29 days in Portugal & South of Spain Itinerary

29 days in Portugal & South of Spain Itinerary

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Funchal, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Evora, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lagos, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
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Ronda, Spain
— 4 nights
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Nerja, Spain
— 4 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 4 nights

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Funchal, Portugal

Funchal ©
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Cabo Girao. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Ponta de Sao Lourenco, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Arieiro, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Funchal trip itinerary planner.

Paris, France to Funchal is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Funchal due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in July, Funchal is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Funchal

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Cabo Girao
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Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Swim with Dolphins
Cabo Girao ©
Cabo Girao

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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 the less-touristy side of things at Castelo dos Mouros and Batalha Monastery. Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira) and Convento de Cristo (in Tomar). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, take a stroll through Rossio Square, and explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon journey planning tool.

You can fly from Funchal to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Funchal in July, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Sintra, Batalha Monastery, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Convento de Cristo
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Convento de Cristo ©
Convento de Cristo

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Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), then explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, then pause for some serene contemplation at Capela dos Ossos, and finally see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and then explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Evora trip builder site.

Getting from Lisbon to Evora by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in July, expect nights in Evora to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Monsaraz Castle and Walls
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Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) ©
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

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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.
Visit Falesia Beach and Praia Da Rocha for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Ponta da Piedade and Praia Dona Ana. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Molhe Beach (in Ferragudo), Speed Boats Tours (in Albufeira) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Meia Praia, stroll through Praia da Luz, don't miss a visit to Praia da Cordoama, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lagos trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Evora to Lagos in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Evora in August, you will find days in Lagos are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (23°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Albufeira, Praia da Luz, Molhe Beach, Castelo de Aljezur
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Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa de la Barrosa and Casa Palacio de Las Duenas. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla and Centro de la Cerámica de Triana. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Seville online route planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Lagos in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Seville, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Playa de la Barrosa
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Playa de la Barrosa ©
Playa de la Barrosa
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Get some cultural insight at Museo Lara and Dona Felisa Winery. You'll explore and learn at Centro de Interpretacion del Vino and Museo de Caza. Venture out of the city with trips to Playa de Bolonia (in Tarifa) and Playa El Palmar (in Vejer de la Frontera). Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, steep yourself in history at Puerta de Almocabar, view the masterpieces at Scott Simpson Fine Art, and learn about winemaking at Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ronda trip itinerary website.

Getting from Seville to Ronda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Playa de Bolonia, Playa El Palmar
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Playa de Bolonia ©
Playa de Bolonia
Playa El Palmar ©
Playa El Palmar
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

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Nerja, Spain

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Visiting Fundación Cueva de Nerja and Playa Torrecilla will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Burriana Beach and Playa del Molino de Papel. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Salon.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Nerja trip tool.

Drive from Ronda to Nerja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Nerja sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Río Chíllar ©
Río Chíllar

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Royal Chapel of Granada and Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga. Automobile and Fashion Museum and Mahatma Showroom will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: Malaga (Castillo de Gibralfaro, Alcazaba, &more). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Alhambra, take an in-depth tour of Casa de Castril, steep yourself in history at La Madraza, and make a trip to Sala de las Dos Hermanas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada online trip planner.

Drive from Nerja to Granada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Malaga
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum

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