57 days in Portugal, Spain & Andorra la Vella Itinerary

57 days in Portugal, Spain & Andorra la Vella Itinerary

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Fly to Madrid, Train to Granada
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Granada, Spain
— 4 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 5 nights
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Portimao, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Salamanca, Spain
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
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Valladolid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Pamplona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 3 nights
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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 3 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 5 nights
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Granada, Spain

— 4 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Granada: Malaga (Malaga Cathedral, Alcazaba, &more) and Nerja (Papagayo Beach, Balcony of Europe, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Alhambra, tour the pleasant surroundings at Generalife, wander the streets of Albayzin, and stop by Artesania Del Arbol.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada visit website.

Chicago, USA to Granada is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Granada. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ronda (Museo Lara, Puente Nuevo, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), stop by Barrio Santa Cruz, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Seville day trip planner.

You can drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Seville, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Portimao.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Portimao, Portugal

— 2 nights
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Misericordia of Alvor. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Praia dos Tres Irmaos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha, and then take in the waterfront at Alvor Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Portimao trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Seville to Portimao in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Portimao. September in Portimao sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lagos, Portugal

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): kick back and relax at Meia Praia, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sagres, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent, then take in the waterfront at Porto da Baleeira, and finally contemplate the long history of Forte de Almádena. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, then explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lagos online trip itinerary planner.

Lagos is very close to Portimao. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

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.
Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Quinta da Regaleira, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and wander the streets of Alfama.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon travel route builder app.

You can drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can fly to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Porto, Portugal

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): look for gifts at Livraria Lello, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Porto online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in September, expect Porto to be slightly colder, temps between 74°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Salamanca, Spain

— 4 nights

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salamanca: Avila (Real Monasterio de Santo Tomas, Catedral de Avila, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), and snap pictures at Puente Romano.

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Traveling by car from Porto to Salamanca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Porto to Salamanca, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Porto in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Salamanca: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Madrid, Spain

— 6 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Segovia (Catedral de Segovia, Old City, &more) and Toledo (Puerta de Bisagra, Catedral Primada, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Salamanca in September, Madrid is a bit warmer at night with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can take a train to Valladolid.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Valladolid, Spain

— 3 nights

Land of Castles

A city of booming industry with a strong emphasis on leisure and cultural involvement, Valladolid is also known for its historical heritage and medieval feel.
Change things up with these side-trips from Valladolid: Burgos (Catedral De Burgos, Museo de la Evolucion Humana, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Escultura, walk around Campo Grande, gain insight at Universidad de Valladolid (UVA), and steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor de Valladolid.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Valladolid day trip planning app.

Take a train from Madrid to Valladolid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in September: high temperatures in Valladolid hover around 76°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pamplona.

Things to do in Valladolid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Pamplona, Spain

— 4 nights
Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. Change things up with these side-trips from Pamplona: Olite (Palacio Real de Olite & Iglesia de Santa Maria la Real), Logrono (Calle del Laurel & Wine Tours & Tastings) and Zaragoza (Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza, Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, &more). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, browse the exhibits of Fortress and Walls of Pamplona, don't miss a visit to Plaza del Castillo, and ponder the world of politics at Ayuntamiento de Pamplona.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pamplona attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Valladolid to Pamplona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. October in Pamplona sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Andorra la Vella.

Things to do in Pamplona

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Andorra la Vella, Andorra

— 2 nights
Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at C.S. Santa Coloma, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico, head outdoors with Sola Irrigation Canal Trail, snap pictures at Pont de Paris, then don't miss a visit to La Noblesse du Temps, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sant Esteve d'Andorra la Vella. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Engolasters Lake-Les Pardines Path, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de Meritxell, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sant Joan de Caselles, then take in panoramic vistas at Mirador del Roc del Quer, and finally fly down the slopes at Soldeu - El Tarter.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Andorra la Vella online vacation maker.

Drive from Pamplona to Andorra la Vella in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Andorra la Vella

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, stop by Las Ramblas, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona attractions planner.

You can drive from Andorra la Vella to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Barcelona are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Step out of Palma de Mallorca to go to Alcudia and see Alcudia Old Town, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Mallorca, don't miss a visit to Placa de Cort, meet the residents at Palma Aquarium, and step into the grandiose world of Castell de Bellver.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Palma de Mallorca vacation planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ibiza Town, Spain

— 3 nights

Party Capital of Europe

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Take a break from Ibiza Town with a short trip to Cala Bassa in Sant Antoni de Portmany, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, take in the waterfront at Puerto de Ibiza, wander the streets of Dalt Vila, and examine the collection at Necropolis del Puig des Molins.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ibiza Town day trip planning site.

You can fly from Palma de Mallorca to Ibiza Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ibiza Town when traveling from Palma de Mallorca in October, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can fly to Valencia.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Valencia: Benidorm (Platja de Ponent & Playa de Levante) and Alicante (Boutique 27, Calle Mayor, &more). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Valencia trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Valencia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Spain travel guide

4.5
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.

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.

Andorra travel guide

4.1
Thermal Spas · Ski Areas · Parks
Andorra's wild popularity among tourists can be attributed to its gently sloped ski resorts, extensive hiking trails, and duty-free shopping. The skyline features the ubiquitous outline of the rugged Pyrenees mountain range, with average elevations of 1,996 m (6,549 ft). Tranquillity and relaxation ensue at altitudes of 1,000 m (3,281 ft) at the well-known Caldea Spa Complex, distinguished by its elegant glass spires. If you prefer a little retail therapy, try the duty-free shopping in the capital city Andorra la Vella's bustling avenues. Sightseeing includes Romaneque churches, shrines, and historic houses, including a replica of the famous statue of Our Lady of Meritxell, which was destroyed in a 1972 fire. Andorra's Catalan culture, including folk dances and music, is very much alive today in the town of Sant Julià de Lòria.