50 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

50 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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50 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  13​h
1
Funchal, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Maspalomas, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Costa Adeje, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Corralejo, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
7
Ciutadella, Spain
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 45​min
8
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Seville, Spain
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Lagos, Portugal
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
12
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Montreal, Canada


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2
nights
Funchal, Portugal

Funchal ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Blandy's Wine Lodge and Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pico do Arieiro and Ponta de Sao Lourenco. Change things up with a short trip to Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools in Porto Moniz (about 54 minutes away). There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the exciting artwork at Caravel Art Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo Girao, and make a trip to Valley of the Nuns.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Funchal road trip planning app .

Montreal, Canada to Funchal is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Time is 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Camara De Lobos, Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
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Cabo Girao ©
Cabo Girao
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Pico do Arieiro ©
Pico do Arieiro

3
nights
Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Get a sense of the local culture at El Faro de Maspalomas and La Fortaleza Centro de Interpretation. Step off the beaten path and head to Dunas de Maspalomas and Playa de Mogan. When in Maspalomas, make a side trip to see Las Canteras Beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa de Amadores, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Palmitos Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Maspalomas itinerary planner.

You can fly from Funchal to Maspalomas in 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Maspalomas can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Costa Adeje.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Las Canteras Beach, Playa de Amadores, La Fortaleza Centro de Interpretation, Scuba & Snorkeling, Playa de Mogan
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Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores

5
nights
Costa Adeje, Spain

Costa Adeje ©
Explore hidden gems such as Teide National Park and Playa del Duque. Step out of the city life by going to Playa de las Teresitas and Masca Walk. When in Costa Adeje, make a side trip to see Cueva del Viento in Icod de los Vinos, approximately 52 minutes away.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Costa Adeje planning site .

Fly from Maspalomas to Costa Adeje in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Corralejo.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Los Cristianos, Tenerife, Masca Walk, Cueva del Viento, Room Escape Games
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Playa del Duque ©
Playa del Duque
Teide National Park ©
Teide National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Corralejo, Spain

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
Step out of the city life by going to Parque Natural de Corralejo and Playa de Cofete. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Corralejo Dunes and Humankind Healing Massage. Venture out of the city with trips to Morro del Jable (in Morro del Jable), Cuevas de Ajuy (in Ajuy) and Sotavento Beach (in Costa Calma). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Corralejo trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Costa Adeje to Corralejo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Corralejo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Morro del Jable, Sotavento Beach, El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons, Cuevas de Ajuy
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Parque Natural de Corralejo ©
Parque Natural de Corralejo
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Cuevas de Ajuy ©
Cuevas de Ajuy

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Prado National Museum and Alcazar de Segovia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Museo Sorolla and National Archaeological Museum of Spain. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Segovia (Acueduct of Segovia & Catedral de Segovia), Catedral Primada (in Toledo) and The Walls of Avila (in Avila). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, contemplate the long history of Museo Cerralbo, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

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You can fly from Corralejo to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry 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 Corralejo in August, expect nights in Madrid to be slightly colder, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Segovia, Catedral Primada, The Walls of Avila
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar de Segovia ©
Alcazar de Segovia

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Casa Batllo and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dali Theatre-Museum and Vila Vella (Old Town). Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Sant Feliu de Guixols), Fenals Beach (in Lloret de Mar) and Girona Cathedral (Catedral) (in Girona). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, see the interesting displays at Parc de Montjuic, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Madrid in August: highs in Barcelona hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Ciutadella.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Dali Theatre-Museum, Vila Vella (Old Town), Girona Cathedral (Catedral), Camino de Ronda
Highlights from your plan
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Dali Theatre-Museum ©
Dali Theatre-Museum
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

3
nights
Ciutadella, Spain

Ciutadella ©
Step out of the city life by going to Cala Turqueta and Playa de Son Bou. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cala De La Macarelleta and Cala Pregonda.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ciutadella holiday builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Barcelona to Ciutadella takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Ciutadella, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Ciutadella

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Menorca, Playa de Son Bou
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Cala De La Macarelleta ©
Cala De La Macarelleta
Playa de Son Bou ©
Playa de Son Bou
Cala Pregonda ©
Cala Pregonda

4
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Get some cultural insight at Serra de Tramuntana and Cuevas del Drach. Explore hidden gems such as Playa de Alcudia and Playa del Puerto de Pollensa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palma de Mallorca: Playa de Muro (in Playa de Muro), Parc Natural de Mondrago (in Santanyi) and Cala Millor Beach (in Cala Millor). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Arta, meet the residents at Palma Aquarium, and step into the grandiose world of Castell de Bellver.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Palma de Mallorca route maker .

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 August in Palma de Mallorca, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa de Alcudia, Cuevas del Drach, Playa de Muro, Cala Millor Beach, Cuevas de Arta
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Serra de Tramuntana ©
Serra de Tramuntana
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia

3
nights
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Explore hidden gems such as Cala Comte and Dalt Vila. Visiting Castell de Eivissa and Playa de Llevant will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa Cala Salada, take in the waterfront at Puerto de Ibiza, get your game on at Kentucky Derby, and head off the coast to Es Vedra.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ibiza Town travel app .

Fly from Palma de Mallorca to Ibiza Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Ibiza Town sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kentucky Derby, Playa Cala Salada, Playa de Llevant, Cala Comte
Highlights from your plan
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Playa de Llevant ©
Playa de Llevant

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Jewish Quarter (Juderia) and Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla. Get in touch with nature at El Tajo de Ronda and Playa de la Barrosa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seville: Ronda (Centro de Interpretacion del Puente Nuevo, Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Ibiza Town in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Seville, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ronda, Jewish Quarter (Juderia), Playa de la Barrosa
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Playa de la Barrosa ©
Playa de la Barrosa

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Cape Saint Vincent and Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade. Escape the urban bustle at Ponta Da Piedale and Praia Da Rocha. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lagos: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Albufeira), Olhos de Agua ( Praia dos Olhos de Água & Falesia Beach) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Meia Praia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Dona Ana, and get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lagos planner .

Traveling by car from Seville to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Seville in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Lagos: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Praia Da Rocha, Cape Saint Vincent, Praia da Marinha
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cabo da Roca and Convent of Christ. You'll explore and learn at Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Batalha Monastery (in Batalha), Evora (Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) & Capela dos Ossos) and Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Cascais, and admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon visit planner .

You can drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Lagos in August, Lisbon is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Evora, Batalha Monastery, Cabo da Roca, Convent of Christ, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Centro Historico de Cascais ©
Centro Historico de Cascais

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