33 days in Portugal, Spain & Greece Itinerary

33 days in Portugal, Spain & Greece Itinerary

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33 days in Portugal, Spain & Greece Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Llanes, Spain
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Corfu Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
6
Agios Nikolaos, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Rethymnon, Greece
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 30​min
8
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Naxos, Greece
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  19​h
End: Los Angeles, 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castelo dos Mouros and Cabo da Roca. Popular historic sites such as Quinta da Regaleira and Jeronimos Monastery are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Park and National Palace of Pena in Sintra (about 44 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Belém Tower, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, and shop like a local with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

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Los Angeles, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Lisbon, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In July in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Llanes.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

3
nights
Llanes, Spain

Llanes is a municipality of the province of Asturias, in northern Spain. Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa del Borizo and Playa de Andrin. Let the collections at Ferreria de Cades and Cueva de El Pindal capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Llanes: River Rafting & Tubing (in Arriondas) and Lake Covadonga (in Cangas de Onis). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Beach of La Franca, stroll through Playa de Barro, and stroll the grounds of Iglesia de Niembro.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Llanes road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Lisbon to Llanes takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Lisbon in July, plan for little chillier days in Llanes, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Llanes

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ferreria de Cades, Beach of La Franca, River Rafting & Tubing, Lake Covadonga, Cueva de El Pindal
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River Rafting & Tubing
Lake Covadonga ©
Lake Covadonga
Playa de Andrin ©
Playa de Andrin

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fenals Beach and Ciutat Vella. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vila Vella (Old Town) and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Spend the 15th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Casa Batllo, savor the flavors at La Boqueria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and walk around Parc Guell.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Llanes to Barcelona takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Llanes in July, with highs in Barcelona at 84°F and lows at 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Fenals Beach, Vila Vella (Old Town)
Highlights from your plan
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

4
nights
Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Visit Corfu Museum of Asian Art and Paleokastritsa Monastery for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Kassiopi and Corfu Old Town. Change things up with these side-trips from Corfu Town: St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas), Paleokastritsa (Agios Petros Beach & La Grotta Beach) and Bataria Beach (in Kassiopi). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Stefanos Beach, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Corfu Town trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Barcelona to Corfu Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Corfu Town. When traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Corfu Town: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Monastery of Paleokastritsa, Agios Stefanos Beach, Bataria Beach, St. Spyridon First Beach
Highlights from your plan
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town
Monastery of Paleokastritsa ©
Monastery of Paleokastritsa

4
nights
Rhodes Town, Greece

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Explore hidden gems such as Lindos Beach and Agios Pavlos Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights) and Bee Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to The Church of the Panagia (in Lindos) and Art Park Rhodes (in Archipoli). On the 24th (Wed), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Faliraki Beach. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Medieval City, explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, take a stroll around Kallithea Springs, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tsambika Beach.

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Getting from Corfu Town to Rhodes Town by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Corfu Town in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rhodes Town: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Agios Nikolaos.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lindos, Bee Museum, Kallithea Springs, Faliraki Beach, Tsambika Beach
Highlights from your plan
Medieval City ©
Medieval City
Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach

4
nights
Agios Nikolaos, Greece

Agios Nikolaos ©
A tour of Agios Nikolaos leads visitors through charming neighborhoods with white washed houses, squares with taverns, steep pedestrian streets, and sea as a backdrop, ideal for exploration on foot.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortress Spinalonga and The Palace of Knossos. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Koutsounari beach and Lake Voulismeni. Change things up with these side-trips from Agios Nikolaos: Makrigialos Beach (in Makry-Gialos), Paralia Staoysa (in Sitia) and Heraklion Archaeological Museum (in Heraklion).

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Agios Nikolaos trip builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Rhodes Town to Agios Nikolaos in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Traveling from Rhodes Town in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Agios Nikolaos, with lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Agios Nikolaos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Makrigialos Beach, Fortress Spinalonga, Paralia Staoysa, The Palace of Knossos, Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Highlights from your plan
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga

2
nights
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
On the 29th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Episkopi Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, then steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, and finally take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Damnoni Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ammoudaki Beach.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Rethymnon tour builder website .

Traveling by car from Agios Nikolaos to Rethymnon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. In July in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Plakias, St. Nicholas Church, Episkopi Beach
Highlights from your plan
St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church
Damnoni Beach ©
Damnoni Beach
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

4
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ancient Thera and Akrotiri. Relax by the water at Perissa Black Sand Beach and Red Beach. Go for a jaunt from Fira to Oia to see Speed Boats Tours about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, and take in the exciting artwork at Tzamia - Krystalla Art Gallery Santorini.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fira route maker app .

You can ride a ferry from Rethymnon to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kamari, Akrotiri, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos

3
nights
Naxos, Greece

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Fish & Olive and Portara are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maragas Beach and Eggares Olive Press Museum. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town, kick back and relax at Alyko Dimou Naxou, examine the collection at Theatrical Museum Iakovos Kampanellis, and delve into the distant past at Tower of Zevgolis.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Naxos visit planner .

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Naxos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Naxos sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Portara ©
Portara
Fish & Olive ©
Fish & Olive

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