30 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

30 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Drive to Barcelona International Airport, Fly to Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport, Drive to Esposende
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Esposende, Portugal
— 6 nights
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Matosinhos, Portugal
— 1 night
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Peniche, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Obidos, Portugal
— 1 night
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Murtosa, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Cascais, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Costa da Caparica, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Sagres, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Albufeira, Portugal
— 1 night
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Faro, Portugal
— 1 night
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Huelva, Spain
— 1 night
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Tarifa, Spain
— 1 night
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Almeria, Spain
— 1 night
Fly to Barcelona International Airport, Drive to Deltebre
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Deltebre, Spain
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Esposende, Portugal

Esposende is a city and a municipality in Braga District in Portugal. Get out of town with these interesting Esposende side-trips: Caminha (Torre do Relogio de Caminha & Igreja Matriz de Caminha), Parque da Devesa (in Vila Nova de Famalicao) and Praia de afife (in Afife). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Castro de São Lourenço, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, cool off at Piscinas Foz do Cavado - Esposende2000, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Barcelos.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Esposende day trip tool.

Girona, Spain to Esposende is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Girona to Esposende is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Girona in July, plan for little chillier days in Esposende, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Matosinhos.

Things to do in Esposende

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Matosinhos, Portugal

Matosinhos is a city and a municipality in the northern Porto district of Portugal, bordered in the south by the city of Porto. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bom Jesus de Matosinhos Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Matosinhos Beach, then pause for some photo ops at Escultura De Rede De Janet Echelman, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento Tragedia no Mar.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Matosinhos sightseeing planner.

Drive from Esposende to Matosinhos in an hour. In July in Matosinhos, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Peniche.

Things to do in Matosinhos

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Peniche, Portugal

Peniche is a seaside municipality and a city in Portugal. Step out of Peniche to go to Santa Cruz and see Praia de Santa Cruz, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Baleal Beach, don't miss a visit to Fortaleza de Peniche, Portugal, see the interesting displays at Museu da Lourinha, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Areia Branca.

Before you visit Peniche, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Matosinhos to Peniche in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Peniche can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Peniche

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Obidos, Portugal

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Tiago Church, don't miss a visit to Obidos Village, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Maria, and finally delve into the distant past at Aqueduto da Usseira.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Obidos online trip itinerary builder.

Obidos is very close to Peniche. In August, daily temperatures in Obidos can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Murtosa.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites

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Murtosa, Portugal

Murtosa is a town and a municipality in the District of Aveiro in Portugal. On the 7th (Fri), take in the pleasant sights at National Forest of Bussaco, stroll around Parque La Salette, and then get outside with Cascata da Cabreia. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museu Militar do Bucaco, then steep yourself in history at The Palace of Bucaco, then make a trip to Convento de Santa Cruz do Bucaco, and finally stroll around Parque Tematico Molinologico.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Murtosa trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Obidos to Murtosa by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cascais.

Things to do in Murtosa

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Cascais, Portugal

Town of Kings and Fishes

A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
Guincho Beach has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the striking features of Quinta da Regaleira, admire the striking features of Sintra National Palace, then kick back and relax at Guincho Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Boca do Inferno. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castelo dos Mouros and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Cascais.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cascais sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Murtosa to Cascais by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Costa da Caparica.

Things to do in Cascais

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

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Costa da Caparica, Portugal

Costa da Caparica is a Portuguese civil parish, located in the municipality of Almada along the western coast of the district of Sétubal. Get out of town with these interesting Costa da Caparica side-trips: Parque Natural da Arrabida (in Setubal) and Cabo Espichel (in Sesimbra). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, steep yourself in history at National Palace of Queluz, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Morena, and look for gifts at Primvs.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Costa da Caparica visit planner.

Traveling by car from Cascais to Costa da Caparica takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Costa da Caparica can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Sagres.

Things to do in Costa da Caparica

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Sagres, Portugal

End of the World

Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then get outside with Praia do Beliche, then make a trip to Cape Saint Vincent, and finally contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sagres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Cordoama, kick back and relax at Amado Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bordeira Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sagres day trip planning tool.

Drive from Costa da Caparica to Sagres in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Lagos, Portugal

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 16th (Sun), view the masterpieces at LAC - Laboratorio de Actividades Criativas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha, then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Infante Dom Henrique, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Anthony, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Meia Praia, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Camilo, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, and finally kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Lagos trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Sagres to Lagos in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Albufeira, Portugal

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 18th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then have some family-friendly fun at Hot Wheels Raceway.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Albufeira itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Albufeira takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Albufeira sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Faro.

Things to do in Albufeira

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

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Faro, Portugal

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Faro trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Albufeira to Faro in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Faro are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Huelva.

Things to do in Faro

Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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Huelva, Spain

Huelva is a city in southwestern Spain, the capital of the province of Huelva in the autonomous region of Andalusia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Muelle del Tinto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Rabida Monastery, then pause for some photo ops at Monumento a la Fe Descubridora, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento a La Fe Descubridora.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Huelva online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Faro to Huelva takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Faro to Huelva, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Faro in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Huelva: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tarifa.

Things to do in Huelva

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Tarifa, Spain

Wind Capital of Europe

As the southernmost point in Europe, Tarifa is famous for having the continent’s best windsurfing conditions, making it a well-known surfer’s paradise.
On the 21st (Fri), appreciate the history behind Monumento al General Copons, then appreciate the history behind Puerta de Jerez, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Valdevaqueros, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Guzman el Bueno.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tarifa itinerary maker site.

Drive from Huelva to Tarifa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Huelva in August: highs in Tarifa hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Almeria.

Things to do in Tarifa

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

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Almeria, Spain

Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Almeria online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Tarifa to Almeria takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Tarifa in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Almeria: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Deltebre.

Things to do in Almeria

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Deltebre, Spain

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the striking features of Puente de Amposta, walk around Parc Natural del Delta de l'Ebre, then take an in-depth tour of Museu de les Terres de l'Ebre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Trabucador, and finally kick back and relax at Playa La Punta del Fangar.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Deltebre travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Almeria to Deltebre. Traveling from Almeria in August, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Deltebre. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Deltebre

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.