43 days in Spain, Portugal & South of France Itinerary

43 days in Spain, Portugal & South of France Itinerary

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43 days in Spain, Portugal & South of France Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  30​h
1
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Corralejo, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Costa Adeje, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Maspalomas, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Funchal, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 15​min
6
Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Bus + Ferry:  8​h 15​min
7
Formentera, Spain
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Fly + Bus:  6​h
8
Ciutadella, Spain
— 4 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  2​h 45​min
9
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
10
Bonifacio, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne, Australia


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3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa Dorada Beach and Montana Roja. When in Puerto Del Carmen, make a side trip to see Playa Flamingo in Playa Blanca, approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Los Hervideros, see the interesting displays at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santo Gusto, and get great views at Mirador Del Rio.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Del Carmen online route planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Puerto Del Carmen is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 10 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in Puerto Del Carmen reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Corralejo.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Playa Blanca, Guatiza
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Cueva de los Verdes ©
Cueva de los Verdes
Playa Flamingo ©
Playa Flamingo
Playa Dorada Beach ©
Playa Dorada Beach

4
nights
Corralejo, Spain

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sotavento Beach and Playa de Sotavento. Get out of town with these interesting Corralejo side-trips: Morro del Jable (Playa de Cofete & Morro del Jable) and Convent of San Buenaventura (in Betancuria). Pack the 4th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Parque Natural de Corralejo, enjoy the sand and surf at El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons, tour the pleasant surroundings at Popcorn Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Parque Natural de Corralejo.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Corralejo trip simple and quick.

Drive from Puerto Del Carmen to Corralejo in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Corralejo are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Costa Adeje.

Things to do in Corralejo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Morro del Jable, Convent of San Buenaventura, Playa de Sotavento, El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons, Popcorn Beach
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Parque Natural de Corralejo ©
Parque Natural de Corralejo
Playa de Sotavento ©
Playa de Sotavento
Sotavento Beach ©
Sotavento Beach

5
nights
Costa Adeje, Spain

Costa Adeje ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Room Escape Games. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Costa Adeje: Masca Walk (in Masca), Cueva del Viento (in Icod de los Vinos) and Playa de las Teresitas (in Santa Cruz de Tenerife).

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Costa Adeje trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Corralejo to Costa Adeje in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. July in Costa Adeje sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tenerife, Los Cristianos, Masca Walk, Los Gigantes, Playa de las Teresitas
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Teide National Park ©
Teide National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Los Gigantes ©
Los Gigantes

3
nights
Maspalomas, Spain

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Paseo Costa Canaria. Take a break from Maspalomas with a short trip to Las Canteras Beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Maspalomas, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Palmitos Park, kick back and relax at Playa de Amadores, and take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Maspalomas trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Costa Adeje to Maspalomas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Maspalomas can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Mogan, Las Canteras Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, Playa de Amadores
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
El Faro de Maspalomas ©
El Faro de Maspalomas

5
nights
Funchal, Portugal

The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Explore hidden gems such as Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Funchal: Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico), Vereda da Garganta Funda (in Ponta do Pargo) and Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz). Next up on the itinerary: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, explore the striking landscape at Cabo Girao, stroll around Parque de Santa Catarina, and see Off-Road Tours.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Funchal trip planner .

You can fly from Maspalomas to Funchal in 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Funchal

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cabo Girao, Vereda da Garganta Funda, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, 25 Fontes Falls, Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte ©
Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte
25 Fontes Falls
25 Fontes Falls

3
nights
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 Carvoeiro Boardwalk and Faro Cathedral. Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Zoomarine Algarve (in Guia), Falesia Beach (in Olhos de Agua) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta Da Piedale, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Dona Ana, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lagos trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Funchal to Lagos in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Funchal, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lagos, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Formentera.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Cape Saint Vincent, Carvoeiro Boardwalk, Praia Da Rocha, Faro Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Carvoeiro Boardwalk ©
Carvoeiro Boardwalk
Faro Cathedral ©
Faro Cathedral

2
nights
Formentera, Spain

Formentera ©
On holiday on Formentera, you'll enjoy the simple charms of island life.
Step off the beaten path and head to Playa de Llevant and Es Codol Foradat. Step out of Formentera to go to Ibiza Town and see Castell de Eivissa, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Cap de Barbaria, stroll through Platja de Migjorn, get great views at Torre de sa Punta Prima, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Saona.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Formentera trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Lagos to Formentera by combination of bus, flight, and ferry takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lagos to Formentera due to the time zone difference. July in Formentera sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ciutadella.

Things to do in Formentera

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Castell de Eivissa
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Playa de Ses Illetes ©
Playa de Ses Illetes
Platja de Migjorn ©
Platja de Migjorn
Cap de Barbaria ©
Cap de Barbaria

4
nights
Ciutadella, Spain

Ciutadella
Step off the beaten path and head to Cala Algaierens and Cala Pregonda. Change things up with these side-trips from Ciutadella: Playas de Cavelleria (in Mercadal) and Alaior (Calan Porter Beach & Playa de Son Bou).

Start your trip to Ciutadella by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Formentera to Ciutadella by combination of ferry, flight, and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Ciutadella can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Ciutadella

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Menorca, Alaior, Puerto Mahon​, Playas de Cavelleria, Cala Galdana
Highlights from your plan
Cala Turqueta
Cala Turqueta
Cala Algaierens
Cala Algaierens
Cala Pregonda ©
Cala Pregonda

5
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parc Natural de Mondrago and Golf Fantasia. Get out of town with these interesting Palma de Mallorca side-trips: Playa de Alcudia (in Port d'Alcudia), Playa de Muro (in Playa de Muro) and Cap de Formentor (in Formentor). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Puerto de Pollensa, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Palma Aquarium, explore the historical opulence of Castell de Bellver, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serra de Tramuntana.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Palma de Mallorca trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Ciutadella to Palma de Mallorca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Palma de Mallorca can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Golf Fantasia, Serra de Tramuntana, Playa de Alcudia, Cuevas de Arta, Parc Natural de Mondrago
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Cuevas de Arta ©
Cuevas de Arta
Parc Natural de Mondrago ©
Parc Natural de Mondrago

4
nights
Bonifacio, France

Bonifacio ©
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grottes de Bonifacio and Plage du Petit Sperone. Step out of Bonifacio with an excursion to Plage de Porto Pollo in Porto Pollo--about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), enjoy the sand and surf at Sutta Rocca Beach, contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel, and stroll through Plage de Balistra.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bonifacio online itinerary planner .

Fly from Palma de Mallorca to Bonifacio in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Palma de Mallorca in August, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Bonifacio. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Plage de Porto Pollo
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Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Plage de Balistra ©
Plage de Balistra

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