34 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

34 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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34 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + train:  26​h
1
Zaragoza, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Lugo, Spain
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Teguise, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Corralejo, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Cordoba, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Estremoz, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney, Australia


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3
nights
Zaragoza, Spain

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monasterio de Piedra and Iglesia de San Felix. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palacio de la Aljaferia and Monasterio de Veruela. Get out of town with these interesting Zaragoza side-trips: Catedral Santa Maria de la Huerta Tarazona (in Tarazona), Colegiata del Santo Sepulcro (in Calatayud) and Bodegas San Alejandro (in Miedes de Aragon). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Daroca, buy something for everyone on your list at Puerto Venecia, gain insight at Antigua Facultad de Medicina, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Zaragoza trip itinerary planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Zaragoza is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Zaragoza when traveling from Sydney in April, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Monasterio de Veruela, Colegiata del Santo Sepulcro, Iglesia de San Felix, Bodegas San Alejandro, Catedral Santa Maria de la Huerta Tarazona
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Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra
Palacio de la Aljaferia ©
Palacio de la Aljaferia
Monasterio de Veruela ©
Monasterio de Veruela

4
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.
Visit El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Passeig de Gracia and CaixaForum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: La Boella (in La Canonja) and Tarragona (Maria Pluvinet TGN, El Lloro, & more). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Casa Batllo, wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip app .

You can take a train from Zaragoza to Barcelona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tarragona, La Boella
Highlights from your plan
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Anfiteatro de Tarragona ©
Anfiteatro de Tarragona

5
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Popular historic sites such as Catedral de Mallorca and Castell de Capdepera are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Alcudia Old Town and Esglesia de Nostra Senyora dels Angels. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palma de Mallorca: Coves de Campanet (in Campanet), Cala Millor Beach (in Cala Millor) and Samaki (in Ca'n Picafort). There's still lots to do: stop by Sa cisterna, kick back and relax at Port de Pollenca Beach, explore the historical opulence of Palau de l'Almudaina, and contemplate the long history of Llotja.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Palma de Mallorca travel route planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Palma de Mallorca can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Lugo.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Alcudia, Castell de Capdepera, Playa del Puerto de Pollensa, Coves de Campanet, Samaki
Highlights from your plan
Cala Millor Beach ©
Cala Millor Beach
Castell de Capdepera ©
Castell de Capdepera
Sa Llotja ©
Sa Llotja

2
nights
Lugo, Spain

Lugo ©
Lugo is a city in northwestern Spain in the autonomous community of Galicia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): look for gifts at Moreno, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Monasterio de San Salvador, then explore the ancient world of Castro de Castromaoior, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Salvador de Vilar de Donas. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Playa Islas, then explore the ancient world of Muralla Romana de Lugo, and then see the interesting displays at Palloza Museo Casa do Sesto.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lugo visit site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Palma de Mallorca to Lugo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Palma de Mallorca in April, you will find days in Lugo are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Teguise.

Things to do in Lugo

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Castro de Castromaoior, Praia das Illas, Moreno, Iglesia de San Salvador de Vilar de Donas
Highlights from your plan
Muralla Romana de Lugo ©
Muralla Romana de Lugo
El Monasterio de San Salvador ©
El Monasterio de San Salvador

1
night
Teguise, Spain

Teguise ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Gines, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermita de las Nieves, then get a taste of the local shopping with Cabra Cabra Galeria De Arte, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Teguise online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lugo to Teguise in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lugo to Teguise due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lugo in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Teguise: highs are around 27°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Corralejo.

Things to do in Teguise

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Iglesia de San Gines
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de San Gines ©
Iglesia de San Gines
Ermita de las Nieves ©
Ermita de las Nieves

2
nights
Corralejo, Spain

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Catedral de Santa Maria de Betancuria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Antigua, then view the masterpieces at Centro de Artesania Molino de Antigua, and finally stop by Centro Comercial El Campanario. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Centro de Arte Canario - Casa Mane, then tour the pleasant surroundings at El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Traditional Fishing.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Corralejo using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Teguise to Corralejo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Corralejo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Antigua, El Cotillo, Iglesia Catedral de Santa Maria de Betancuria, Centro de Arte Canario - Casa Mane
Highlights from your plan
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Antigua ©

3
nights
Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Head to Ceramica Alcaide and Sala el Potrofor plenty of shopping. Jewish Quarter (Juderia) and Colegiata de Osuna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cordoba: Rute (Museo del Azucar & Galleros Artesanos). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, stop by Ana Martina, and browse the eclectic array of goods at El Zoco.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cordoba road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Corralejo to Cordoba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Corralejo to Cordoba. While traveling from Corralejo, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Cordoba

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rute, Ceramica Alcaide, Colegiata de Osuna
Highlights from your plan
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Colegiata de Osuna ©
Colegiata de Osuna

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do your shopping at Mercado San Miguel and Cava Baja Gallery. Royal Palace of Madrid and Barrio de Salamanca will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Alcazar de Segovia (in Segovia), Casco Historico de Toledo (in Toledo) and Bodegas Tierras de Orgaz (in Manzaneque). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, try to win big at Bingo Roma, wander the streets of Gay Madrid & the Chueca District, and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner .

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Madrid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cordoba in May, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bodegas Tierras de Orgaz, Casco Historico de Toledo, Alcazar of Segovia
Highlights from your plan
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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 10th (Fri): indulge your taste buds at Mercado Bom Sucesso, then learn about winemaking at Porto Augusto's, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria de Braga, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Largo da Oliveira. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Porto Calem, learn about winemaking at Sandeman Cellars, then wander the streets of Rua Santa Catarina, then steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bolsa.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Porto route planning site .

Fly from Madrid to Porto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Madrid in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Porto: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Estremoz.

Things to do in Porto

Shopping Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Largo da Oliveira, Se de Braga
Highlights from your plan
Rua Santa Catarina ©
Rua Santa Catarina
Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira
Se de Braga ©
Se de Braga

1
night
Estremoz, Portugal

Estremoz ©
Estremoz is a municipality in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sta Maria, then learn about winemaking at Joao Portugal Ramos Wines, then do a tasting at Tiago Cabaco Wines, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Estremoz trip planner .

Getting from Porto to Estremoz by car takes about 4 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Estremoz due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Porto in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Estremoz, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Estremoz

Wineries Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tiago Cabaco Wines ©
Tiago Cabaco Wines
Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel ©
Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel
Joao Portugal Ramos Wines ©
Joao Portugal Ramos Wines

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, then take a stroll through Chiado, then take a stroll through Rossio Square, and finally take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, then take a stroll through Belém Tower, and then hunt for treasures at Feira da Ladra.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Estremoz to Lisbon takes 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Estremoz to Lisbon. While traveling from Estremoz, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Chiado ©
Chiado

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