21 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

21 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Start: Jerusalem, Israel
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Maspalomas, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Albufeira, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
5
Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Nerja, Spain
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Jerusalem, Israel


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3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa de Amadores and Las Canteras Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Playa De Las Burras and Playa de Mogan. Get out of town with these interesting Maspalomas side-trips: Valleseco (Barranco de la Virgen & Area Recreativa de La Laguna). There's much more to do: enjoy some diversion at Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the striking landscape at Mirador Caldera de los Marteles, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Maspalomas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Maspalomas trip itinerary maker.

Jerusalem, Israel to Maspalomas is an approximately 12- hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Jerusalem in April, plan for little chillier days in Maspalomas, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Valleseco, Las Canteras Beach, Playa de Mogan, Scuba & Snorkeling, Playa de Amadores
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Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria ©
Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 28th (Tue), make a trip to Belém Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Alfama, then step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, and then stroll through Praia da ursa.

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Fly from Maspalomas to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Maspalomas in April, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Lisbon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Speed Boats Tours
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

3
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Get in touch with nature at Falesia Beach and Praia dos Salgados. Visit Praia dos Olhos de Água and Vau Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Albufeira's surroundings by going to Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira) and AlgarveXplorers (in Portimao). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Gale, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, stroll through Praia do Peneco, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lagoa dos Salgados.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Albufeira trip planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Albufeira are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Pescadores Beach, Speed Boats Tours, Praia da Marinha
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

2
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.
On the 3rd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Keep things going the next day: ride a horse along Centro Ecuestre Entrepinares, then head outdoors with Paseo Alcalde Marques del Contadero, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

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Traveling by car from Albufeira to Seville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Albufeira to Seville is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 5th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Casa Del Rey Moro, take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, then wander the streets of Old City, and finally explore by horseback at Paddock Paradise Ronda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, then do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ronda journey maker site.

You can take a bus from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. May in Ronda sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda

3
nights
Nerja, Spain

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Visit Playa El Salon and Papagayo Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Burriana Beach and Nerja Donkey Sanctuary. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Alberquilla, and explore the striking landscape at Paseo de los Carabineros.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nerja day trip tool.

Getting from Ronda to Nerja by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, then step into the grandiose world of Castell de Eivissa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Platja de ses Salines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Cala Comte, contemplate the waterfront views at El Portitxol, then look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Natural Ses Salines d'Eivissa i Formentera, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Can Marca.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ibiza Town trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Nerja to Ibiza Town takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Nerja in May, you will find days in Ibiza Town are little chillier (27°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ibiza, Cala Comte, Cueva de Can Marca
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Parc Natural Ses Salines d'Eivissa i Formentera ©
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Playa de La Barceloneta and Bodo Barcelona. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parc Guell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and visit El Barri Gòtic.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

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