30 days in Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar Itinerary

30 days in Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar Itinerary

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30 days in Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar Itinerary

Start: Riga, Latvia
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Albufeira, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
8
Valencia, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Riga, Latvia


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2
nights
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bilbao trip itinerary planning website .

Riga, Latvia to Bilbao is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Riga in August, you will find days in Bilbao are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
La Ribera Market ©
La Ribera Market

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wine Tours & Tastings. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Retiro Park, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and admire all the interesting features of Stadio Santiago Bernabeu.

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Getting from Bilbao to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Bilbao, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palacio de Cristal. Dedicate the 8th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, make a trip to Liberdade Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bolsa.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Porto road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Porto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Porto is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Madrid in August; daily highs in Porto reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Castelo dos Mouros as well as Jardim Zoologico. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, and appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon day trip planner.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Porto in August, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. You will leave for Albufeira on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Praia Da Rocha as well as Falesia Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albufeira: Lagos (Pro Putting Garden & Ponta Da Piedale). Pack the 15th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Zoomarine Algarve. It doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Albufeira road trip planning site .

Getting from Lisbon to Albufeira by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Albufeira are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lagos, Praia Da Rocha
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale

3
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Seville is known for parks, nightlife, historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, admire the striking features of Catedral de Sevilla, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seville tour planner .

You can drive from Albufeira to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Albufeira in August: highs in Seville hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar ©
A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at The Rock of Gibraltar, learn about all things military at The Great Siege Tunnels, and then get to know the fascinating history of Grand Casemates Square. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Main Street, then Head underground at St. Michael's Cave, then enjoy the sea views from Europa Point, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Apes Den.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gibraltar online visit planner .

You can drive from Seville to Gibraltar in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Seville in August, plan for slightly colder days in Gibraltar, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Rock of Gibraltar ©
The Rock of Gibraltar
St. Michael's Cave ©
St. Michael's Cave
Europa Point ©
Europa Point

3
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Oceanografic Valencia, City of the Arts and Sciences, Jardi del Turia, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Bioparc Valencia and pause for some serene contemplation at Valencia Cathedral.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Valencia driving holiday planning app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Gibraltar to Valencia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wine Tours & Tastings as well as Ciutadella Park. Spend the 25th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Las Ramblas, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

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Traveling by flight from Valencia to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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