60 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

60 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 7 nights
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Pamplona, Spain
— 6 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 3 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
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Portimao, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 6 nights
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Ronda, Spain
— 4 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 7 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain

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.
You'll get in some beach time at La Playa de Sitges and Platja de Castell. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ciutat Vella and Barcelona Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Playas de Calella (in Calella de Palafrugell), Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt (in Santa Coloma de Cervello) and Parc Francesc Macia (in Malgrat de Mar). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some serene contemplation at Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, wander the streets of El Born, and visit El Barri Gòtic.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona road trip app.

Los Angeles, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. In December, Barcelona is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

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Ciutat Vella ©
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Ciutat Vella
4.7
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El Barri Gòtic
4.7

7
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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and The Walls of Avila. Get some historical perspective at Basilica de San Vicente and Royal Palace of Madrid. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Avila (The Four Posts & Catedral de Avila), Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé, Alcantara Bridge, &more) and Playa del Alberche (in Aldea del Fresno). The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, stroll around Parque del Retiro, don't miss a visit to Paseo del Prado, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Madrid itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Barcelona in December, with highs in Madrid at 54°F and lows at 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pamplona.

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6
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Pamplona, Spain

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. Catedral de Pamplona and Iglesia de San Bartolome will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Fortress and Walls of Pamplona and Bodegas Valdemar. Explore Pamplona's surroundings by going to Bodega Valenciso (in Ollauri), Miguel Merino Winery (in Briones) and Bodegas Amezola de la Mora (in Torremontalbo). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio de Nuestra Senora de la Piedad, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Saturnino, learn about winemaking at Bodegas Jilaba, and see the interesting displays at Museo Universidad de Navarra.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pamplona trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Madrid to Pamplona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Pamplona can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Sebastian - Donostia.

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Marques de Caceres
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Bodega Casa Primicia
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parte Vieja and Spa Malecon. Popular historic sites such as Ekainberri and Miramar Palace are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from San Sebastian - Donostia: Zumaia (Ermita de San Telmo & Playa de Itzurun). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Concha Beach, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ondarreta Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia trip planning app.

Drive from Pamplona to San Sebastian - Donostia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In December, San Sebastian - Donostia is a bit warmer than Pamplona - with highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Porto.

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Ekainberri
4.4
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Parte Vieja
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Porto, Portugal

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Guimaraes Castle and Torre dos Clerigos. Visit Igreja do Carmo and Capela das Almas for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto: Praia da Costa Nova (in Gafanha da Encarnacao), Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Apresentacao (in Aveiro) and Castelo de Santa Maria da Feira (in Santa Maria da Feira). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Paco dos Duques de Braganca, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira, learn about winemaking at Taylor's Port, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Porto sightseeing planner.

Fly from San Sebastian - Donostia to Porto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

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Porto Augusto's ©
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Porto Augusto's
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Taylor's Port
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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visit Convento de Cristo and Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castelo de Tomar and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. Venture out of the city with trips to Evora (Igreja e Convento de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, Centro Historico de Evora, &more), Capela de Sao Gregorio (in Tomar) and Castelo dos Mouros (in Sintra). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and appreciate the history behind Capela Das Aparicoes.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lisbon day trip app.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. December in Lisbon sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Portimao.

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Religious Site
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
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Convento de Cristo
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Portimao, Portugal

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 6th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at Swan Day Spa, stroll through Praia dos Tres Irmaos, and then kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tres Castelos Beach, don't miss a visit to Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Salgados.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Portimao road trip planning app.

You can drive from Lisbon to Portimao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

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Swan Day Spa
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Ponta da Piedade
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Seville, Spain

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Barrio Santa Cruz and Casa de Sefarad. Popular historic sites such as Plaza de España and Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Seville side-trips: Castillo de Almodovar (in Almodovar del Rio) and Cordoba (Tiered Gardens of The Alcazaba, Iglesia de San Pablo, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, indulge in some personalized pampering at AIRE Ancient Baths Sevilla, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and make a trip to Plaza del Triunfo.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Seville route planner.

Drive from Portimao to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portimao to Seville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portimao in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Seville, with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Ronda.

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Barrio Santa Cruz
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Plaza de España
4.8
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
World heritage site
Royal Alcázar of Seville
4.7

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Ronda, Spain

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Visitas guiadas Ciudad Romana de Ocuri and Puente Viejo will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old City and Descalzos Viejos S.L.. Step out of Ronda with an excursion to Casares Cemetery in Casares--about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, learn about winemaking at Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto, make a trip to Ronda, and admire the local landmark of Plaza del Socorro.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ronda road trip planning site.

Drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Ronda are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

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Old City
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Ruinas de Acinipo ©
Historic Site
Ruinas de Acinipo
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Granada, Spain

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.
Popular historic sites such as Royal Chapel of Granada and Alhambra are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Monasterio Cartuja. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Granada: Ubeda (Centro Historico, Sinagoga del Agua, &more), Playa de Cantarrijan (in Almunecar) and Jaén Cathedral (in Jaen). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, take an in-depth tour of Centro de Interpretacion Cuevas de Guadix, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abadia del Sacromonte, and don't miss a visit to Paseo de los Tristes.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Ronda in January, with highs in Granada at 54°F and lows at 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Valencia.

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Alhambra
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Valencia, Spain

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa de Levante and Playa de la Patacona. Explore hidden gems such as Placa del Castell and Casco Antiguo. Go for a jaunt from Valencia to Benidorm to see El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Catalina Church (Iglesia de Santa Catalina), ponder the world of politics at Ayuntamiento de Valencia, and admire the landmark architecture of La Lonja de la Seda.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Valencia online route builder.

Traveling by car from Granada to Valencia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Granada in January: high temperatures in Valencia hover around 63°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Placa del Castell ©
Historic Walking Area
Placa del Castell
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