35 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

35 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Portimao, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h
5
Ronda, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Mijas, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Nerja, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
9
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
10
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
11
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom


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2
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.
On the 1st (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Maspalomas, and finally explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: catch some excitement at Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, stop by Art Blue EuroCenter, then get to know the resident critters at Palmitos Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Park of Maspalomas (El Parque Botanico de Maspalomas).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Maspalomas online travel planner.

Manchester, UK to Maspalomas is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In February, Maspalomas is much hotter than Manchester - with highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria ©
Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get outdoors at Parque Natural da Arrabida and Boca do Inferno. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castelo de S. Jorge and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Venture out of the city with trips to Serra da Arrabida (in Setubal) and Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, admire the architecture and history at Igreja Nossa Senhora da Conceicao - Largo do Rato, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and see the interesting displays at CR7 Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon itinerary builder app.

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. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Maspalomas in March, with highs in Lisbon at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Portimao.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Setubal, Quinta da Regaleira, Boca do Inferno
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

3
nights
Portimao, Portugal

Portimao ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to AlgarveXplorers and Praia Da Rocha. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museu de Portimao and Church of Divino Salvador. Step out of Portimao to go to Lagos and see Ponta da Piedade, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Tic Tac Bike Tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a leisurely stroll along Alvor Boardwalk, and look for all kinds of wild species at Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Portimao road trip planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Portimao in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Portimao can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Ponta da Piedade
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
AlgarveXplorers ©
AlgarveXplorers
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

4
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 outdoors at Paseo Alcalde Marques del Contadero and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Plaza de España. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, trek along Cazalla de la Seville Trail, steep yourself in history at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, and identify plant and animal life at La Reserva del Castillo de las Guardas.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville trip maker app.

Getting from Portimao to Seville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portimao to Seville. In March, daytime highs in Seville are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

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

4
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Get in touch with nature at Paddock Paradise Ronda and Reservatauro Ronda. Bodega Garcia Hidalgo and Old City are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, delve into the distant past at Baños Arabes, admire the striking features of Palacio de Congresos de Ronda, and take a stroll through La Ciudad.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ronda trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mijas.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites Wineries Tours
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

2
nights
Mijas, Spain

Mijas ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): wander the streets of Marbella Old Town, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then take a memorable tour with Bikestardo, and finally get out on two wheels at Vespa Tours. On the next day, head outdoors with Adventure Rider Centre, shop like a local with Mercado Municipal de Mijas, then head outdoors with ToroTrail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Picos de Mijas, and finally walk around Parque De La Paloma.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mijas online journey planner.

You can drive from Ronda to Mijas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Mijas are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Mijas

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

ToroTrail, Marbella Old Town, Parque De La Paloma
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Adventure Rider Centre ©
Adventure Rider Centre
Safaris
Bikestardo ©
Bikestardo

2
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. On the 20th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Nerja, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador, and finally contemplate the long history of Punta Lara. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermita de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of San Francisco, then learn about winemaking at Bodegas Bentomiz, and finally pause for some photo ops at La Dorada 1a - Barco de Chanquete.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nerja journey planner.

You can drive from Mijas to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Mijas in March, plan for little chillier nights in Nerja, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Velez-Malaga, Bodegas Bentomiz
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Convent of San Francisco ©
Convent of San Francisco
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Bodegas Bentomiz ©
Bodegas Bentomiz

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Alhambra and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, and then go all around town with City Tours.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Granada trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Nerja to Granada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Granada

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui and Parque de la Bombilla. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Segovia (Acueduct of Segovia, Puerto De Cotos, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo Del Tarot, and look for gifts at ESPUMA - Tienda de Cervezas de Calidad.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid online driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Granada to Madrid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Madrid are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Segovia
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

3
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.
Necropolis del Puig des Molins and Castell de Eivissa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at IbizaSport and Cala Llentia. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Navegar en Formentera, head off the coast to Es Vedra, stroll through Platja de ses Salines, and kick back and relax at Cala Comte.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ibiza Town trip planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Ibiza Town in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Madrid in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 10°C in Ibiza Town. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sant Josep de Sa Talaia, Parc Natural Ses Salines d'Eivissa i Formentera, IbizaSport
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Necropolis del Puig des Molins
Necropolis del Puig des Molins

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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 Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. Visiting Carretera de Les Aigues and Moubikes will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, get outside with Via Ferrata de les Baumes Corcades, stroll around Parc Guell, and get interesting insight from Cruising Barcelona Bike Tours.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Barcelona online visit planner.

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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