60 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

60 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 9 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Salamanca, Spain
— 3 nights
Train to Madrid, Fly to Lagos
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Lagos, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 6 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 6 nights
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Ronda, Spain
— 6 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 7 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 6 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
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Madrid, Spain — 9 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, El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, &more), El Cortijuelo (in Las Rozas) and Segovia (Alcazar of Segovia & Acueduct of Segovia). There's lots more to do: walk around Parque del Retiro, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip planner.

Newark, USA to Madrid is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Madrid, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Madrid: highs are around 59°F and lows about 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can fly to Lisbon.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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Find places to stay Mar 1 — 10:

Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Sintra National Palace & Quinta da Regaleira). There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon online day trip planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lisbon, with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Salamanca.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Tours
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Find places to stay Mar 10 — 14:

Salamanca, Spain — 3 nights

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salamanca: Avila (The Walls of Avila & Catedral de Avila). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, contemplate the long history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, get a sense of history and politics at Universidad de Salamanca, and admire the landmark architecture of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja).

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Salamanca trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Lisbon to Salamanca in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Salamanca, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, Salamanca is a bit cooler than Lisbon - with highs of 58°F and lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lagos.
Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 17:

Lagos, Portugal — 5 nights

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lagos: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Centro Historico de Albufeira (in Albufeira) and Sagres (Cape Saint Vincent & Fortaleza de Sagres). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Falesia, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take the plunge with Skydive Seven, and take in the waterfront at Alvor Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lagos route builder.

Getting from Salamanca to Lagos by combination of train and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Salamanca in March, expect Lagos to be a bit warmer, temps between 64°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Porto.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 22:

Porto, Portugal — 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Porto: Coimbra (Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, Jardim Botanico, &more). Dedicate the 26th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, walk around Museu Serralves, stroll through Ribeira do Porto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Porto day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Lagos to Porto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in March, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly to Seville.
Tours · Wineries · Parks · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 28:

Seville, Spain — 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Seville side-trips: Cordoba (Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos & Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seville trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Seville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Seville are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ronda.
Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Wineries
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Ronda, Spain — 6 nights

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Explore Ronda's surroundings by going to Gaucin (Lanas del Rio & El Hacho). There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Aldehuela, gain insight with TopBuggy, and learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ronda trip maker tool.

You can drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in April, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.
Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Apr 3 — 9:

Granada, Spain — 7 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Granada side-trips: Nerja (Balcony of Europe, Church of El Salvador, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Alhambra, get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and soak in style at Turkish baths.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Granada online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ronda to Granada in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. While traveling from Ronda, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Granada, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Valencia.
Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Apr 9 — 16:

Valencia, Spain — 6 nights

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Get out of town with these interesting Valencia side-trips: Skp Room (in Alzira), Altea (Paseo Maritimo Joaquin Planell de Altea, La Objiteca Design Store, &more) and Torre del Gerro (in Denia). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and ponder the world of politics at Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

For maps and tourist information, read Valencia trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Granada to Valencia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Valencia are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Wineries
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 22:

Barcelona, Spain — 7 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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Barcelona day trip planning site.

Getting from Valencia to Barcelona by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Valencia, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 29:

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.

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.