22 days in Spain, Gibraltar & Portugal Itinerary

22 days in Spain, Gibraltar & Portugal Itinerary

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22 days in Spain, Gibraltar & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Medellin, Colombia
Fly:  10 h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Zaragoza, Spain
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
La Vall d'Uixo, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
5
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
6
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
10
Lagos, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
11
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
12
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
13
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Medellin, Colombia


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4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You've added Acueduct of Segovia, Catedral de Segovia, Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, and other attractions to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Casco Historico de Toledo and Plaza Mayor. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Puerta de Bisagra and San Roman Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Castillo de Manzanares el Real (in Manzanares el Real) and Custodia de Arfe (in Toledo). There's still lots to do: stroll around Parque del Retiro, get a taste of the local shopping with Gran Via, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip tool .

Medellin, Colombia to Madrid is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Medellin to Madrid, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. June in Madrid sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia, Castillo de Oropesa, Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Castillo de Manzanares el Real
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Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia

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Zaragoza, Spain

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
On the 17th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zaragoza trip maker site .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Zaragoza takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Zaragoza, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites
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Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar

4
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.
You've added Placa d'Espanya, Ciutadella Park, Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, and other attractions to your itinerary. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Las Ramblas and Circ Roma are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona online trip builder .

You can take a train from Zaragoza to Barcelona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Zaragoza, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to La Vall d'Uixo.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, Circ Roma
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey ©
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

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La Vall d'Uixo, Spain

La Vall d'Uixo ©
On the 21st (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Coves de Sant Josep.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the La Vall d'Uixo trip planner.

Drive from Barcelona to La Vall d'Uixo in 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Barcelona in June since evenings lows in La Vall d'Uixo dip to 19°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Valencia.

Things to do in La Vall d'Uixo

Parks Nature
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Coves de Sant Josep ©
Coves de Sant Josep

2
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Casco Antiguo, Torres de Serranos, Oceanografic Valencia, and other attractions you added. On the 21st (Sun), contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Grail. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oceanografic Valencia, then steep yourself in history at Torres de Serranos, and finally take a stroll through Casco Antiguo.

Before you visit Valencia, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from La Vall d'Uixo to Valencia by car takes about an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Granada.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Casco Antiguo ©
Casco Antiguo
Torres de Serranos ©
Torres de Serranos

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Chapel of Granada, Mirador de San Nicolas and Alhambra. On the 23rd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Granada visit website.

Getting from Valencia to Granada by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites
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Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada

2
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Caminito del Rey.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Malaga trip planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Malaga can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Torremolinos, Caminito del Rey
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Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga
Playa La Carihuela ©
Playa La Carihuela
Playa El Bajondillo ©
Playa El Bajondillo

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day
Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar ©
A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
On the 26th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Grand Casemates Square, appreciate the history behind Sikorski Memorial, enjoy the sea views from Europa Point, take in the dramatic natural features at St. Michael's Cave, then stroll through Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Gibraltar Crystal.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gibraltar trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Malaga to Gibraltar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Malaga in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Gibraltar: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Europa Point ©
Europa Point
St. Michael's Cave ©
St. Michael's Cave
Grand Casemates Square ©
Grand Casemates Square

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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.
Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Iglesia de la Caridad, steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and finally admire the striking features of Torre Giralda.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Seville route website .

You can drive from Gibraltar to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Gibraltar in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Seville, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

1
night
Lagos, Portugal

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.
On the 29th (Mon), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vau Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Tres Castelos Beach, then make a trip to Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, then explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, and finally head outdoors with Pro Putting Garden.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lagos itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Seville to Lagos in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Seville in June, you will find days in Lagos are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Portimao
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Speed Boats Tours
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Tres Castelos Beach ©
Tres Castelos Beach

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Park and National Palace of Pena has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Domingos ( Santa Justa e Rufina ), admire the striking features of Park and National Palace of Pena, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally take a stroll through Alfama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): admire the striking features of Igreja de Sao Roque, then admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, and then explore the historical opulence of Palacio Nacional de Mafra.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon vacation planner.

Getting from Lagos to Lisbon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Lagos in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lisbon, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sintra, Palacio Nacional de Mafra
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Palacio Nacional de Mafra ©
Palacio Nacional de Mafra
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

1
night
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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 2nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja dos Carmelitas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, learn about winemaking at Porto Augusto's, then do a tasting at Quinta dos Corvos, and finally learn about winemaking at Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Porto day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Lisbon, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vila Nova de Gaia
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Porto Augusto's ©
Porto Augusto's
Igreja do Carmo ©
Igreja do Carmo
Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge ©
Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
La Muralla de Segovia has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at La Muralla de Segovia.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Madrid tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Porto to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Porto in July, expect Madrid to be a bit warmer, temps between 40°C and 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites

Side Trip

La Muralla de Segovia
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La Muralla de Segovia ©
La Muralla de Segovia

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