9 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

9 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary planner

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Drive
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 day
Fly
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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 1 night
Fly to Malaga, Bus to Nerja
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Nerja, Spain
— 1 day
Drive
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Fly
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly to Dinard-Pleurtuit-Saint-Malo Airport, Drive to Dinan

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Barcelona, Spain

— 1 day

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), walk around Parc Guell, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

Lannion, France to Barcelona is an approximately 12.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In August, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Lannion - with highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Ibiza Town, Spain

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa Cala Salada, head outdoors with Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Club, see the interesting displays at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, then explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, then wander the streets of Dalt Vila, and finally kick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Ibiza Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Ibiza Town can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Nerja.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nerja, Spain

— 1 day
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. On the 25th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Museo de Nerja, then kick back and relax at Burriana Beach, then steep yourself in history at Punta Lara, and finally Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ibiza Town to Nerja takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Ibiza Town in August, expect nights in Nerja to be a bit cooler, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Seville, Spain

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate the long history of Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija, examine the collection at Hospital de los Venerables, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seville trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Seville, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): race across the water with a speed boat tour, examine the collection at Museu Colecao Berardo, then steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, see the interesting displays at Museu De Artes Decorativas Portuguesas, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ancient Art, then examine the collection at Fundacao Jose Saramago, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon online journey planner.

You can fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seville in August, expect Lisbon to be little chillier, temps between 35°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
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.