53 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

53 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Porto, Portugal
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nazare, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
Fly
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Maspalomas, Spain
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Ronda, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nerja, Spain
— 5 nights
Drive
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Elche, Spain
— 2 nights
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Javea, Spain
— 4 nights
Taxi to Dènia, Ferry to Ibiza Town
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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Platja d'Aro, Spain
— 6 nights
Drive to Barcelona International Airport, Fly to Ben Gurion International Airport

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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Madrid is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Madrid is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Madrid when traveling from Tel Aviv in August, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

5
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Porto, Portugal

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Coimbra (Portugal dos Pequenitos & Praca do Comercio). There's much more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), do some rugged touring at Oporto Buggy Adventure, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Porto trip planning website.

Getting from Madrid to Porto by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Porto is minus 1 hour. In August, Porto is a bit cooler than Madrid - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nazare.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

3
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Nazare, Portugal

Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. Go for a jaunt from Nazare to Obidos to see Lagoa de Obidos about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: zoom along the surf with Atlantic Safaris, see Naturumm, cool off at NORPARK-DIVERSÕES AQUÁTICAS-NAZARÉ, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nazare tour planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Nazare takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Nazare sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Nazare

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

6
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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

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 (Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Palace, &more). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), wander the streets of Alfama, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nazare to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Lisbon sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Maspalomas, Spain

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Step out of Maspalomas with an excursion to La Fortaleza Centro de Interpretation in Santa Lucia--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Gran Massage - Massage Gran Canaria Maspalomas Playa del Ingles, take a memorable tour with Canary Diving Adventures, explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, and cool off at Amadores Fun Park.

Plan my day in Maspalomas using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Maspalomas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Lisbon in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Maspalomas, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Seville, Spain

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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, see where the action happens at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville tour builder site.

Getting from Maspalomas to Seville by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maspalomas to Seville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Maspalomas in September, Seville is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Ronda, Spain

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: push the limits with TopBuggy, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, and learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ronda online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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Nerja, Spain

Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Nerja is known for nature, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test your problem-solving skills at Torrenigma Escape Room, explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo, explore the activities along Río Chíllar, and Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nerja journey planning tool.

You can drive from Ronda to Nerja in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Ronda in September, with highs in Nerja at 31°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Elche.

Things to do in Nerja

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

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Elche, Spain

Elche, or Elx, is a town located in the comarca of Baix Vinalopó, Spain. On the 25th (Sat), awaken your taste buds at Bodegas Faelo, get outside with Parque Municipal, walk around Palmeral of Elche, then make a trip to Misteri D'Elx, and finally don't miss a visit to Torre de la Calahorra. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, test your team's savvy at In Time Escape Room Santa Pola, enjoy the sea views from Faro de Santa Pola, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Carabassi, and finally admire the natural beauty at El Palmeral.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Elche day trip planning website.

Getting from Nerja to Elche by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Nerja in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Elche, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Javea.

Things to do in Elche

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Javea, Spain

Xàbia or Jávea is a coastal town in the comarca of Marina Alta, in the province of Alicante, Valencia, Spain, by the Mediterranean Sea. When in Javea, make a side trip to see Mirador Monte Toix in Calpe, approximately Calpe away. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with Siesta Advisor, relax in sumptuous surroundings at local Arab baths, head outdoors with La Cova Tallada, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Grava.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Javea trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Elche to Javea takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Javea, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Javea

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Ibiza Town, Spain

Party Capital of Europe

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Ibiza Town is known for nightlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Platja de ses Salines, explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, see the interesting displays at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, and kick back and relax at Cala Comte.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Ibiza Town holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Javea to Ibiza Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Barcelona, Spain

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, stroll around Parc Guell, admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain, and don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ibiza Town to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Platja d'Aro.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Neighborhoods

6
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Platja d'Aro, Spain

Castell-Platja d'Aro is a municipality in the middle of the Costa Brava in Catalonia, Spain. Get out of town with these interesting Platja d'Aro side-trips: Far de Sant Sebastia (in Llafranc), Tossa de Mar (Cala Futadera, Vila Vella (Old Town), &more) and Pals (Torre Den Quart & Torre de les Hores). The adventure continues: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, kick back and relax at Playa Cala Rovira, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playas de Calella, and contemplate the long history of Sant Antoni de Calonge.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Platja d'Aro road trip app.

Drive from Barcelona to Platja d'Aro in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Barcelona in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Platja d'Aro, with lows of 13°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Platja d'Aro

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Spain travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · 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.

Portugal travel guide

4.3
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.