27 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

27 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
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Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alicante, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Toledo, Spain
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa de La Barceloneta and Montana de Montserrat. Let the collections at Museu Picasso and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Barcelona is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Barcelona. Traveling from Dubai in November, expect Barcelona to be much colder, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stop by Real Fabrica, then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, wander the streets of Gran Via, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, Madrid is a bit cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight 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. 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally stop by Livraria Lello. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museu Serralves, kick back and relax at Praia do Carneiro, then steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally take a stroll through Ribeira do Porto.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto online vacation planner.

Fly from Madrid to Porto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Porto when traveling from Madrid in November, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to fly 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Feathers & Scales and Praia de Carcavelos. Do your shopping at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Rossio Square. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Praia da ursa, Praia Grande, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, wander the streets of Avenida da Liberdade, visit Alfama, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon itinerary planner.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Seville itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Lisbon to Seville in 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. In November, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can take a train to Cordoba.
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Cordoba, Spain — 2 nights

Pearl of Muslim Spain

Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana, admire the masterpieces at Centro de Arte Rafael Boti, then get to know the fascinating history of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then admire the landmark architecture of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally look for gifts at Sabor a Espana. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, trot along with a tour on horseback, then steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Victoria.

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

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 8°C in Cordoba. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Granada.
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Granada, Spain — 2 nights

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.
On the 21st (Mon), take a stroll through Albayzin, then admire the masterpieces at Milenium Gallery, and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): see the sky in a new way at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias), then look for gifts at Artesania del Arbol, and then take an exotic tour of TopSegway Granada.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Granada trip planner.

Getting from Cordoba to Granada by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cordoba, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Granada, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Alicante.
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Alicante, Spain — 2 nights

City of Sun

As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Alicante (MACA) and Valor Chocolate Museum. Get in touch with nature at Playa de Levante and El Palmeral. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Los Ilustres, see the interesting displays at Centro de Interpretacion Sobre Los Refugios Antiaereoos, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Santa Barbara, and get engrossed in the history at MARQ Museo Arqueologico de Alicante.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Alicante trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Granada to Alicante in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Granada in November; daily highs in Alicante reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Valencia.
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Valencia, Spain — 2 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 26th (Sat), browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia, steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral, then contemplate the waterfront views at Jardi del Turia, and finally admire the striking features of La Lonja de la Seda. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, kick back and relax at Playa Gandia, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chorradores.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Valencia trip itinerary app.

Getting from Alicante to Valencia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Alicante in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Valencia, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can fly to Toledo.
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Toledo, Spain — 4 nights

City of Three Cultures

Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
For shopping fun, head to Jacinta & Maria Chocolates or Antica Roma Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Tarentola Eco-Experiencias and Barrancas de Burujon. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Catedral Primada, take a stroll through Casco Historico de Toledo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and learn the secrets of beer at Evocarte.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Toledo travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Valencia to Toledo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Valencia in November; daily highs in Toledo reach 18°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough 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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Portugal travel guide

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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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