30 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

30 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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San Vicente de la Barquera, Spain
— 3 nights
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Leon, Spain
— 2 nights
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Braganca, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Torre de Moncorvo, Portugal
— 1 night
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Lamego, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Nazare, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
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San Jose del Valle, Spain
— 2 nights
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Torrox, Spain
— 1 night
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Cartagena, Spain
— 2 nights
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Benidorm, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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San Millan de la Cogolla, Spain
— Few hours
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Bilbao, Spain
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San Vicente de la Barquera, Spain

San Vicente de la Barquera is a municipality of Cantabria in northern Spain. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Beach of La Franca and Ferreria de Cades. Venture out of the city with trips to Ruta del Cares (in Poncebos) and Ermita de Nuestra Senora del Rosario (in Alles). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Oyambre, admire the striking features of Palacio de Sobrellano, don't miss a visit to Castillo del Rey, and take some stellar pictures from Cliff Bolao Cantabria.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Vicente de la Barquera tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiports are Santander Airport, Bilbao Airport and Asturias Airport. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sat) before leaving for Leon.

Things to do in San Vicente de la Barquera

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

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Leon, Spain

León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Plaza Del Grano, explore the world behind art at Museo Casa Botines Gaudi, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Valporquero, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Antiguo Convento de San Marcos, then take in the spiritual surroundings of La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon, and finally don't miss a visit to Historic Center of Leon.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Leon holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Vicente de la Barquera to Leon takes 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Vicente de la Barquera in October since evenings lows in Leon dip to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for Braganca.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Braganca, Portugal

Bragança is a city and municipality in north-eastern Portugal, capital of the district of Bragança, in the Alto Trás-os-Montes subregion of Portugal. On the 7th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Citadel of Braganca. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Rio de Onor Village, then admire the striking features of Domus Municipalis, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Braganza, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Antiga Se.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Braganca trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Leon to Braganca takes 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Torre de Moncorvo.

Things to do in Braganca

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Torre de Moncorvo, Portugal

Torre de Moncorvo is a municipality in the district of Bragança in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): engage your brain at Museu da Fundacao do Coa.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Torre de Moncorvo trip itinerary website.

Getting from Braganca to Torre de Moncorvo by car takes about 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Lamego.

Things to do in Torre de Moncorvo

Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Lamego, Portugal

Lamego is a city and municipality in the Viseu District, in the Norte Region of the Douro in northern Portugal. Get out of town with these interesting Lamego side-trips: Se Catedral de Viseu (in Viseu), Casa de Mateus (in Vila Real) and Pena Aventura Park (in Ribeira de Pena). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, do a tasting at Quinta Santa Eufemia, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Lamego, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Lamego.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lamego travel website.

You can drive from Torre de Moncorvo to Lamego in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Lamego

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

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Porto, Portugal

Unvanquished City

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 13th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Luz, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Carneiro, and then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Porto day trip tool.

Getting from Lamego to Porto by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in Porto sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Nazare.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Nazare, Portugal

Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Norte, then make a trip to Obidos Village, and then don't miss a visit to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nazare tour planner.

Getting from Porto to Nazare by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Lisbon.

Things to do in Nazare

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Quinta da Regaleira make great kid-friendly stops. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Park and National Palace of Pena in Sintra, approximately Sintra away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

You can drive from Nazare to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Anthony, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Dona Ana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Lagos trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in Lagos sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Jose del Valle.

Things to do in Lagos

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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San Jose del Valle, Spain

Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Hozgarganta River, then delve into the distant past at Castillo de Jimena de la Frontera, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Los Hurones Reservoir.

For ratings and tourist information, read San Jose del Valle vacation planner.

You can drive from Lagos to San Jose del Valle in 4 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lagos to San Jose del Valle due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lagos in October: highs in San Jose del Valle hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 17°C. You will leave for Torrox on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in San Jose del Valle

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Torrox, Spain

On the 23rd (Wed), ponder the design of The Old Fountain and then take in the waterfront at Torrox Costa Promenade.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Torrox road trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Jose del Valle to Torrox takes 3 hours. When traveling from San Jose del Valle in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Torrox: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cartagena.

Things to do in Torrox

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Cartagena, Spain

Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Plaza del Ayuntamiento and then wander the streets of Calle Mayor. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at La Mata Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Las Salinas de Torrevieja, and then examine the collection at Museo Del Teatro Romano.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cartagena online trip maker.

Drive from Torrox to Cartagena in 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Cartagena are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Benidorm.

Things to do in Cartagena

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

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Benidorm, Spain

A major seaside resort on the famous Costa Blanca, Benidorm was built compactly, thanks to the foresight of a local government administrator in the 1960s, who had a vision for a holiday destination that would grow upwards.
On the 26th (Sat), visit El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Levante, tour the pleasant surroundings at Poniente Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Balcon del Mediterraneo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Benidorm trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Benidorm takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and tram. In October in Benidorm, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Mon) before leaving for Madrid.

Things to do in Benidorm

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Benidorm to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Benidorm in October since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Millan de la Cogolla.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites

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San Millan de la Cogolla, Spain

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Traveling by car from Madrid to San Millan de la Cogolla takes 4 hours. October in San Millan de la Cogolla sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 29th (Tue), you'll travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Millan de la Cogolla

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wineries

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Bilbao, Spain

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Plentzia, then kick back and relax at Playa de Azkorri, then catch some excitement at La Ribera Market, and finally explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bilbao trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from San Millan de la Cogolla to Bilbao in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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.

Province of Leon travel guide

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Churches · Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles
Situated on a high plateau, the Province of León draws visitors from around the world to admire the natural, mountainous beauty of the Picos de Europa National Park. With a strong emphasis on outdoor activity such as hiking and skiing, you can also experience the area’s cultural heritage on the famous St. James’ Way, a substantial portion of which runs through the center of the province. The area is also rich in historic buildings, known for the impressive Episcopal Palace by Gaudí in Astorga and the beautiful Roman Catholic Cathedral in the bustling metropolis of Leon.

Portugal travel guide

4.3
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.