20 days in Lisbon, Porto & Spain Itinerary

20 days in Lisbon, Porto & Spain Itinerary

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20 days in Lisbon, Porto & Spain Itinerary

Start: Madrid, Spain
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Vigo, Spain
— 1 night
train:  1​h
4
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
5
La Coruna, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Lugo, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Gijon, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Santander, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
10
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Logrono, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Burgos, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Miami, United States

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Belém Tower, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, take a stroll through Alfama, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Lisbon day trip planner.

Madrid, Spain to Lisbon is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Madrid in June, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are slightly colder, around 81°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Alfama ©
Alfama

1
night
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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 15th (Mon): get lost in a book at Livraria Lello, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Porto trip website .

Getting from Lisbon to Porto by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Lisbon in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Porto: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for Vigo.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

1
night
Vigo, Spain

Vigo ©
Vigo is a city and municipality in the province of Pontevedra, in Galicia, north-west Spain on the Atlantic Ocean. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll through Playa Samil.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vigo journey planner.

You can take a bus from Porto to Vigo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Vigo can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Vigo

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa Samil ©
Playa Samil

3
nights
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Step out of Santiago de Compostela with an excursion to Faro de Fisterra in Fisterra--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, don't miss a visit to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico, look for gifts at Mercado de Abastos de Santiago, and stroll around Parque de la Alameda.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Compostela day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 53°F. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to La Coruna.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Faro de Fisterra
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico ©
Botafumeiro ©
Botafumeiro

few
hours
La Coruna, Spain

La Coruna
A Coruña is a city and municipality of Galicia, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules).

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our La Coruna day trip website .

La Coruna is very close to Santiago de Compostela. In June in La Coruna, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lugo.

Things to do in La Coruna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

1
night
Lugo, Spain

Lugo ©
Lugo is a city in northwestern Spain in the autonomous community of Galicia. On the 20th (Sat), make a trip to San Nicolas de Portomarin, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Lugo, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lugo sightseeing planner.

Drive from La Coruna to Lugo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Lugo are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gijon.

Things to do in Lugo

Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

San Nicolas de Portomarin
Highlights from your plan
Muralla Romana de Lugo ©
Muralla Romana de Lugo
Catedral de Lugo ©
Catedral de Lugo

2
nights
Gijon, Spain

Gijon
Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. On the 21st (Sun), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Gijon driving holiday site .

Getting from Lugo to Gijon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. June in Gijon sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santander.

Things to do in Gijon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa María del Naranco. Prerrománico asturiano
Highlights from your plan
Playa de San Lorenzo
Playa de San Lorenzo
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Santander, Spain

Santander ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santander: Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno (in Obregon) and El Capricho de Gaudi (in Comillas). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Peninsula of Magdalena, stop by Santander es Mundial, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Santander.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Santander road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Gijon to Santander in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 57°F. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in Santander

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno, El Capricho de Gaudi, Calle de Juan Infante
Highlights from your plan
Peninsula of Magdalena ©
Peninsula of Magdalena
El Capricho de Gaudi ©
El Capricho de Gaudi
Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno ©

1
night
Bilbao, Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
On the 25th (Thu), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bilbao trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Santander to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santander in June, you will find days in Bilbao are somewhat warmer (76°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Logrono.

Things to do in Bilbao

Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games

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nights
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach, make a trip to Peine del Viento, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Igueldo, make a trip to Plaza de la Constitucion, wander the streets of Parte Vieja, then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de la Mota, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Urgull.

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Traveling by bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in San Sebastian - Donostia sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Logrono.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja

1
night
Logrono, Spain

Logroño is a city in northern Spain, on the Ebro River. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): do a tasting at Bodegas Franco Espanolas, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and then don't miss a visit to Calle del Laurel.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Logrono trip maker website .

You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Logrono in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in June, you will find days in Logrono are a bit warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Burgos.

Things to do in Logrono

Tours Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Bodegas Franco Espanolas ©
Bodegas Franco Espanolas

1
night
Burgos, Spain

Burgos ©
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de las Huelgas, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral De Burgos, then get a new perspective on nature at Cartuja de Miraflores, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Burgos trip planner .

Traveling by car from Logrono to Burgos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Logrono in June, with highs in Burgos at 74°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Catedral De Burgos ©
Catedral De Burgos
Cartuja de Miraflores ©
Cartuja de Miraflores
Monasterio de las Huelgas ©
Monasterio de las Huelgas

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 30th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Madrid online journey maker .

You can drive from Burgos to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Burgos in June, with highs in Madrid at 87°F and lows at 61°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel

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