36 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

36 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Ronda, Spain
— 4 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 3 nights
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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
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Porto, Portugal — 4 nights

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.
Dedicate the 22nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, make a trip to Livraria Lello, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Porto trip itinerary planning tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Porto is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dubai to Porto due to the time zone difference. In July, Porto is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.
Tours · Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:

Lisbon, Portugal — 5 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon journey builder site.

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Seville.
Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 29:

Seville, Spain — 3 nights

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.
Seville is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, see where the action happens at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, and take a stroll through Centro Historico de Sevilla.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Seville trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Seville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in July, you will find days in Seville are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Ronda.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:

Ronda, Spain — 4 nights

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, and examine the collection at Museo Lara.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ronda trip maker.

You can drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Granada.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors
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Granada, Spain — 3 nights

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Granada is known for historic sites, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Chapel of Granada, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Granada trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ronda to Granada by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daytime highs in Granada are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.
Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Madrid, Spain — 5 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, Catedral Primada, &more) and Segovia (Alcazar of Segovia & Acueduct of Segovia). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip planning website.

You can fly from Granada to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August in Madrid, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Valencia.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 13:

Valencia, Spain — 3 nights

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Valencia is known for zoos & aquariums, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, contemplate the long history of La Lonja de la Seda, contemplate the waterfront views at Jardi del Turia, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oceanografic Valencia.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Valencia trip planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Valencia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Valencia, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Ibiza Town.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:

Ibiza Town, Spain — 4 nights

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
When in Ibiza Town, make a side trip to see Cala Bassa in Sant Antoni de Portmany, approximately Sant Antoni de Portmany away. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at Massage Beach Ibiza, stroll through Playa Cala Salada, head off the coast to Es Vedra, and wander the streets of Dalt Vila.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ibiza Town day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Valencia to Ibiza Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:

Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Barcelona holiday builder website.

Getting from Ibiza Town to Barcelona by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. August in Barcelona sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 24:

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.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Churches · Landmarks
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.

Ibiza travel guide

3.7
Beaches · Nightlife · Outdoor Activities
Famous for its vibrant nightlife and numerous near-perfect beaches, Ibiza also features a rustic countryside few casual visitors ever get to see. Seaside festivals offer a convenient opportunity to soak up lots of local culture, but for a taste of genuine island life try to get away from the overcrowded tourist spots along the most popular sections of the coast. Though for many visitors Ibiza remains synonymous with endless raves on the waterfront, savvier travelers explore the island’s unspoiled northeast, which is covered by thick pine forests and olive groves. Away from the jostling tourist crowds you can experience the island’s lesser-known charms, including quiet wooded trails, secluded bays, and outstanding vineyards.