29 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

29 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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29 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Faro, Portugal
— 20 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  29​h
End: Sydney, Australia

1
day
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Estacion de Atocha, look for all kinds of wild species at Faunia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Cerro de los Angeles, and finally savor the flavors at Mercado San Fernando.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip builder site .

Sydney, Australia to Madrid is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Madrid is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect nights in Madrid to be a bit warmer, around 19°C, while days are much hotter, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Santuario del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Cerro de los Angeles
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Faunia ©
Faunia
Estacion de Atocha ©
Estacion de Atocha

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some historical perspective at Capela dos Ossos and Belém Tower. Get some cultural insight at Chiado and Palácio Nacional da Ajuda. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Fonte da Telha Beach (in Almada), Cabo Espichel (in Sesimbra) and Castelo de Palmela (in Palmela). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take an in-depth tour of Museu Do Aljube.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Lisbon day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in June, you will find days in Lisbon are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Faro.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Evora, Almada, Cabo Espichel, Castelo de Palmela
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Chiado ©
Chiado
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

20
nights
Faro, Portugal

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Get some historical perspective at Old Town Faro and Igreja do Carmo. We've included these beaches for you: Praia de Monte Gordo and Cabanas de Tavira beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Faro: Tavira (Praia do Barril, Praia da Terra Estreita, & more), Museu do Traje (in Sao Bras de Alportel) and Mertola (Praia Fluvial da Mina de Sao Domingos, Castelo de Mertola, & more). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Verde, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Alagoa, and pause for some serene contemplation at Faro Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Faro road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Faro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tavira, Olhao, Mertola, Quarteira, Loule
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Praia do Barril ©
Praia do Barril
Cabanas de Tavira Beach ©
Cabanas de Tavira Beach
Praia de Monte Gordo ©
Praia de Monte Gordo

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