26 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

26 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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26 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Houston, United States
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h
7
Lagos, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  16 h 15 min
End: Houston, United States


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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palau de la Musica Catalana, Museu Picasso, Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and other attractions you added.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip maker website .

Houston, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Houston to Barcelona. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Houston in May, with highs in Barcelona at 71°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Museu Picasso ©
Museu Picasso

2
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Real Colegio Seminario de Corpus Christi, then take a stroll through Casco Antiguo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Grail, and finally examine the collection at Museu Faller de Valencia. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at El Museo Nacional de Ceramica y de las Artes Suntuarias Gonzalez Marti and then explore the historical opulence of Castell de Xativa.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Valencia online travel route planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, you will find days in Valencia are somewhat warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Castell de Xativa
Highlights from your plan
Castell de Xativa ©
Castell de Xativa
Chapel of the Holy Grail ©
Chapel of the Holy Grail
Museu Faller de Valencia ©
Museu Faller de Valencia

2
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja, step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces, then examine the collection at Museo Cuevas del Sacromonte, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia De La Virgen De Las Angustias, and finally contemplate the long history of La Madraza.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Granada trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Valencia to Granada takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Monasterio Cartuja ©
Monasterio Cartuja
Nasrid Palaces ©
Nasrid Palaces

2
nights
Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): do a tasting at Bodegas Lagar Blanco, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calleja del Panuelo, then steep yourself in history at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Lorenzo Mártir, see the interesting displays at Centro Flamenco Fosforito, then wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally see the interesting displays at Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cordoba trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Granada to Cordoba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Granada, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Bodegas Lagar Blanco
Highlights from your plan
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Parroquia de San Lorenzo Mártir ©
Parroquia de San Lorenzo Mártir

2
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de España. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise du Divin Sauveur, steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville driving holiday tool .

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seville: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
Highlights from your plan
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcazar de Segovia and The Walls of Avila. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and Casco Historico de Toledo. Venture out of the city with trips to Avila (The Four Posts, Cathedral of Avila, & more), Toledo (Iglesia de San Ildefonso Jesuitas & MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo) and Plaza mayor de Chinchon (in Chinchon). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Madrid travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Madrid are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Avila, Toledo, Plaza mayor de Chinchon, Alcazar of Segovia
Highlights from your plan
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Basilica de San Vicente ©
Basilica de San Vicente

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zoomarine Algarve and Falesia Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Praia Da Rocha and Praia Dona Ana. Take a break from Lagos with a short trip to Pescadores Beach in Armacao de Pera, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Ponta Da Piedale, head outdoors with Pro Putting Garden, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and steep yourself in history at Antigo Mercado de Escravos.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lagos travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Madrid to Lagos by combination of flight and train takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Lagos is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Madrid, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lagos, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Pescadores Beach, Praia Da Rocha
Highlights from your plan
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore and learn at Igreja de Sao Roque and Aldeia da Terra. Explore hidden gems such as Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Batalha (Batalha Monastery & Capelas Imperfeitas), Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca) and Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora).

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lisbon route tool .

Drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Lagos in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lisbon, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games

Side Trips

Evora, Batalha, Monastery of Alcobaca, Quinta da Regaleira, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

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