43 days in Spain, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

43 days in Spain, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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43 days in Spain, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: Taipei, Taiwan
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Salamanca, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Porto, Portugal
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
6
Cordoba, Spain
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Nerja, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Ronda, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
10
Toledo, Spain
— 3 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Taipei, Taiwan

6
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Take a break from Madrid with a short trip to Acueduct of Segovia in Segovia, about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip planner .

Taipei, Taiwan to Madrid is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Taipei to Madrid. Traveling from Taipei in August, Madrid is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Acueduct of Segovia
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

2
nights
Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
On the 27th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus, contemplate the long history of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), then ponder the world of politics at Universidad de Salamanca, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Plaza Mayor, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), then admire the striking features of Casa de las Conchas, and finally take in the views from Puente Romano.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Salamanca itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Madrid to Salamanca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, Salamanca is a bit cooler than Madrid - with highs of 36°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bom Jesus do Monte (in Braga) and Coimbra (University of Coimbra, Jardim Botanico, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, stroll through Museu Serralves, browse the collection at Livraria Lello, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Porto road trip planning app .

Drive from Salamanca to Porto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Salamanca to Porto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salamanca in August, you will find days in Porto are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are a bit warmer (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coimbra, Bom Jesus do Monte
Highlights from your plan
Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Belém Tower, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip app .

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Porto in September: highs in Lisbon hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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.
Seville is known for parks, nightlife, historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and get in on the family fun at Isla Magica.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Seville travel website .

You can fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Seville due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Seville are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cordoba: Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana (in Rute) and Plaza Vazquez de Molina (in Ubeda). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get engrossed in the history at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra.

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Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seville in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Plaza Vazquez de Molina, Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana
Highlights from your plan
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Walking tours

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.
Granada is known for historic sites, nightlife, parks, baths, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, admire the natural beauty at Generalife, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and wander the streets of Albayzin.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Granada road trip planning website .

You can drive from Cordoba to Granada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in September, plan for little chillier days in Granada, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador, then don't miss a visit to Balcon de Europa, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Burriana Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, then explore the activities along Río Chíllar, and then kick back and relax at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nerja trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Granada to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

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

3
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Take a break from Ronda with a short trip to El Torcal de Antequera in Antequera, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, wander the streets of Old City, and explore the striking landscape at El Tajo de Ronda.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ronda travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Nerja to Ronda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nerja in September, expect nights in Ronda to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Toledo.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trip

El Torcal de Antequera
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

3
nights
Toledo, Spain

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Change things up with a short trip to Royal Palace of Aranjuez in Aranjuez (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada, admire the masterpieces at Museo del Greco, don't miss a visit to Puerta de Bisagra, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santo Tomé.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Toledo route maker .

Take a train from Ronda to Toledo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Ronda in September, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Toledo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Royal Palace of Aranjuez
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo

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