28 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

28 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Evora, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Olhao, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Teror, Spain
— 1 night
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Ronda, Spain
— 3 nights
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Antequera, Spain
— 1 night
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
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Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): visit Alfama, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary builder site.

Istanbul, Turkey to Lisbon is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Istanbul in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Evora.

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Religious Site
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
4.5

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Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 4th (Fri), examine the collection at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, then explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Megalithica Ebora, delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), examine the collection at Museu de Evora, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora).

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Evora road trip tool.

Drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

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Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©

Jewel of the Algarve

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.
On the 6th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Studio Bongard, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha, and then see the interesting displays at Museu de Portimao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, enjoy the sea views from Cape Saint Vincent, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lagos journey maker.

You can drive from Evora to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Lagos sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Olhao.

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Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

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Lighthouse
Cape Saint Vincent
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Geologic Formation
Ponta da Piedade
4.8

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Olhao, Portugal

Olhao ©
Algarve Region's largest fishing port, Olhao occupies a strategically important coastal area inhabited since prehistoric times.
On the 8th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Hermitage, examine the collection at Castelo De Loule, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town Faro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museu Municipal de Faro, then take an in-depth tour of Igreja do Antigo Convento de Santo Antonio dos Capuchos, then see the interesting displays at Museu do Traje, and finally delve into the distant past at Cerro da Vila.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Olhao trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Olhao takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in January, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Teror.

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Museums · Historic Sites

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Historic Walking Area
Old Town Faro
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Teror, Spain

Teror
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Juan Bautista, see the interesting displays at Museo & Parque Arqueologico Cueva Pintada, then look for all kinds of wild species at Finca de Osorio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Virgen del Pino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Area Recreativa de La Laguna, examine the collection at Museo Etnografico Casas Cuevas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Teror attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olhao to Teror. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Olhao in January, with highs in Teror at 24°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Teror

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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Seville, Spain

Seville ©

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 the 12th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, contemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, then make a trip to Torre del Oro, and finally admire the striking features of Plaza de España. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Casa de Pilatos, admire the landmark architecture of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, then stop by Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Seville trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Teror to Seville with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Teror to Seville is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Teror in January, with highs in Seville at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
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Plaza de España
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World heritage site
Royal Alcázar of Seville
4.7
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World heritage site
Catedral de Sevilla
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Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old City and Dona Felisa Winery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Baños Arabes and Palacio de Mondragon. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, take an in-depth tour of Museo Del Bandolero, view the masterpieces at Scott Simpson Fine Art, and steep yourself in history at Casa Del Rey Moro.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ronda trip maker.

Traveling by car from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Ronda sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Antequera.

Things to do in Ronda

Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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Winery / Vineyard
Dona Felisa Winery
4.7
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Neighborhood
Old City
4.8

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Antequera, Spain

Antequera ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Dolmenes de Antequera, contemplate the long history of Dolmen de Menga, then identify plant and animal life at Lobo Park, then explore the world behind art at Museo Municipal De Antequera, and finally contemplate the long history of Dolmen de Viera.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Antequera trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Antequera takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in January, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Antequera

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
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Wildlife Area
Lobo Park
4.4
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World heritage site
Dolmen de Menga
4.3
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Historic Site
Dolmenes de Antequera
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Granada, Spain

Granada ©

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 18th (Fri), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then look and learn at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias). On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, then contemplate the long history of Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla, then get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Galeria Alea.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada tour planner.

You can drive from Antequera to Granada in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Antequera in January, with highs in Granada at 14°C and lows at 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors
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Alhambra
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Historic Walking Area
Mirador de San Nicolas
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Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana, then wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cordoba online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Granada to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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History Museum
Palacio de Viana
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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Prado National Museum and Museo del Greco. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Puerta del Sol, Casco Historico de Toledo, &more). There's more to do: wander the streets of Gran Via and look for all kinds of wild species at Faunia.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Madrid journey planner.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Cordoba in January, you will find days in Madrid are slightly colder (12°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

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Historic Site
Royal Palace of Madrid
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Specialty Museum
Museo del Greco
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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Museu Picasso and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional will appeal to museum buffs. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Barcelona with a short trip to Camino de Ronda in S'Agaro, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, explore the activities along Delta del Llobregat, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and make a trip to Casa Batllo.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Barcelona tour builder site.

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in January, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Neighborhood
El Barri Gòtic
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Must see
Casa Batllo
4.6

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