29 days in Portugal, Spain & London Itinerary

29 days in Portugal, Spain & London Itinerary

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29 days in Portugal, Spain & London Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  26 h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Almeria, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Portimao, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
8
Zamora, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
9
Bilbao, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
10
Zaragoza, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
11
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
12
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Melbourne, Australia


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3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, then stop by El Barri Gòtic, and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find reviews, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona journey site .

Melbourne, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Barcelona. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

2
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the long history of La Lonja de la Seda, then don't miss a visit to Micalet - Miguelete, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Valencia Cathedral, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Jardi del Turia and then meet the residents at Bioparc Valencia.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Valencia online travel route builder .

Fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Almeria.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Jardi del Turia ©
Jardi del Turia
Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia

2
nights
Almeria, Spain

Almeria ©
Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Oasys MiniHollywood. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba, then explore the world behind art at Centro de Interpretacion Patrimonial de Almeria, and then admire the majestic nature at Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Almeria road trip planner.

Drive from Valencia to Almeria in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Almeria are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Almeria

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Oasys MiniHollywood ©
Oasys MiniHollywood
Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park ©
Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park
Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba ©
Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba

2
nights
Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
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 19th (Fri): make a trip to Patios de Cordoba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and then explore the ancient world of Roman Bridge. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Calahorra Tower, then make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, then take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

Discover how to plan a Cordoba trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Almeria to Cordoba takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Almeria in June, you will find days in Cordoba are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Portimao.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Horseback Riding Tours
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)

2
nights
Portimao, Portugal

Portimao ©
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Tres Irmaos and then kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Tres Castelos Beach, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Do Vau, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Barranco das Canas Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Portimao driving holiday site.

You can drive from Cordoba to Portimao in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba to Portimao, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cordoba in June, plan for slightly colder days in Portimao, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia dos Tres Irmaos ©
Praia dos Tres Irmaos
Barranco das Canas Beach ©
Barranco das Canas Beach

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
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 (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon online travel planner.

You can drive from Portimao to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portimao in June, Lisbon is little chillier at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the activities along Rio Douro, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the design of Fonte do Cubo, take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, then shop like a local with Livraria Lello, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Lisbon in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Porto, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zamora.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Douro River ©
Douro River
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I

1
night
Zamora, Spain

Zamora ©
Zamora is a city in Castile and León, Spain, the capital of the province of Zamora. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Castillo de Zamora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zamora Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Obispado de Zamora., and finally don't miss a visit to Zamora.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zamora road trip website .

Getting from Porto to Zamora by car takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Porto in June, you will find days in Zamora are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are slightly colder (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in Zamora

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zamora Cathedral ©
Zamora Cathedral
Zamora ©
Zamora
Castillo de Zamora ©
Castillo de Zamora

3
nights
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bilbao: San Sebastian - Donostia (Monte Igueldo & La Concha Beach), Peninsula of Magdalena (in Santander) and Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno (in Obregon). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and shop like a local with La Ribera Market.

To plan Bilbao vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Zamora to Bilbao in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zamora in June since evenings lows in Bilbao dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

San Sebastian - Donostia, Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno, Peninsula of Magdalena
Highlights from your plan
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Monte Igueldo ©
Monte Igueldo
La Ribera Market ©
La Ribera Market

2
nights
Zaragoza, Spain

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
On the 2nd (Thu), scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to El Tubo and then pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio de Piedra.

To see more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zaragoza online road trip planner .

Drive from Bilbao to Zaragoza in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bilbao in July, expect nights in Zaragoza to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 5th (Sun), walk around Parque del Retiro, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, then get your game on at EXIT Madrid, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and finally walk around Casa de Campo.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid route planning app .

You can take a train from Zaragoza to Madrid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
EXIT Madrid ©
EXIT Madrid
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Casa de Campo ©
Casa de Campo

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nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 7th (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge and then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum. On the next day, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our London tour itinerary planning app .

Getting from Madrid to London by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Expect colder weather when traveling from Madrid in July: highs in London hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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