41 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

41 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Portimao, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Nerja, Spain
— 5 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Benidorm, Spain
— 3 nights
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Santa Eulalia del Rio, Spain
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Begur, Spain
— 5 nights
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Porto, Portugal

— 3 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
Family-friendly places like Ponte de Dom Luis I and Palacio da Bolsa will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins do Palacio de Cristal.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Porto holiday maker app.

London, UK to Porto is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Lisbon, Portugal

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Quinta da Regaleira. There's much more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Porto in July: highs in Lisbon hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Portimao.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Portimao, Portugal

— 3 nights
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Family-friendly places like Slide & Splash - Parque Aquatico - Water Slide Park and Praia do Camilo will thrill your kids. Explore Portimao's surroundings by going to Lagos (Meia Praia & Praia Dona Ana). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Praia da Marinha, kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, and identify plant and animal life at Subnauta Dive The Algarve.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Portimao trip builder website.

You can drive from Lisbon to Portimao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Portimao sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Seville, Spain

— 3 nights

City of Towers

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.
Kids will enjoy Plaza de España and Isla Magica. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, don't miss a visit to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, and admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Seville trip planning site.

You can drive from Portimao to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portimao to Seville due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Portimao in August: highs in Seville hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Parks

Nerja, Spain

— 5 nights
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Kids will enjoy Playa de la Cala el Canuelo and Off-Road Tours. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Río Chíllar, kick back and relax at Burriana Beach, make a splash at Aquavelis Water Park, and stroll through Playa Torrecilla.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nerja trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seville to Nerja takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August in Nerja, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Madrid, Spain

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Prado National Museum and Parque del Retiro. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner.

Drive from Nerja to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daytime highs in Madrid are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Benidorm.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Benidorm, Spain

— 3 nights
A major seaside resort on the famous Costa Blanca, Benidorm was built compactly, thanks to the foresight of a local government administrator in the 1960s, who had a vision for a holiday destination that would grow upwards.
Bring the kids along to Mundomar and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Change things up with a short trip to Playa de San Juan in Alicante (about 44 minutes away). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 16th (Wed) at Aqualandia. There's more to do: stroll through Playa de Levante and cool off at Aqua Natura.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Benidorm travel route planning tool.

Getting from Madrid to Benidorm by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and tram; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Madrid in August: highs in Benidorm hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to fly to Santa Eulalia del Rio.

Things to do in Benidorm

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Santa Eulalia del Rio, Spain

— 4 nights
Offering a mix of nature, culture, and entertainment, a vacation in Santa Eulalia del Rio provides a quintessential Ibiza experience.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cala de Sant Vicent and Cala Comte. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Eulalia del Rio side-trips: Sant Antoni de Portmany (Cala Bassa & Stand-Up Paddleboarding) and Ocean Mania (in San Antonio Bay). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Platja de ses Salines, tour the pleasant surroundings at Calo de S'Algar, explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, and examine the collection at Necropolis del Puig des Molins.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Santa Eulalia del Rio online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Benidorm to Santa Eulalia del Rio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Santa Eulalia del Rio, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Santa Eulalia del Rio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 5 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Bring the kids along to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and PortAventura. The adventure continues: walk around Parc Guell, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, ponder the design of The Magic Fountain, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de La Barceloneta.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online trip maker.

Fly from Santa Eulalia del Rio to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In August, daytime highs in Barcelona are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Begur.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Begur, Spain

— 5 nights
Begur is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Empordà in Catalonia, Spain, on the coastline of the Costa Brava.Begur has 3,986 inhabitants (according to the census of 2005). Family-friendly places like Platja Fonda and La playa de Tamariu will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Begur side-trips: Cala Sa Conca (in Platja d'Aro) and S'Agaro (San Pol Beach & Camino de Ronda). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 30th (Wed) at Aquadiver. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa Sa Riera, make a trip to Village Medieval de Pals, stroll through Platja Port Bo, and head outdoors with Sa Cova.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Begur road trip website.

You can drive from Barcelona to Begur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Begur. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Begur

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Portugal travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.