11 days in Spain, Carvoeiro & Cascais Itinerary

11 days in Spain, Carvoeiro & Cascais Itinerary

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Fly
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Mahon, Spain
— 1 night
Fly to Valencia, Train to Alicante
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Alicante, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nerja, Spain
— 2 nights
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Drive to Málaga Airport, Fly to Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport), Drive to Carvoeiro
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Carvoeiro, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive
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Cascais, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Mahon, Spain

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with Son Bou Scuba and then kick back and relax at Playa de Son Bou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a stroll along the water at Puerto Mahon​, then hike along Cami de Cavalls, then delve into the distant past at Torralba d'en Salort, and finally don't miss a visit to Playas de Cavelleria.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mahon visit planner.

London, UK to Mahon is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from London to Mahon, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, things will get a bit warmer in Mahon: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Alicante.

Things to do in Mahon

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Alicante, Spain

— 3 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.
Explore Alicante's surroundings by going to Benidorm (Exposicion Los Clicks Toman Benidorm, Mundomar, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Santa Barbara, make a trip to Explanada de Espana, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de San Juan, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Alicante (MACA).

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

Getting from Mahon to Alicante by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. June in Alicante sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Alicante

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Nerja, Spain

— 2 nights
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to El Puente del Águila, explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burriana Beach, then make a trip to Balcony of Europe, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Alberquilla, then see Off-Road Tours, and then explore the activities along Río Chíllar.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nerja trip builder.

Drive from Alicante to Nerja in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Alicante in June, plan for little chillier nights in Nerja, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Carvoeiro.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Carvoeiro, Portugal

— 1 night
On the 21st (Mon), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the waterfront at Carvoeiro Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Marinha, and finally trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Carvoeiro trip maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nerja to Carvoeiro. Traveling from Nerja to Carvoeiro, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Carvoeiro when traveling from Nerja in June, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cascais.

Things to do in Carvoeiro

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Cascais, Portugal

— 3 nights

Town of Kings and Fishes

A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
Explore Cascais' surroundings by going to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Castelo dos Mouros). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Quinta da Regaleira, get a sense of history and politics at Câmara Municipal, contemplate the long history of Sintra National Palace, and explore the activities along Vale dos Lagos at Parque de Pena.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cascais driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Carvoeiro to Cascais in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Carvoeiro in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Cascais. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cascais

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Architectural Buildings · 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.