60 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

60 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 7 nights
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Pamplona, Spain
— 6 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 3 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
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Portimao, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 6 nights
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Ronda, Spain
— 4 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 7 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 5 nights

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

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.
You'll get in some beach time at La Playa de Sitges and Playas de Calella. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ciutat Vella and Plaça de Sant Felip Neri. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Platja de Castell (in Palamos), Parc Francesc Macia (in Malgrat de Mar) and Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt (in Santa Coloma de Cervello). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of Barri de Gracia, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona holiday planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Barcelona. In December, Barcelona is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

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Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella
La Playa de Sitges ©
La Playa de Sitges
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

7
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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and Basilica de San Vicente. Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Avila (The Four Posts, The Walls of Avila, &more), Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé, Alcantara Bridge, &more) and Playa del Alberche (in Aldea del Fresno). There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, visit La Latina, explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Madrid travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Barcelona in December, with highs in Madrid at 54°F and lows at 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pamplona.

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Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo

6
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Pamplona, Spain

Pamplona ©
Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. Catedral de Pamplona and Iglesia Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Fortress and Walls of Pamplona and Bodegas Valdemar. Explore Pamplona's surroundings by going to Bodegas Amezola de la Mora (in Torremontalbo), Bodega Valenciso (in Ollauri) and Miguel Merino Winery (in Briones). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio de Nuestra Senora de la Piedad, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Saturnino, learn about winemaking at Bodega Casa Primicia, and see the interesting displays at Museo Universidad de Navarra.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pamplona trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Madrid to Pamplona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Pamplona can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Pamplona

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

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Marques de Caceres ©
Marques de Caceres
Bodega Casa Primicia ©
Bodega Casa Primicia

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia ©

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parte Vieja and Calle San Pedro. Popular historic sites such as Ekainberri and Ermita de San Telmo are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from San Sebastian - Donostia to Zumaia to see Playa de Itzurun about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through La Concha Beach, soak in style at Spa Malecon, step into the grandiose world of Miramar Palace, and make a trip to Plaza de Armas.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Sebastian - Donostia tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Pamplona to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Pamplona in December; daily highs in San Sebastian - Donostia reach 58°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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Ekainberri ©
Ekainberri
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach

5
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Porto, Portugal

Porto ©

Unvanquished City

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Guimaraes Castle and Taste Porto Food Tours. Visit Igreja do Carmo and Capela das Almas for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto: Castelo de Santa Maria da Feira (in Santa Maria da Feira), Praia da Costa Nova (in Gafanha da Encarnacao) and Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Apresentacao (in Aveiro). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Paco dos Duques de Braganca, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira, learn about winemaking at Taylor's Port, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Porto sightseeing planner.

Fly from San Sebastian - Donostia to Porto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Outdoors

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Taste Porto Food Tours ©
Taste Porto Food Tours
Porto Augusto's ©
Porto Augusto's
Taylor's Port ©
Taylor's Port

6
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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visit Convento de Cristo and Castelo de Tomar for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. Venture out of the city with trips to Capela de Sao Gregorio (in Tomar), Castelo dos Mouros (in Sintra) and Evora (Igreja e Convento de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, Centro Historico de Evora, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and appreciate the history behind Capela Das Aparicoes.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lisbon day trip app.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. December in Lisbon sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Portimao.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Convento de Cristo ©
Convento de Cristo

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at Swan Day Spa, stroll through Praia dos Tres Irmaos, and then kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tres Castelos Beach, don't miss a visit to Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Salgados.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Portimao road trip planning app.

You can drive from Lisbon to Portimao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Portimao

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas

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Swan Day Spa ©
Swan Day Spa
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

6
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Seville, Spain

Seville ©

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Barrio Santa Cruz and Food Tours. Popular historic sites such as Plaza de España and Castillo de Almodovar are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Seville side-trips: Cordoba (Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, Tiered Gardens of The Alcazaba, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, relax and rejuvenate at AIRE Ancient Baths Sevilla, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, and get to know the fascinating history of Plaza del Triunfo.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seville online holiday planner.

Drive from Portimao to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Portimao to Seville is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Portimao in January since evenings lows in Seville dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Visitas guiadas Ciudad Romana de Ocuri and Plaza del Socorro will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old City and Ruinas de Acinipo. Step out of Ronda with an excursion to Casares Cemetery in Casares--about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, learn about winemaking at Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto, make a trip to Ronda, and snap pictures at Puente Viejo.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ronda road trip planning site.

Drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Ronda are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

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Old City ©
Old City
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Ruinas de Acinipo ©
Ruinas de Acinipo

7
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Granada, Spain

Granada ©

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Popular historic sites such as Royal Chapel of Granada and Monasterio Cartuja are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Paseo de los Tristes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Granada: Playa de Cantarrijan (in Almunecar), Jaén Cathedral (in Jaen) and Ubeda (Centro Historico, Sinagoga del Agua, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Alhambra, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Mayor de Granada, and take an in-depth tour of Centro de Interpretacion Cuevas de Guadix.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Granada trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ronda to Granada by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ronda in January, things will get a bit cooler in Granada: highs are around 54°F and lows about 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Valencia.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Tours

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

5
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Valencia, Spain

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa de Levante and Playa de la Patacona. Explore hidden gems such as Placa del Castell and Casco Antiguo. Go for a jaunt from Valencia to Benidorm to see El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Catalina Church (Iglesia de Santa Catalina), ponder the world of politics at Ayuntamiento de Valencia, and admire the landmark architecture of La Lonja de la Seda.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Valencia online route builder.

Traveling by car from Granada to Valencia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Granada in January: high temperatures in Valencia hover around 63°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Neighborhoods

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Wine Tours & Tastings
Placa del Castell ©
Placa del Castell
Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats ©

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