50 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

50 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

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Fly to Madrid, Train to Barcelona
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Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
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Girona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 5 nights
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Cuenca, Spain
— 2 nights
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Jerez De La Frontera, Spain
— 3 nights
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Ronda, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cadiz, Spain
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Vigo, Spain
— 3 nights
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Gijon, Spain
— 3 nights
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Santander, Spain
— 3 nights
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Bilbao, Spain
— 3 nights
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Burgos, Spain
— 3 nights
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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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, ponder the design of The Magic Fountain, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip website.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Barcelona is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in June, expect Barcelona to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Girona.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Girona, Spain

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Sieges

Catalonia’s second-largest city, Girona embodies old-world charm, with its narrow cobblestone streets and traditional Catalan culture.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Far de Sant Sebastia, then make a trip to Village Medieval de Pals, then explore the striking landscape at Camino de Ronda, and finally go for a walk through Cami Ronda. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Patronat Call de Girona, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Girona Cathedral (Catedral), then take in the views from Pont de Pedra, and finally snap pictures at Eiffel Bridge (Pont de les Peixateries Velles).

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You can take a train from Barcelona to Girona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Barcelona in June, Girona is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can take a train to Valencia.

Things to do in Girona

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Valencia, Spain

— 5 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Valencia is known for zoos & aquariums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, admire the striking features of Central Market of Valencia, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Valencia road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Girona to Valencia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Girona in July, Valencia is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Cuenca.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Wineries

Cuenca, Spain

— 2 nights
Cuenca is a city in the autonomous community of Castile–La Mancha in central Spain. On the 7th (Wed), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get to know the fascinating history of Historic Walled Town of Cuenca, then snap pictures at Puente de San Pablo (Saint Paul Bridge), and finally take a stroll through Los Rascacielos de Cuenca Barrio San Martin. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museo Tesoro Catedral, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Abstracto Espanol, look for gifts at Colors, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral De Cuenca, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Camilo Jose Cela, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ermita y Santuario de Nuestra Senora de las Angustias.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cuenca trip planner.

You can take a train from Valencia to Cuenca in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jerez De La Frontera.

Things to do in Cuenca

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Jerez De La Frontera, Spain

— 3 nights

Sherry Capital of the World

A culturally and historically rich city, Jerez de la Frontera is known around the world for the production of Spanish sherry.
Jerez De La Frontera is known for wineries, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at Bodegas Luis Perez, kick back and relax at Playa de Valdelagrana, view the masterpieces at Bodegas Tradicion, and contemplate the long history of Palacio del Virrey Laserna.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Jerez De La Frontera tour planner.

You can take a train from Cuenca to Jerez De La Frontera in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Jerez De La Frontera are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Ronda.

Things to do in Jerez De La Frontera

Wineries · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ronda, Spain

— 3 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 out of town with these interesting Ronda side-trips: Casares Cemetery (in Casares) and Velero Intrepido (in Estepona). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, stroll around Alameda Del Tajo, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and delve into the distant past at Baños Arabes.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ronda driving holiday app.

You can drive from Jerez De La Frontera to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cadiz.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Cadiz, Spain

— 4 nights
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Venture out of the city with trips to Playa de Zahara (in Zahara de los Atunes), Vejer de la Frontera (Plaza de Espana & Playa El Palmar) and Playa de la Barrosa (in Chiclana de la Frontera). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Bodegas Gutierrez Colosia, walk around Park Genoves, enjoy the sand and surf at Los Lances Beach, and stroll through La Caleta Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cadiz trip builder site.

Getting from Ronda to Cadiz by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ronda in July, you will find days in Cadiz are little chillier (33°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Cadiz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lisbon online tour planner.

Drive from Cadiz to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cadiz to Lisbon. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cadiz in July since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Porto, Portugal

— 3 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
Dedicate the 24th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Porto trip planning website.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in July: highs in Porto hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vigo.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites

Vigo, Spain

— 3 nights
Vigo is a city and municipality in the province of Pontevedra, in Galicia, north-west Spain on the Atlantic Ocean. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vigo: Cies Islands (Islas Cies & Praia de Rodas) and Los Horreos de Combarro (in Combarro). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Guías Malouco -Turismo y Aventura-, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de la Virgen Peregrina, walk around Parque Monte del Castro, and kick back and relax at Playa Vao.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Vigo online route planner.

You can drive from Porto to Vigo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Vigo can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gijon.

Things to do in Vigo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Gijon, Spain

— 3 nights
Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. Change things up with these side-trips from Gijon: Santa María del Naranco. Prerrománico asturiano (in Oviedo), Santuario De Covadonga (in Covadonga) and Puente Romano (in Cangas de Onis). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Isabel la Catolica Paark, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, walk around Santa Catalina Headland (Cerro de Santa Catalina), and stop by Confiteria Marques.

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

Traveling by car from Vigo to Gijon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Vigo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gijon, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Santander.

Things to do in Gijon

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santander, Spain

— 3 nights

Spain's Most Elegant City

Known for its prime north coast location and elegant city center, Santander remains the central destination for tourism and commerce in the whole Cantabrian region.
Explore Santander's surroundings by going to Cueva El Soplao (in Celis), Comillas (Palacio de Ocejo & El Capricho de Gaudi) and Ferreria de Cades (in Herrerias). Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring nature at Peninsula of Magdalena. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Palacio de La Magdalena, see the interesting displays at Museo de Altamira, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno, and identify plant and animal life at Urros de Liencres.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Santander trip builder tool.

Getting from Gijon to Santander by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In August in Santander, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bilbao.

Things to do in Santander

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Bilbao, Spain

— 3 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
On the 5th (Thu), take a stroll through Casco Viejo and then take in the dramatic natural features at San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. On your second day here, catch some excitement at La Ribera Market, take in the views from Puente Zubizuri, then snap pictures at Vizcaya Bridge, then admire the masterpieces at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bilbao online itinerary planner.

Drive from Santander to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Santander, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bilbao, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Burgos.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Burgos, Spain

— 3 nights
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. Get out of town with these interesting Burgos side-trips: RiojaNatura (in Santo Domingo de la Calzada), Catedral de Palencia (in Palencia) and Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion (in Briones). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Catedral De Burgos, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor de Valladolid, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio de las Huelgas, and get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Evolucion Humana.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Burgos trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bilbao to Burgos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bilbao in August, Burgos is little chillier at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Segovia.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Segovia, Spain

— 1 night

Light of Castilla

As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Postigo del Consuelo, don't miss a visit to Acueduct of Segovia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Segovia, then stop by Old City, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Casita de Infante and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Segovia trip builder app.

You can drive from Burgos to Segovia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Burgos in August, with highs in Segovia at 36°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Segovia

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Spain travel guide

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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.