50 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

50 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Funchal, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Maspalomas, Spain
— 6 nights
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Costa Adeje, Spain
— 6 nights
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Costa Calma, Spain
— 3 nights
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Drive to Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Ferry to Playa Blanca, Drive to Puerto Del Carmen
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Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
— 6 nights
Bus to Arrecife, Fly to Sevilla
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Seville, Spain
— 5 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) and Castelo dos Mouros. Visit Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Evora (Centro Historico de Evora, Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), &more) and Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, visit Alfama, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary maker website.

London, UK to Lisbon is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Lisbon at 18°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Funchal, Portugal

— 5 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ponta de Sao Lourenco and Safari Madeira Island. Get in touch with nature at Off-Road Tours and Swim with Dolphins. Step out of Funchal to go to Porto Moniz and see Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, which is approximately 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Valley of the Nuns, go for a walk through Santa Maria Street, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte.

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Fly from Lisbon to Funchal in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in December, things will get a bit warmer in Funchal: highs are around 23°C and lows about 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Maspalomas, Spain

— 6 nights

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Popular historic sites such as Paseo Costa Canaria and Ermita de San Pedro Gonzales Telmo are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas and Playa de Mogan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maspalomas: Tejeda (Roque Bentayga & Mirador Degollada de Becerra), Barranco de los Cernicalos (in Telde) and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Roque Nublo, Vegueta, &more). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, experience the excitement of Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, indulge in some personalized pampering at Gran Massage - Massage Gran Canaria Maspalomas Playa del Ingles, and kick back and relax at Playa de San Agustin.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Maspalomas visit planner.

You can fly from Funchal to Maspalomas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Costa Adeje.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Costa Adeje, Spain

— 6 nights
Whether you're a sophisticated pleasure seeker with the taste for Canarian cuisine and classy shopping, or a nature lover hungry of adventures, you can have it all on a well-balanced Costa Adeje vacation.
Get in touch with nature at Playa del Duque and Playa de las Vistas. Explore hidden gems such as Masca Valley and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Masca Walk (in Masca), Cueva del Viento (in Icod de los Vinos) and Piscinas Naturales El Caleton (in Garachico). There's still lots to do: trek along Barranco del Infierno, tee off at Golf Las Americas, head outdoors with WaterBuggy Fun, and kick back and relax at Playa El Medano.

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You can fly from Maspalomas to Costa Adeje in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Costa Adeje can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Costa Calma.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Costa Calma, Spain

— 3 nights
Take a break from the city and head to Playa de Cofete and Cuevas de Ajuy. Explore hidden gems such as Sotavento Beach and Playa de Sotavento. Change things up with a short trip to Pico de las Zarzas in Morro del Jable (about 1h 30 min away).

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Costa Calma road trip planner.

You can fly from Costa Adeje to Costa Calma in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Costa Calma

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Puerto Del Carmen, Spain

— 6 nights

Nightlife Capital of Lanzarote

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cueva de los Verdes and El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons. Museum-lovers will get to explore Fundacion Cesar Manrique and Museo Lagomar. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Del Carmen: Playa Blanca (Playa Flamingo & Montana Roja), Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique (in Haria) and Humankind Healing Massage (in Corralejo). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Walk from Puerto del Carmen to Puerto Calero, tour the pleasant surroundings at Papagayo Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Dorada Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Puerto Del Carmen holiday website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Costa Calma to Puerto Del Carmen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Seville, Spain

— 5 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.
Visiting Reservatauro Ronda and Paddock Paradise Ronda will get you outdoors. Plaza de España and Royal Alcázar of Seville will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seville: Museo Del Bandolero (in Ronda) and Cordoba (Roman Bridge & Jewish Quarter (Juderia)). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Macarena, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, catch a live event at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, and admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Seville online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puerto Del Carmen to Seville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Del Carmen to Seville. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Puerto Del Carmen in January, with highs in Seville at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Madrid, Spain

— 6 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Alcazar of Segovia and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. You'll explore and learn at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Venture out of the city with trips to Segovia (La Muralla de Segovia, Catedral de Segovia, &more), Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé, Catedral Primada, &more) and Avila (The Four Posts, Basilica de San Vicente, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum of Spain, walk around Parque del Retiro, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip planner.

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seville in January; daily highs in Madrid reach 12°C and lows reach 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 7 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.
Step out of the city life by going to La Fageda d'en Jorda and Playa de La Barceloneta. Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional and Museu Picasso will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Kainis Rituals (in Terrassa), Montserrat (Montana de Montserrat & Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey) and Mirador del area recreativa de Xenacs (in Les Preses). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, stroll around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and don't miss a visit to Palau Guell.

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Fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in February, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

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 · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
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.