35 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

35 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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35 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  11​h 30​min
1
Evora, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Lagos, Portugal
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Machico, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Fatima, Portugal
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
9
Madrid, Spain
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h
10
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
11
Corralejo, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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3
nights
Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Capela dos Ossos and Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana). Change things up with these side-trips from Evora: Monsaraz (Monsaraz Castle and Walls, Museu Do Fresco de Monsaraz, & more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Evora, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and deepen your understanding at Garcia de Resende Theater (Evora).

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Evora trip builder app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Evora is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dubai to Evora due to the time zone difference. In May, Evora is cooler than Dubai - with highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Monsaraz, Celeiro Comum de Evoramonte
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls

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Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ponta da Piedade and Praia Da Rocha. Change things up with these side-trips from Lagos: Falesia Beach (in Olhos de Agua) and Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Alvor Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Camilo, and go for a stroll along the water at Marina de Vilamoura.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lagos trip planner .

Traveling by car from Evora to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Evora in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Lagos. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Machico.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Portimao, Marina de Vilamoura, Falesia Beach, Cape Saint Vincent
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Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

3
nights
Machico, Portugal

Machico ©
The island of Madeira's second city, Machico served as the first landing of Portuguese explorers in 1419.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ponta de Sao Lourenco and Seixal Natural Pool. Change things up with these side-trips from Machico: Levada do Rei (in Sao Jorge), Santana (Levada Caldeirao do Inferno & Levada Caldeirao Verde) and Levada Ribeira de Janela (in Porto Moniz). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Paroquial de Santa Isabel, get great views at Pico do Facho viewpoint, trek along Vereda do Pico Ruivo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Machico day trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lagos to Machico. In May in Machico, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Machico

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Canical, Santana, Vereda do Pico Ruivo, Igreja Paroquial de Santa Isabel, Seixal Natural Pool
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Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Levada Caldeirao Verde ©
Levada Caldeirao Verde
Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto ©
Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto

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nights
Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Ponta Delgada ©
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Step off the beaten path and head to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo. Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Mosteiros Beach (in Mosteiros), Serra da Barrosa Viewpoint (in Vila Franca do Campo) and Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get great views at Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada, don't miss a visit to Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego, and identify plant and animal life at Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeiroes.

To see maps and other tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada trip itinerary maker app .

Explore your travel options from Machico to Ponta Delgada with the Route module. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Azores Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Machico in May, expect nights in Ponta Delgada to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Furnas, Ribeira Grande, Nordeste, Serra da Barrosa Viewpoint
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo
Parque Terra Nostra ©
Parque Terra Nostra

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Room Escape Games. Go for a jaunt from Porto to Braga to see Bom Jesus do Monte about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Porto travel route builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Porto takes 5 hours. Traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Porto are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Fatima.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bom Jesus do Monte
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Room Escape Games

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nights
Fatima, Portugal

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shrine of our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima and Obidos Village. Get out of town with these interesting Fatima side-trips: Batalha (Capelas Imperfeitas & A Loja do Caminho), Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca) and Tomar (Pegoes Aqueduct, Convent of Christ, & more). There's lots more to do: browse the collection at Biblioteca Joanina - Universidade de Coimbra, don't miss a visit to O Sitio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica da Santissima Trindade.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Fatima trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Porto to Fatima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Fatima sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Batalha, Nazare, Tomar, Coimbra, Obidos Village
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Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cabo da Roca and Vasco da Gama Bridge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Boca do Inferno (in Cascais) and Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Sintra National Palace, & more). Dedicate the 19th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Belém Tower, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, and explore the world behind art at National Tile Museum.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Fatima to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fatima in June, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Boca do Inferno, Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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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.
On the 20th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Placa Espanya, then appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

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Fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in June, Barcelona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. You'll set off for Madrid on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks
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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hours
Madrid, Spain

Madrid
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip maker tool .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 19°C. On the 21st (Fri), you're off toPuerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife Tours Historic Sites

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Puerto Del Carmen, Spain

Puerto Del Carmen
One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Puerto Del Carmen road trip website .

You can fly from Madrid to Puerto Del Carmen in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Madrid in June, expect nights in Puerto Del Carmen to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. On the 21st (Fri), you're off toCorralejo.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

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night
Corralejo, Spain

Corralejo
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Corralejo trip planning site .

Getting from Puerto Del Carmen to Corralejo by combination of taxi and ferry takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In June in Corralejo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Corralejo

Outdoors Tours Adventure

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