27 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

27 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Coimbra, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Obidos, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Badajoz, Spain
— 2 nights
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Jaen, Spain
— 2 nights
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Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
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Evora, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Setubal, Portugal
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Costa da Caparica, Portugal
— 1 night
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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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, make a trip to Liberdade Square, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto travel site.

Bristol, UK to Porto is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Coimbra, Portugal

— 5 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Coimbra side-trips: Tomar (Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista, Convento de Cristo, &more) and Fatima (Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima & Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, don't miss a visit to Moinho da Nascente de Anca, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, and admire the landmark architecture of Old Monestary of Santa Clara.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Coimbra tour itinerary planning site.

Drive from Porto to Coimbra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Obidos.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Obidos, Portugal

— 3 nights

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nazare (O Sitio, Miradouro do Suberco, &more) and Batalha Monastery (in Batalha). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Obidos Village, play a few rounds at Royal Obidos Golf Course, delve into the distant past at Aqueduto da Usseira, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santa Maria.

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Traveling by car from Coimbra to Obidos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Badajoz.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf · Beaches

Side Trips

Badajoz, Spain

— 2 nights
Badajoz is the capital of the Province of Badajoz in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at San Juan Bautista Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Plaza Alta, view the masterpieces at Casas Consistoriales, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Badajoz, then snap pictures at Puente de Palmas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of San Jose. On your second day here, make a trip to Ciudad de Zafra, then contemplate the long history of Edificio La Giralda de Badajoz, then make a trip to Alcazaba of Badajoz, and finally make a trip to Puerta de Palmas.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Badajoz trip maker website.

You can drive from Obidos to Badajoz in 3 hours. Traveling from Obidos to Badajoz, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Jaen.

Things to do in Badajoz

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Jaen, Spain

— 2 nights
Jaén is a city in south-central Spain. On the 15th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Castillo de Santa Catalina, make a trip to La cruz del castillo de Santa Catalina, then get engrossed in the history at Centro Cultural Baños Árabes, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaén Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Centro de Interpretacion Olivar y Aceite, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinagoga del Agua, then don't miss a visit to Baeza Old Town, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral De Baeza.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaen driving holiday site.

You can drive from Badajoz to Jaen in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Badajoz in April, plan for little chillier nights in Jaen, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cordoba.

Things to do in Jaen

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Cordoba, Spain

— 2 nights

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.
On the 17th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana, make a trip to Patios de Cordoba, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calleja del Panuelo, then steep yourself in history at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally snap pictures at Roman Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, then don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, then get to know the fascinating history of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cordoba driving holiday tool.

Drive from Jaen to Cordoba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jaen in April: highs in Cordoba hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Evora, Portugal

— 5 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Evora: Marvao (Centro Cultural de Marvao & Aglomerado urbano Intra-muros). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, stop by Corticarte - Arte em Cortica, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Evora trip builder website.

Drive from Cordoba to Evora in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cordoba to Evora due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cordoba in April, plan for little chillier days in Evora, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 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 Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Palace, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary app.

Drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Setubal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Setubal, Portugal

Setúbal is a city and a municipality in Portugal. For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Setubal trip maker tool.

Drive from Lisbon to Setubal in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel to Costa da Caparica.

Things to do in Setubal

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Costa da Caparica, Portugal

— 1 night
Costa da Caparica is a Portuguese civil parish, located in the municipality of Almada along the western coast of the district of Sétubal. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Belem Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Mercado de Alges, then appreciate the history behind Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Costa da Caparica road trip planning site.

You can drive from Setubal to Costa da Caparica in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Costa da Caparica

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portugal travel guide

4.3
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.

Spain travel guide

4.5
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.

Province of Jaen travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles
Full of mountains and untouched country villages, the Province of Jaén has a pristine and natural simplicity. As an important stronghold during the Reconquest, Jaén possesses many historic buildings and towns, such as the Santa Catalina Arab fortress and the Renaissance cities of Úbeda and Baeza, which give the region a feeling of cultural significance. Popular among nature-lovers for having the largest number of protected areas in the country, Jaén also holds the title as Spain’s top-producing region of olive oil, the influence of which has greatly contributed to the area’s gastronomy and tourism.

Setubal District travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Monuments · Landmarks
Inhabited since ancient times, Setubal District drew both the Phoenicians and the Romans with its large deposits of sea salt. Today, the region serves as a major vacation destination, offering visitors good roads, impeccable beaches, and a varied landscape of fragrant orange groves, orchards, and vineyards. The district's eponymous capital, one of Portugal's oldest and largest cities, sits on the banks of the Sado River, a lush area known for its production of outstanding muscatel wines. A growing number of travelers include this city on their itineraries, drawn by its cobbled Old Town and 16th-century fort, which offers sweeping views of the surrounding region.