27 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

27 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 2 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
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La Coruna, Spain
— 1 night
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Lugo, Spain
— 1 night
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Ribadeo, Spain
— 1 night
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Luarca, Spain
— 1 night
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Cudillero, Spain
— 1 night
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Aviles, 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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Santillana del Mar, Spain
— 1 night
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Santander, Spain
— 1 night
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Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Mosque of Christ of the Light, Museo de Santa Cruz, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Madrid is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mexico City to Madrid, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mexico City in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Palace, &more). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Lisbon online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. September in Lisbon sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

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.
Dedicate the 9th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Porto online travel planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, Porto is little chillier than Lisbon - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks

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.
On the 11th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, then make a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro, then contemplate the long history of Praza da Inmaculada, and finally don't miss a visit to Botafumeiro.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Compostela trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Porto to Santiago de Compostela takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Porto to Santiago de Compostela, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Santiago de Compostela are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to La Coruna.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites

La Coruna, Spain

— 1 night
On the 12th (Sun), make a trip to El Banco Máis Bonito, make a trip to Avenida da Marina, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Riazor, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium Finisterrae, and finally enjoy the sea views from Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules).

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the La Coruna driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Santiago de Compostela to La Coruna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in La Coruna can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lugo.

Things to do in La Coruna

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trip

Lugo, Spain

— 1 night
Lugo is a city in northwestern Spain in the autonomous community of Galicia. On the 13th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, delve into the distant past at Muralla Romana de Lugo, then don't miss a visit to San Nicolas de Portomarin, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Lugo, and finally examine the collection at Museo Provincial de Lugo.

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Getting from La Coruna to Lugo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Lugo, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ribadeo.

Things to do in Lugo

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Ribadeo, Spain

— 1 night
Ribadeo is a municipality in the Spanish province of Lugo in Galicia. On the 14th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Catedral de Mondonedo, then kick back and relax at As Catedrais Beach, then take in the views from O Cargadeiro Ribadeo, and finally make a trip to Illa Pancha.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ribadeo route maker tool.

Traveling by car from Lugo to Ribadeo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Ribadeo sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Luarca.

Things to do in Ribadeo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Luarca, Spain

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Ermita de la Regalina, admire the natural beauty at Jardines de Panrico, stroll the grounds of Cementerio de Luarca, then make a trip to Capilla de la Atalaya y faro, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Barayo Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Luarca trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Ribadeo to Luarca takes an hour. In September in Luarca, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cudillero.

Things to do in Luarca

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Cudillero, Spain

— 1 night
Cudillero is a small village and municipality in the Principality of Asturias, Spain. On the 16th (Thu), get great views at Mirador del Espiritu Santo, explore the striking landscape at Cabo Vidio, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Silencio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia del San Pedro, then take a leisurely stroll along Puerto Pesquero, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Mirador de la Garita-Atalaya.

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Cudillero is very close to Luarca. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Aviles.

Things to do in Cudillero

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Aviles, Spain

— 1 night
Avilés is a city in Asturias, Spain. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santo Tomas de Canterbury, kick back and relax at Playa de Salinas, then explore the galleries of Faro de Cabo Penas, then don't miss a visit to Cabo de Penas, and finally make a trip to Iglesia de Santa Maria de Luanco.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Aviles trip app.

Aviles is very close to Cudillero. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Oviedo.

Things to do in Aviles

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Tirso El Real, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel de Lillo, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Naranco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Santa María del Naranco. Prerrománico asturiano.

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Getting from Aviles to Oviedo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gijon.

Things to do in Oviedo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Gijon, Spain

— 1 night
Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll around Santa Catalina Headland (Cerro de Santa Catalina), then admire the landmark architecture of Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico Atlantico, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de San Lorenzo.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gijon online day trip planner.

Gijon is very close to Oviedo. In September in Gijon, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Comillas.

Things to do in Gijon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Comillas, Spain

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa de Oyambre, admire the landmark architecture of Cementerio Ruta Modernista, then get outside with Monumento Natural de las Sequoias del Monte Cabezon,, and finally admire the landmark architecture of El Capricho de Gaudi.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Comillas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gijon to Comillas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santillana del Mar.

Things to do in Comillas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Santillana del Mar, Spain

— 1 night
Santillana del Mar is a historic town situated in Cantabria, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Museo de Altamira, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre de Don Borja, then take a stroll through Plaza Mayor de Ramon y Pelayo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Colegiata de Santillana del Mar, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo de la Tortura.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Santillana del Mar trip planner.

Santillana del Mar is just a short distance from Comillas. September in Santillana del Mar sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santander.

Things to do in Santillana del Mar

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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 22nd (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Catedral de Santander, stop by Santander es Mundial, explore the engaging exhibits at Prehistory and Archaeology Museum of Cantabria, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de El Puntal, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palacio de La Magdalena.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Santander road trip planning tool.

Getting from Santillana del Mar to Santander by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. September in Santander sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in Santander

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Childrens Museums

Bilbao, Spain

— 2 nights

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 23rd (Thu): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo and then admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bilbao trip maker app.

You can drive from Santander to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Santander in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bilbao: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Wineries · Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

— 2 nights

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 24th (Fri): make a trip to Plaza de Guipuzkoa.

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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, daytime highs in San Sebastian - Donostia are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours · Parks · Nature · 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.