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
— 4 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
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Odeceixe, Portugal
— 1 night
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Albufeira, 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 Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona and Playas de Calella. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ciutat Vella and El Barri Gòtic. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt (in Santa Coloma de Cervello), Parc Francesc Macia (in Malgrat de Mar) and Patronat Call de Girona (in Girona). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, examine the collection at CosmoCaixa Barcelona, and stop by La Barceloneta.

To see photos and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip builder site.

Los Angeles, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Barcelona reach 59°F and lows reach 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Childrens Museums

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Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella
Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona ©
Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and Royal Palace of Madrid. Discover out-of-the-way places like Catedral de Santa Maria de Siguenza and Wine Tours & Tastings. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: El Palenque de Hita (in Hita), Toledo (Catedral Primada, Casco Historico de Toledo, &more) and Monasterio e Iglesia de las RR. Ursulinas (in Siguenza). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Basilica de San Vicente, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Avila, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary site.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in December: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 54°F and lows are around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pamplona.

Things to do in Madrid

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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. Get some historical perspective at Catedral de Pamplona and Monasterio de Nuestra Senora de la Piedad. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fortress and Walls of Pamplona and Marques de Caceres. Venture out of the city with trips to Bodegas David Moreno (in Badaran), Bodegas Jilaba (in Lapuebla de Labarca) and Bodega Valenciso (in Ollauri). Dedicate the 17th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Bodegas Valdemar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Bartolome, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Vega, and see the interesting displays at Museo Universidad de Navarra.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pamplona vacation maker.

You can fly from Madrid to Pamplona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Pamplona, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Pamplona

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

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Bodegas Valdemar ©
Bodegas Valdemar
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.
Visit Ekainberri and Miramar Palace for their historical value. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa de Plentzia and Ondarreta Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Basilica de Santa Maria (in Portugalete), Castillo de Munatones Gaztelua (in San Julian de Musques) and Azkuna Zentroa (in Bilbao). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Parte Vieja, look for gifts at Viva la Vida, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Pamplona to San Sebastian - Donostia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Pamplona in December, with highs in San Sebastian - Donostia at 58°F and lows at 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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Ekainberri ©
Ekainberri
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja
Azkuna Zentroa ©
Azkuna Zentroa

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Guimaraes Castle and Paco dos Duques de Braganca. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Igreja do Carmo and Palacio da Bolsa. Explore Porto's surroundings by going to Forum Aveiro (in Aveiro), Praia da Costa Nova (in Gafanha da Encarnacao) and Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira (in Guimaraes). The adventure continues: browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Bom Sucesso, get a taste of the local shopping with Livraria Lello, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and make a trip to Porto Bridge Climb.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Porto trip planner.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Porto by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia to Porto is minus 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Porto are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

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Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Guimaraes Castle ©
Guimaraes Castle
Paco dos Duques de Braganca ©
Paco dos Duques de Braganca

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Convento de Cristo and Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora). Shop till you drop at Rua Augusta and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Venture out of the city with trips to Tomar (Castelo de Tomar & Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista), Centro Historico de Evora (in Evora) and Fatima (Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Capela Das Aparicoes, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, step into the grandiose world of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, wander the streets of Rossio Square, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in December, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Odeceixe.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Convento de Cristo ©
Convento de Cristo
Castelo de Tomar ©
Castelo de Tomar

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Odeceixe, Portugal

Odeceixe ©
Odeceixe is a civil parish in the northern part of the municipality Aljezur, in the Portuguese Algarve, lying within the Nature Park of the Southwest Alentejo and Vincentine Coast. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): stroll through Odeceixe Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Aljezur, and then kick back and relax at Praia Vale Dos Homens.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Odeceixe trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Lisbon to Odeceixe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Odeceixe can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Odeceixe

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Odeceixe Beach ©
Odeceixe Beach
Praia Vale Dos Homens ©
Praia Vale Dos Homens
Castelo de Aljezur ©
Castelo de Aljezur

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Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 6th (Wed), pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de Loulé (Desde 1908), stroll through Praia da Falesia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Eulalia, and finally get great views at Pau da Bandeira Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pescadores Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Salgados, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Pescadores, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Albufeira trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Odeceixe to Albufeira by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

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Praia dos Salgados ©
Praia dos Salgados
Mercado Municipal de Loulé (Desde 1908) ©
Mercado Municipal de Loulé (Desde 1908)
Praia de Santa Eulalia ©
Praia de Santa Eulalia

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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.
Plaza de España and Casa de Sefarad will appeal to history buffs. For shopping fun, head to Mercado Central or Bodegas Tradicion. Change things up with these side-trips from Seville: Cordoba (Capilla Mudejar de San Bartolome, Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, &more) and Oratorio de La Santa Cueva (in Cadiz). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, contemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, soak away your stress at AIRE Ancient Baths Sevilla, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de la Caridad.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Seville trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Seville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Albufeira in January since evenings lows in Seville dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Visitas guiadas Ciudad Romana de Ocuri and Puerta de Almocabar. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old City and Plaza del Socorro. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at El Tajo de Ronda, get a taste of the local shopping with Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto, learn about winemaking at Descalzos Viejos S.L., and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardines de Cuenca.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ronda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seville to Ronda takes 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 up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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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.
Visit Burriana Beach and Playa de Cantarrijan for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Royal Chapel of Granada and Basilica de San Juan de Dios. Venture out of the city with trips to Ubeda (Holy Chapel of the Saviour & Sinagoga del Agua), Guadix Cathedral (in Guadix) and Catedral De Baeza (in Baeza). Spend the 22nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, visit Albayzin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Mayor de Granada, and explore the historical opulence of Alhambra.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Granada trip website.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ronda in January: high temperatures in Granada hover around 54°F and lows are around 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Valencia.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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

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Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
For shopping fun, head to Mercado Colon or Central Market of Valencia. Placa del Castell and La Cruz de Benidorm will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valencia: Castell de Xativa (in Xativa), El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm (in Benidorm) and Le Petit Hammam Gandia (in Gandia). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Casco Antiguo, examine the collection at Museu Faller de Valencia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Real Colegio Seminario de Corpus Christi, and contemplate the long history of La Lonja de la Seda.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Valencia vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Granada to Valencia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Granada in January, things will get a bit warmer in Valencia: highs are around 63°F and lows about 42°F. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Outdoors

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Le Petit Hammam Gandia ©
Le Petit Hammam Gandia
Castell de Xativa ©
Castell de Xativa
Placa del Castell ©
Placa del Castell

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