31 days in South of Spain & Portugal Itinerary

31 days in South of Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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31 days in South of Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  29​h
1
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Nerja, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Casares, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ronda, Spain
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Granada: Prison Island (in Benalmadena) and Malaga (Wine Tours & Tastings, La Casa de las Habitaciones, & more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, stop by Artesania Del Arbol (Taracea), and take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Granada travel planner.

Sydney, Australia to Granada is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Granada, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, you will find days in Granada are warmer (40°C), and nights are a bit warmer (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Fun & Games Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Malaga, Prison Island
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Wine Tours & Tastings
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

4
nights
Nerja, Spain

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Nerja is known for nature, beaches, nightlife, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Balcon de Europa, look for all kinds of wild species at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Playa El Salon, and stroll through Playa de la Alberquilla.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nerja road trip website .

Getting from Granada to Nerja by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Casares.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Río Chíllar ©
Río Chíllar
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla

3
nights
Casares, Spain

Casares ©
Casares is a town and municipality in Spain, located in Málaga province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia.Geography and demographyThe municipality has a population of 4,051, an area of 160 km². Change things up with these side-trips from Casares: Amaneceres, Actividades Ecuestres (in Estepona) and Paseo Maritimo de San Pedro (in San Pedro de Alcantara). There's lots more to do: stroll through Riding Fun In The Sun, get outside with Sierra Bermeja, trek along El Hacho, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Casares Cemetery.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Casares route planner.

You can drive from Nerja to Casares in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Nerja in July, expect nights in Casares to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Casares

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Estepona, Paseo Maritimo de San Pedro, El Hacho, El Canuto de la Utrera
Highlights from your plan
Riding Fun In The Sun ©
Riding Fun In The Sun
Casares FootGolf Club ©
Casares FootGolf Club
El Canuto de la Utrera ©
El Canuto de la Utrera

4
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, and take in the views from Puente Nuevo.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ronda attractions planner.

You can drive from Casares to Ronda in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Casares in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Ronda, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

4
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.
Step out of Seville to go to Cordoba and see Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Alcázar of Seville, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Seville day trip planning tool .

Getting from Ronda to Seville by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

4
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.
Porto is known for historic sites, parks, nightlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, don't miss a visit to Livraria Lello, browse the collection at Museu Serralves, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Porto visit planning tool .

Fly from Seville to Porto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Seville to Porto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seville in July; daily highs in Porto reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Adventure Museums
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

6
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, & more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Belém Tower, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip tool .

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Porto in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

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

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