning site.

Getting from Cadiz to Seville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Seville, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Cordoba, Spain

Pearl of Muslim Spain

Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Palacio de la Merced, then stop by Tienda Gourmet Casa Pedro, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Calleja del Panuelo.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Cordoba trip builder tool.

Take a train from Seville to Cordoba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in April, you will find days in Cordoba are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Shopping

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 13th (Mon), take a stroll through La Latina.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cordoba, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bordeaux, France

— 2 nights

The Port of the Moon

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Place de la Bourse and Musee d'Aquitaine. Step off the beaten path and head to The Water Mirror and Pont de Pierre. Change things up with a short trip to Chateau Paloumey in Ludon-Medoc (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin, do a tasting at Chateau Pape Clement, wander the streets of Port of the Moon, and pause for some serene contemplation at Tour Pey-Berland.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bordeaux road trip tool.

You can fly from Madrid to Bordeaux in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bilbao, Spain

— 1 night

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes La Ribera Market. On the 17th (Fri), catch some excitement at La Ribera Market and then don't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bilbao online holiday maker.

Traveling by bus from Bordeaux to Bilbao takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bilbao can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Penafiel.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Penafiel, Spain

— 1 night
Peñafiel is a town in Valladolid Province, autonomous community of Castile and León, Spain, best known for the Peñafiel Castle and for its medieval square used for bullfights and named "Plaza del Coso" (English: "El Coso Square"). Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Villafuerte and then make a trip to Plaza del Coso.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Penafiel trip planner.

Drive from Bilbao to Penafiel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Bilbao in April, things will get slightly colder in Penafiel: highs are around 18°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Valladolid.

Things to do in Penafiel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Valladolid, Spain

— 1 night

Land of Castles

A city of booming industry with a strong emphasis on leisure and cultural involvement, Valladolid is also known for its historical heritage and medieval feel.
On the 19th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Colegio de San Gregorio, examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Escultura, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Benito El Real, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor de Valladolid, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Academia de Caballeria.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Valladolid trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Penafiel to Valladolid takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Valladolid, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tordesillas.

Things to do in Valladolid

Museums · Historic Sites

Tordesillas, Spain

Tordesillas is a town and municipality in the province of Valladolid, Castile and León, central Spain. On the 20th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Centro de Iniciativas Turisticas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tordesillas trip site.

Tordesillas is just a stone's throw from Valladolid. In April, daily temperatures in Tordesillas can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Avila.
Highlights from your trip

Avila, Spain

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the ancient world of The Walls of Avila, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Avila, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermita de Santa Maria de la Cabeza.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Avila online vacation planner.

Getting from Tordesillas to Avila by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In April, daily temperatures in Avila can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Avila

Historic Sites

Salamanca, Spain

— 2 nights

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Clerecia (Iglesia del Espiritu Santo).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Salamanca trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Avila to Salamanca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You'll set off for Guarda on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites

Guarda, Portugal

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinagoga de Belmonte, don't miss a visit to Castle of Guarda, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Judiaria da Guarda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se-Catedral da Guarda.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Guarda planning site.

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Guarda takes 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Salamanca to Guarda is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Mealhada.

Things to do in Guarda

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mealhada, Portugal

— 1 night
Mealhada is a city and a municipality located in Aveiro District in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): ponder the design of Anca Fountain.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Mealhada trip planner.

You can drive from Guarda to Mealhada in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Mealhada are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Porto, Portugal

Unvanquished City

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.
For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Porto visit planning website.

Drive from Mealhada to Porto in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Porto are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you're off to Lamego.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Lamego, Portugal

— 2 nights
Lamego is a city and municipality in the Viseu District, in the Norte Region of the Douro in northern Portugal. Get some cultural insight at Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios and Casa de Mateus. Get some historical perspective at Capela Nova ( Igreja de Sao Paulo ) and Ponte Fortificada de Ucanha. Step out of Lamego with an excursion to Casa de Tormes - Museu Queirosiano in Santa Cruz do Douro--about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Salzedas, steep yourself in history at Monastery of Saint Mary of Carquere, learn about winemaking at Aneto Wines, and snap pictures at Ponte Pedonal Metalica de Peso da Regua.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lamego trip planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Lamego takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Lamego

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Porto, Portugal

— 2 nights

Unvanquished City

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the activities along Douro River, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rua das Flores, shop like a local with Livraria Lello, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja dos Carmelitas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, then make a trip to Liberdade Square, and finally wander the streets of Rua Santa Catarina.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Porto trip planner.

You can drive from Lamego to Porto in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.