53 days in Iberia Itinerary

53 days in Iberia Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 9 nights
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Badajoz, Spain
— 6 nights
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Cordoba, Spain
— 8 nights
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San Juan de los Terreros, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive to Región de Murcia International Airport, Fly to Oviedo
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Oviedo, Spain
— 6 nights
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Llanes, Spain
— 4 nights
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Taramundi, Spain
— 1 night
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 7 nights
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Guimaraes, Portugal
— 8 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 9 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Casal Sta. Maria (in Colares) and Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Palace, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online attractions planner.

Portland, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Portland in September, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Badajoz.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Badajoz, Spain

— 6 nights
Badajoz is the capital of the Province of Badajoz in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Badajoz: Zafra (Museo de la Medicina, Plaza Grande, &more), Templo de Diana (in Merida) and Caceres (Casa Museo Arabe de Caceres Yussuf al Burch, Old Town of Caceres, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Mezquita-Catedral de Santa Maria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of San Jose, make a trip to Ermita de la Soledad, and walk around Paseo Fluvial del Guadiana.

Before you visit Badajoz, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Lisbon to Badajoz in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Lisbon to Badajoz, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Badajoz, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cordoba.

Things to do in Badajoz

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Cordoba, Spain

— 8 nights

Pearl of Muslim Spain

Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Get out of town with these interesting Cordoba side-trips: Torremolinos (Jack's Fish Foot Spa, La Carihuela, &more), Puerto Marina Benalmadena (in Benalmadena) and Malaga (Ben Gabirol Sculpture, Teatro Romano, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, snap pictures at Roman Bridge, contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cordoba attractions planning site.

Drive from Badajoz to Cordoba in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Badajoz, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Juan de los Terreros.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

San Juan de los Terreros, Spain

— 2 nights
On the 19th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at La Geoda de Pulpi and then discover the deep blue sea with Buceo Isla Negra. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa De Los Cocedores and then tee off at Aguilon Golf.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Juan de los Terreros trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Cordoba to San Juan de los Terreros takes 5 hours. When traveling from Cordoba in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Juan de los Terreros: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Oviedo.

Things to do in San Juan de los Terreros

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Oviedo, Spain

— 6 nights
Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. Change things up with these side-trips from Oviedo: Gijon (Jardin Botanico Atlantico, Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, &more), Playa de Barayo (in Corvera de Asturias Municipality) and Mirador del Espiritu Santo (in Muros del Nalon). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Monte Naranco, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio de Luarca, admire the landmark architecture of Santa María del Naranco. Prerrománico asturiano, and don't miss a visit to Cabo de Penas.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Oviedo trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Juan de los Terreros to Oviedo. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Juan de los Terreros in October: high temperatures in Oviedo hover around 66°F and lows are around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Llanes.

Things to do in Oviedo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Llanes, Spain

— 4 nights
Llanes is a municipality of the province of Asturias, in northern Spain. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Llanes: Ruta del Cares (in Poncebos), Arenas de Cabrales (River Cares & Mirador Pozo de la Oracion) and Cuadras el Alisal (in Ribadesella). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Iglesia de Niembro, kick back and relax at Playa de San Martin, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa De Cue - Antilles, and head outdoors with Planeta Palombina.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Llanes trip planning website.

You can drive from Oviedo to Llanes in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Llanes can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Taramundi.

Things to do in Llanes

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Taramundi, Spain

— 1 night
Taramundi is a municipality in the Principality of Asturias, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monasterio de Santa Maria de Villanueva de Oscos, stroll through Reserva de la biosfera Oscos-Eo, examine the collection at Casa del Agua de Bres, then get to know the fascinating history of Conjunto Etnografico de Teixois, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Molinos Mazonovo.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Taramundi trip planner.

You can drive from Llanes to Taramundi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Taramundi can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Taramundi

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

— 7 nights

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santiago de Compostela: Portocelo Beach (in Marin) and Plaza de Fefinans (in Cambados). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, admire the landmark architecture of Sede de la SGAE en Galicia, grab your bike and head to Vista Galicia - Day Tours, and don't miss a visit to Botafumeiro.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago de Compostela trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Taramundi to Santiago de Compostela in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Santiago de Compostela sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Portugal

— 8 nights

Birthplace of the Portuguese Nationality

The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pinhao (Boat Tours & Water Sports, The Douro Valley, &more), Quinta do Beijo (in Sabrosa) and Museu Municipal de Penafiel (in Penafiel). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Quinta Santa Eufemia, appreciate the extensive heritage of GUIMARAES, squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, and contemplate the long history of Largo da Oliveira.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Guimaraes trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Santiago de Compostela to Guimaraes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago de Compostela to Guimaraes. While traveling from Santiago de Compostela, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Guimaraes, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 47°F. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Asturias travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Churches
With a dramatic coastline of nearly 600 beaches, a rolling countryside of deep valleys, and sleepy villages that provide a rustic backdrop, a holiday in Asturias can be as varied as you like. Fiercely proud of its ties to an ancient Celtic culture, the local population considers its part of the country the "real" Spain--this region was the only part of the country never completely conquered by the Moors. In many ways, the modern Spanish state grew right out of this unconquerable land. Today, Asturias possesses a huge number of pre-medieval attractions, many dating as far back as the 7th century. Numerous historical attractions scattered across the region’s rural landscape are World Heritage Sites, well-preserved remnants of Spain’s early Christian heritage.