57 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

57 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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57 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  27​h
1
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Granada, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Lagos, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Evora, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Funchal, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
10
Maspalomas, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
Costa Adeje, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
12
Corralejo, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  8​h
13
Salamanca, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
14
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney, Australia


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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.
Castell de Eivissa and Ibiza Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Visit Cala Comte and Playa de Llevant for some beach relaxation. Explore Ibiza Town's surroundings by going to Sant Antoni de Portmany (Cala Saladeta & Cala Bassa), Cala Vadella (in Cala Vadella) and S'Arenal Petit (in Portinatx). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Es Vedra, examine the collection at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, kick back and relax at Cala de Sant Vicent, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Platja de ses Salines.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Ibiza Town itinerary website .

Sydney, Australia to Ibiza Town is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. May in Ibiza Town sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sant Antoni de Portmany, Sant Josep de Sa Talaia, Ibiza, Playa Puerto de San Miguel, Cala de Sant Vicent
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Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Playa de Llevant ©
Playa de Llevant

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey and Vila Vella (Old Town). Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro), Dali Theatre-Museum (in Figueres) and Girona Cathedral (Catedral) (in Girona). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, cast your line with a fishing tour, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner .

Fly from Ibiza Town to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Vila Vella (Old Town), Camino de Ronda, Girona Cathedral (Catedral), Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, Fenals Beach
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey ©
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)

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nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa de Alcudia and Parc Natural de Mondrago. Popular historic sites such as Castell de Bellver and Catedral de Mallorca are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Playa de Muro (in Playa de Muro), Cuevas del Drach (in Porto Cristo) and Cala Gran (in Cala d'Or). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Millor Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Arta, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Puerto de Pollensa, and make a trip to Cap de Formentor.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Palma de Mallorca trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May in Palma de Mallorca, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cala Gran, Playa del Puerto de Pollensa, Cuevas de Arta, Parc Natural de Mondrago, Playa de Alcudia
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Parc Natural de Mondrago ©
Parc Natural de Mondrago
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia

4
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Step out of the city life by going to El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro and Playa El Salon. You'll get in some beach time at Playa del Molino de Papel and Playa de la Alberquilla. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Granada: El Torcal de Antequera (in Antequera), Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja & Acantilados de Maro Cerro Gordo) and Malaga (Malaga Cathedral, Castillo de Gibralfaro, & more). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Royal Chapel of Granada, step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and wander the streets of Albayzin.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Granada trip planner .

Getting from Palma de Mallorca to Granada by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Nerja, Malaga, El Torcal de Antequera, El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
El Torcal de Antequera ©
El Torcal de Antequera

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Barrio Santa Cruz and Jewish Quarter (Juderia). Do some cultural sightseeing at Plaza de España and Royal Alcázar of Seville. Change things up with these side-trips from Seville: Playa de la Barrosa (in Chiclana de la Frontera), Ronda (Puente Nuevo, Paddock Paradise Ronda, & more) and Cordoba (Historic Centre of Cordoba, Roman Bridge, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, take in nature's colorful creations at Casa de Pilatos, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Seville trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Seville are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cordoba, Ronda, Playa de la Barrosa
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Saint Vincent and Church of St. Anthony (Igreja de Santo Antonio). Take a break from the city and head to Ponta Da Piedale and Praia Dona Ana. Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Falesia Beach (in Olhos de Agua), Albufeira (Waterskiing & Jetskiing & Speed Boats Tours) and Praia Gale (in Gale). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Camilo, find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town Faro.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lagos trip builder app .

Drive from Seville to Lagos in 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 to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Seville, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Lagos, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Praia da Marinha, Cape Saint Vincent, Praia da Luz, Old Town Faro
Highlights from your plan
Praia da Luz ©
Praia da Luz
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

4
nights
Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Capela dos Ossos and Monsaraz Castle and Walls. Get outdoors at Rota Vicentina and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Take a break from Evora with a short trip to Castelo de Marvao in Marvao, about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), explore the historical opulence of Castel of Valongo, and steep yourself in history at Walls of Evora.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Evora road trip planner .

You can drive from Lagos to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. While traveling from Lagos, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Evora, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Rota Vicentina, Monsaraz Castle and Walls, Castelo de Marvao
Highlights from your plan
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore hidden gems such as Castelo dos Mouros and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Belém Tower and Quinta da Regaleira. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Praia da Nazare (in Nazare), Batalha Monastery (in Batalha) and Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, wander the streets of Alfama, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Park and National Palace of Pena.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon online trip builder .

Getting from Evora to Lisbon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Evora in June, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sintra, Monastery of Alcobaca, Praia da Nazare, Batalha Monastery, Convent of Christ
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ

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Funchal, Portugal

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte and Blandy's Wine Lodge. Take a break from the city and head to Pico do Arieiro and Off-Road Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Funchal: Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz) and Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico). And it doesn't end there: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, stroll through 25 Fontes Falls, identify plant and animal life at Laurissilva Forest, and take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Nuns.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Funchal itinerary maker website .

Getting from Lisbon to Funchal by flight takes about 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in June: highs in Funchal hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Madeira, Camara De Lobos, Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Cabo Girao ©
Cabo Girao

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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.
Popular historic sites such as El Faro de Maspalomas and Vegueta are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas and Las Canteras Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maspalomas: Las Cumbres (in Vega de San Mateo) and Area Recreativa de La Laguna (in Valleseco). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores, get to know the fascinating history of Paseo Costa Canaria, and admire the natural beauty at Palmitos Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Funchal to Maspalomas in 5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Costa Adeje.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Reserva Natural El Cabron, Las Cumbres, Scuba & Snorkeling, Area Recreativa de La Laguna
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores

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Costa Adeje, Spain

Costa Adeje ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Teide National Park and Cueva del Viento. Visiting Playa del Duque and El Medano will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Costa Adeje: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Los Gigantes), Playa de las Teresitas (in Santa Cruz de Tenerife) and Masca Walk (in Masca).

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Costa Adeje travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Maspalomas to Costa Adeje by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Corralejo.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tenerife, Los Cristianos, El Medano, Masca Walk, Cueva del Viento
Highlights from your plan
Teide National Park ©
Teide National Park
Playa del Duque ©
Playa del Duque
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Corralejo, Spain

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
We've included these beaches for you: El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons and Sotavento Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Parque Natural de Corralejo and Cuevas de Ajuy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corralejo: Playa de Pozo Negro (in Pozo Negro) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Tarajalejo). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Parque Natural de Corralejo, indulge in some personalized pampering at Humankind Healing Massage, and identify plant and animal life at Cross Island.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Corralejo online itinerary planner .

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. In June, daytime highs in Corralejo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 30th (Tue), you'll travel to Salamanca.

Things to do in Corralejo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sotavento Beach, Playa de Pozo Negro, Cross Island, Cuevas de Ajuy, El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Highlights from your plan
Parque Natural de Corralejo ©
Parque Natural de Corralejo
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Sotavento Beach ©
Sotavento Beach

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Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Walls of Avila and New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva). Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral and Ieronimus. Explore Salamanca's surroundings by going to Plaza Mayor de Valladolid (in Valladolid), Avila (Basilica de San Vicente, Cathedral of Avila, & more) and Castillo de Penafiel (in Penafiel). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), get a sense of history and politics at Universidad de Salamanca, steep yourself in history at Escuelas Menores, and step into the grandiose world of Palacio de la Salina.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Salamanca trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Corralejo to Salamanca in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Corralejo, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Salamanca, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Avila, Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral, Castillo de Penafiel, Plaza Mayor de Valladolid
Highlights from your plan
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral ©
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Prado National Museum and Alcazar de Segovia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral de Santa Maria de Siguenza. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Cuenca (Historic Walled Town of Cuenca & Catedral De Cuenca), Toledo (Catedral Primada & Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes) and Catedral de Segovia (in Segovia). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, admire the landmark architecture of Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Madrid trip maker tool .

Drive from Salamanca to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Salamanca in July since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 23°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Segovia, Cuenca, Toledo, Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park, Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park ©
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia

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