49 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

49 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
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Nerja, Spain
— 5 nights
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Marbella, Spain
— 5 nights
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Ronda, Spain
— 5 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
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Portimao, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Madrid, Spain

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get some cultural insight at Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Synagogue of Saint Mary the White. Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Mosque of Christ of the Light, Catedral Primada, &more). There's lots more to do: walk around Parque del Retiro, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and admire the landmark architecture of Templo de Debod.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid driving holiday planner.

Montreal, Canada to Madrid is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Madrid is 6 hours. When traveling from Montreal in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Ibiza Town, Spain

— 5 nights

Party Capital of Europe

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Castell de Eivissa and Platja de ses Salines. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cala Comte and S'Arenal Petit. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ibiza Town: Cala Vadella (in Cala Vadella), Sant Antoni de Portmany (Cala Bassa & Cala Saladeta) and Cala de Sant Vicent (in Cala de Sant Vicent). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sa Imatge, enjoy the sand and surf at Platja de ses Figueretes, and see the interesting displays at Necropolis del Puig des Molins.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Madrid to Ibiza Town in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Madrid in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Ibiza Town, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 6 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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. We've included these beaches for you: Playa de La Barceloneta and Playa Santa Maria de Llorell. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: S'Agaro (San Pol Beach & Camino de Ronda), La playa de Tamariu (in Tamariu) and Lloret de Mar (Platja de Canyelles & Lloret Beach). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parc Guell, visit El Barri Gòtic, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and admire the landmark architecture of Palau Guell.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip site.

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Granada, Spain

— 3 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Visit Alhambra and Albayzin for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Generalife and Wine Tours & Tastings. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, contemplate the long history of Court of the Lions, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Chapel of Granada, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Granada day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in June, you will find days in Granada are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are little chillier (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Wineries

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. We've included these beaches for you: Burriana Beach and Papagayo Beach. Get in touch with nature at Playa de la Alberquilla and Playa El Salon. Explore Nerja's surroundings by going to Velez-Malaga (Church of Santa Maria & Iglesia de Santa Maria de la Encarnacion). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Molino de Papel, see Off-Road Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Juan Bautista, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ermita de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nerja holiday tool.

You can drive from Granada to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Nerja sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marbella, Spain

— 5 nights

Spanish Riviera

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Visit Playa de la Cala Mijas and Playa de Calahonda for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Born to be Wild and Experience Box Spain. Get out of town with these interesting Marbella side-trips: Adventure Rider Centre (in Mijas Pueblo), Santo Cristo de la Salud Church (in Malaga) and Torremolinos (Playamar & Playa La Carihuela). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Eco Reserva Ojen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carvajal Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Ronda Paco, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Marbella trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Nerja to Marbella by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Nerja in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Marbella, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ronda, Spain

— 5 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Get some historical perspective at Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Merced Ronda and Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo and Dona Felisa Winery. Go for a jaunt from Ronda to Gaucin to see El Hacho about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore by horseback at Paddock Paradise Ronda, do a tasting at Bodega Kieninger, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and delve into the distant past at Baños Arabes.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ronda online visit planner.

You can drive from Marbella to Ronda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Marbella, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ronda, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Parks

Side Trip

Seville, Spain

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Plaza de España and Barrio Santa Cruz. Royal Alcázar of Seville and Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Seville: Cordoba (Jewish Quarter (Juderia), Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, &more). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Macarena, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and take in nature's colorful creations at Casa de Pilatos.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Seville sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Portimao.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

Portimao, Portugal

— 5 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Saint Vincent and Fortaleza de Sagres. Take a break from the city and head to Praia da Marinha and Praia Da Rocha. Change things up with these side-trips from Portimao: Algarve (in Silves), Lagos (Meia Praia, Praia do Camilo, &more) and Olhos de Agua ( Praia dos Olhos de Água, Praia da Falesia, &more). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with Wildwatch Algarve, kick back and relax at Praia Do Submarino, Head underground at Algar de Benagil, and trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Portimao online holiday maker.

Getting from Seville to Portimao by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Portimao due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seville in July, expect nights in Portimao to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Praia de Carcavelos and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get some cultural insight at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon online trip planner.

Getting from Portimao to Lisbon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portimao in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Lisbon, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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.

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.