26 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

26 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Segovia, Spain
— 1 night
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Granada, Spain
— 1 night
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Metropolis Building. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, Casco Historico de Toledo, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll around Parque del Retiro, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Cibeles, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla.

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Medellin, Colombia to Madrid is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Medellin to Madrid is 6 hours. In June, daytime highs in Madrid are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Segovia.
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Segovia, Spain — 1 night

Light of Castilla

As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Soplado de Vidrio, look for all kinds of wild species at Boca del Asno, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Los asientos.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Segovia day trip tool.

Drive from Madrid to Segovia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Segovia, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Granada.
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Granada, Spain — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore by horseback at Pegasus Riding Centre, then look for gifts at Artesania del Arbol, then don't miss a visit to Fundacion Rodriguez Acosta, and finally deepen your understanding of the past and present with Granadaways. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, see the interesting displays at Palacio de los Olvidados, and then admire the striking features of Patio de los Leones.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Granada trip website.

You can fly from Segovia to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Granada are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 2 nights

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.
To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Seville online itinerary planner.

Drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Seville are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Palma de Mallorca.
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Explore hidden gems such as Playa Santa Ponca and Cuevas del Drach. Explore Palma de Mallorca's surroundings by going to Cala Domingos (in Calas de Majorca), Cala Morlanda (in S'illot) and Cala Santanyi (in Santanyi). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Playa Nudista El Mago, indulge your taste buds at Mallorca on foot, see the interesting displays at Palau March Museu, and see some colorful creatures with Peter Diving.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Palma de Mallorca road trip site.

You can fly from Seville to Palma de Mallorca in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Palma de Mallorca can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

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 discover tucked-away gems like Vila Vella (Old Town) and Illuminated Fountain. Venture out of the city with trips to Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona (in Castelldefels), Fenals Beach (in Lloret de Mar) and Salou (Llevant Beach & Capellans Beach). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Placa d'Espanya, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and take in the waterfront at Port Vell.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 2 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Santo Inacio, and then get outside with Oporto Buggy Adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): make a trip to Liberdade Square, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then examine the collection at FC Porto Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Matosinhos Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Porto vacation planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Porto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Barcelona to Porto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in July; daily highs in Porto reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Room Escape Games and Spas. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Nazare (Praia da Nazare & O Sitio), Guincho Beach (in Cascais) and Baleal Beach (in Peniche). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, kick back and relax at Troia Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and wander the streets of Parque das Nacoes.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon journey planner.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Porto in July: highs in Lisbon hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Plaza de Santa Ana, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then walk around Parque Europa, and finally cool off at Aquopolis.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid. Traveling from Lisbon in July, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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Majorca travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Nightlife · Churches
Majorca offers much more than 550 km (342 mi) of shoreline, with its golden beaches and tranquil waters ideal for leisurely sailing trips. Although the island’s coastline attracts nearly 8 million tourists each year, away from the most popular beach resorts, chances for an enjoyable and authentic Majorca vacation abound, including exploring its signature limestone cliffs, now popular for cliff jumping. Deeper inland, you'll find rugged mountains and sprawling plains covered with vineyards. In the island’s interior, numerous small restaurants serve delicious and affordable authentic Mediterranean food.
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Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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