29 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

29 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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29 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  28​h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h
3
Adeje, Spain
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Maspalomas, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Funchal, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  45​min
8
Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
9
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney, Australia


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2
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.
Get some cultural insight at El Barri Gòtic and Casa Batllo. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: walk around Parc Guell, make a trip to Las Ramblas, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and examine the collection at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares).

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. In April, Barcelona is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Alhambra and Torre de los Enciso. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fundación Cueva de Nerja and Balcon de Europa. Go for a jaunt from Granada to Berja to see Ermita de Ntra. Sra. de Gador about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Albayzin, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada route planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Granada takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Granada, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Adeje.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nerja, Berja
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Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja

2
nights
Adeje, Spain

Adeje ©
Straddling the foothills of the Teide volcano and Tenerife’s southern shores, Adeje is known for its beautiful island architecture and a backdrop of green, mountainous scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the geological forces at Teide National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Fanabe, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): view the masterpieces at La Musa, then kick back and relax at Playa Del Duque, and then kick back and relax at Playa de las Vistas.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Adeje travel route builder .

Getting from Granada to Adeje by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Granada in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Adeje. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Adeje

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de las Vistas, Teide National Park
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Playa del Duque ©
Playa del Duque
Teide National Park ©
Teide National Park
Playa de las Vistas ©
Playa de las Vistas

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.
Visit El Faro de Maspalomas and Vegueta for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Playa de Amadores and Las Canteras Beach. Take a break from Maspalomas with a short trip to Museo Etnografico Casas Cuevas in Artenara, about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating landscape at Dunas de Maspalomas, experience the excitement of Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Palmitos Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Los Azulejos de Veneguera.

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Getting from Adeje to Maspalomas by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Museo Etnografico Casas Cuevas, Los Azulejos de Veneguera, Playa de Mogan, Playa de Amadores
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Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach

3
nights
Funchal, Portugal

Funchal ©
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Get outdoors at Cabo Girao and Levada Ribeira de Janela. Appreciate the collections at Frederico de Freitas Museum and Madeira Film Experience. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Funchal: Church of Sao Pedro (in Ponta do Pargo), Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico) and Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Arieiro, do a tasting at Blandy's Wine Lodge, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Funchal travel planner .

You can fly from Maspalomas to Funchal in 5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Porto Moniz, Church of Sao Pedro, Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Cabo Girao
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Cabo Girao ©
Cabo Girao
Pico do Arieiro ©
Pico do Arieiro
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore hidden gems such as Cabo da Roca and Castelo dos Mouros. Popular historic sites such as Jeronimos Monastery and Park and National Palace of Pena are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, pause for some photo ops at Belém Tower, and take a stroll through Chiado.

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Getting from Funchal to Lisbon by flight takes about 4 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Funchal in April since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla. Your inner history buff will appreciate Plaza de España and Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla, make a trip to Torre del Oro, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Sevilla, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Seville trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Iglesia Colegial del Salvador ©
Iglesia Colegial del Salvador
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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nights
Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): snap pictures at Roman Bridge, wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, then make a trip to Patios de Cordoba, then get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Almodovar del Rio.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cordoba trip builder site .

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Cordoba, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Castillo de Almodovar
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Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get some historical perspective at The Walls of Avila and Catedral Primada. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Alcazar de Segovia and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Cathedral of Avila (in Avila) and El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum (in Toledo). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Museo Cerralbo, and browse the exhibits of Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales.

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Take a train from Cordoba to Madrid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Cordoba in May, plan for slightly colder days in Madrid, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Toledo, Avila, Alcazar of Segovia
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila

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