26 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

26 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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La Coruna, Spain
— 1 night
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Lugo, Spain
— 1 night
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Oviedo, Spain
— 1 night
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Gijon, Spain
— 1 night
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Comillas, Spain
— 1 night
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Santander, Spain
— 1 night
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Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 1 night
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Ribadeo, Spain
— 2 nights
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Cudillero, Spain
— 1 night
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Ribadesella, Spain
— 1 night
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Llanes, Spain
— 1 night
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Madrid, Spain

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé, Casco Historico de Toledo, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Madrid road trip planning app.

Mexico City, Mexico to Madrid is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Mexico City to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in September, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lisbon, Portugal

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Praia Grande, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take a stroll through Alfama, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip website.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. In September in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to fly to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Porto, Portugal

— 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto: Coimbra (Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, Jardim Botanico, &more). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Porto trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in September; daily highs in Porto reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

— 1 night

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then admire the landmark architecture of Sede de la SGAE en Galicia, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Compostela planning tool.

You can drive from Porto to Santiago de Compostela in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Santiago de Compostela is 1 hour. In September in Santiago de Compostela, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to La Coruna.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites · Tours

La Coruna, Spain

— 1 night
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Drive from Santiago de Compostela to La Coruna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in La Coruna are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 14th (Tue), you're off to Lugo.

Things to do in La Coruna

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife

Lugo, Spain

— 1 night
Lugo is a city in northwestern Spain in the autonomous community of Galicia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Praza de Santa Maria, stroll around San Clodio, then explore the ancient world of Muralla Romana de Lugo, and finally trek along Ruta del Cantabrico.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lugo trip itinerary website.

Getting from La Coruna to Lugo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Oviedo.

Things to do in Lugo

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oviedo, Spain

— 1 night
Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. On the 16th (Thu), make a trip to Plaza de Requejo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel de Lillo, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Naranco, and finally admire the striking features of Santa María del Naranco. Prerrománico asturiano.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Oviedo online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Lugo to Oviedo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gijon.

Things to do in Oviedo

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Gijon, Spain

— 1 night
Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. On the 17th (Fri), admire the striking features of Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico Atlantico, then stroll the grounds of Cementerio de La Carriona, and finally stroll around Santa Catalina Headland (Cerro de Santa Catalina).

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Gijon trip itinerary app.

Gijon is just a short distance from Oviedo. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Comillas.

Things to do in Gijon

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Comillas, Spain

— 1 night
For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Comillas online tour planner.

Getting from Gijon to Comillas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Comillas can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel to Santander.

Things to do in Comillas

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Santander, Spain

— 1 night

Spain's Most Elegant City

Known for its prime north coast location and elegant city center, Santander remains the central destination for tourism and commerce in the whole Cantabrian region.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): have fun and explore at Prehistory and Archaeology Museum of Cantabria, make a trip to Santuario de Nuestra Senora de Latas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Urros de Liencres, and finally stroll through Costa Quebrada Geologic Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Santander itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Comillas to Santander takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Santander are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in Santander

Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums · Museums

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bilbao attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Santander to Bilbao takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santander in September, you will find days in Bilbao are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Tours · Wineries
Highlights from your trip

San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

— 1 night

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Sebastian - Donostia visit planning app.

You can drive from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ribadeo.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours · Wineries
Highlights from your trip

Ribadeo, Spain

— 2 nights
Ribadeo is a municipality in the Spanish province of Lugo in Galicia. On the 22nd (Wed), make a trip to Illa Pancha, kick back and relax at As Catedrais Beach, then look for gifts at Mar de Sensaciones, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Martino de Mondonedo. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Cementerio de Luarca, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva de la biosfera Oscos-Eo, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Molinos Mazonovo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Conjunto Etnografico de Teixois.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ribadeo route planner.

Drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Ribadeo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In September in Ribadeo, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Cudillero.

Things to do in Ribadeo

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Cudillero, Spain

— 1 night
Cudillero is a small village and municipality in the Principality of Asturias, Spain. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): make a trip to Capilla de la Atalaya y faro, enjoy the sand and surf at Cabo Busto, then stroll through Playa del Silencio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Jesus de Nazareno.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cudillero trip site.

Getting from Ribadeo to Cudillero by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Cudillero can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ribadesella.

Things to do in Cudillero

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ribadesella, Spain

— 1 night
Ribadesella is a small municipality in the Autonomous Community of the Principality of Asturias, Spain. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): make a trip to Ermita de la guia, Head underground at Cueva de Tito Bustillo, then ride a horse along Cuadras el Alisal, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva Del Buxu, and finally snap pictures at Puente Romano.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ribadesella driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Cudillero to Ribadesella in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Llanes.

Things to do in Ribadesella

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Llanes, Spain

— 1 night
Llanes is a municipality of the province of Asturias, in northern Spain. For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Llanes travel site.

Llanes is just a short distance from Ribadesella. In September in Llanes, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Llanes

Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Spain travel guide

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Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
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.