48 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

48 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Cuenca, Spain
— 2 nights
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 5 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Calpe, Spain
— 1 night
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Alicante, Spain
— 3 nights
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Torrevieja, Spain
— 1 night
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Almeria, Spain
— 1 night
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
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Nerja, Spain
— 1 night
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Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
— 5 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Vigo, Spain
— 2 nights
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 2 nights
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La Coruna, Spain
— 1 night
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Salamanca, Spain
— 1 night
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Toledo, Spain
— 1 night
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Madrid, Spain

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. Take a break from Madrid with a short trip to Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, explore the ancient world of Templo de Debod, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Madrid vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from Argentina, the closest major aiport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. In April, daytime highs in Madrid are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Cuenca.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Cuenca, Spain

— 2 nights
Cuenca is a city in the autonomous community of Castile–La Mancha in central Spain. On the 26th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Parque Natural de la Serrania de Cuenca, get great views at Mirador Barrio del Castillo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral De Cuenca, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor de Cuenca, and finally take in the views from Puente de San Pablo (Saint Paul Bridge). Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Historic Walled Town of Cuenca, take a stroll through Los Rascacielos de Cuenca Barrio San Martin, explore the striking landscape at Ciudad Encantada, then don't miss a visit to Casas Colgadas, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Abstracto Espanol.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cuenca trip planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Cuenca takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Cuenca

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Popular historic sites such as Catedral de Mallorca and Palau de l'Almudaina are in your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Playa de Muro and Playa de Alcudia. Get out of town with these interesting Palma de Mallorca side-trips: Playa del Puerto de Pollensa (in Port de Pollenca), Cuevas del Drach (in Porto Cristo) and Museu de Pollenca (in Pollenca). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Mallorca Urban Adventures, tour the pleasant surroundings at Platja d'es Trenc, explore the historical opulence of Castell de Bellver, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Sant Francesc.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Palma de Mallorca trip site.

You can fly from Cuenca to Palma de Mallorca in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Palma de Mallorca can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia, contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of La Lonja de la Seda, then get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de la Virgen, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, stroll through Platja La Malvarrosa, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardi del Turia.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Valencia trip builder site.

Getting from Palma de Mallorca to Valencia by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Calpe.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Calpe, Spain

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): kick back and relax at Playa de Levante o la Fossa, immerse yourself in nature at Peñón de Ifac Natural Park, then kick back and relax at Playa de Levante, and finally enjoy the sea views from Faro de l'Albir.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Calpe driving holiday planner.

Getting from Valencia to Calpe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Calpe, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Alicante.

Things to do in Calpe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Castillo de Santa Barbara and Guadalest Valley. Venture out of the city with trips to Elche (Museo de la Festa, Basilica de Santa Maria, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Platja del Postiguet, take an in-depth tour of MARQ Museo Arqueologico de Alicante, admire the natural beauty at El Palmeral, and make a trip to Explanada de Espana.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Alicante trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Calpe to Alicante in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and tram. In May, daytime highs in Alicante are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Torrevieja.

Things to do in Alicante

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Torrevieja, Spain

— 1 night
Torrevieja is a seaside city and municipality located on the Costa Blanca in the province of Alacant, in south Valencian Country. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de La Inmaculada Concepcion, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, then steep yourself in history at Torre del Moro, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at La Mata Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Torrevieja trip maker.

Traveling by car from Alicante to Torrevieja takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Almeria.

Things to do in Torrevieja

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Almeria, Spain

— 1 night
Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa San Miguel, kick back and relax at Monsul Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Genoveses. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Santa Ana, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Serena Beach, then kick back and relax at Playa de Aguadulce, and finally contemplate the long history of Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Almeria trip planner.

Getting from Torrevieja to Almeria by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Almeria can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Almeria

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada, and then get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Granada trip planning app.

You can drive from Almeria to Granada in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Almeria in May, Granada is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites

Nerja, Spain

— 1 night
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. On the 13th (Thu), browse for treasures at Nerja Book Centre, explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, enjoy the sand and surf at Burriana Beach, then enjoy breathtaking views from Balcony of Europe, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nerja trip planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Malaga, Spain

— 3 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Popular historic sites such as Malaga Cathedral and Teatro Romano are in your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa de Calahonda and Playa El Bajondillo. Step out of Malaga with an excursion to Playa de la Cala Mijas in La Cala de Mijas--about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Guadalmar, take in the waterfront at Puerto de Málaga, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro, and stroll through Playamar.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Malaga tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Malaga takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Seville, Spain

— 2 nights

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.
On the 17th (Mon), deepen your understanding at Royal Tobacco Factory, steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Casa de Pilatos, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, then contemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, and finally make a trip to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Seville route planning app.

Getting from Malaga to Seville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

— 5 nights

City of Palms

As the largest city in the Canary Islands, Las Palmas serves as a popular vacation destination, encompassing lively island culture and all the modern amenities of a major metropolis.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Catedral de Santa Ana and Basilica de la Virgen del Pino. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Agaete (Ermita de Nuestra Senora de las Nieves & Buceo Agaete) and La Cueva Pintada Grancanaria (in Galdar). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Las Canteras Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia de San Bernardo, steep yourself in history at Casco Historico de Arucas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ermita Espiritu Santo.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Seville to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Traveling from Seville in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, with lows around 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Lisbon.

Things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia da ursa and Praia de Carcavelos. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo dos Mouros. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Belém Tower, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Lisbon travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in May since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Porto, Portugal

— 3 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.
Relax by the water at Praia de Miramar and Praia da Costa Nova. Get some historical perspective at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Palacio da Bolsa. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto: Coimbra (Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Nova & Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz). There's much more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, and enjoy the sand and surf at Matosinhos Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Porto day trip planning website.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in May, expect nights in Porto to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Vigo.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vigo, Spain

— 2 nights
Vigo is a city and municipality in the province of Pontevedra, in Galicia, north-west Spain on the Atlantic Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): walk around Parque Monte del Castro, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Samil, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Vao, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Rodas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Cruceiro de Hio, pause for some serene contemplation at Real Mosteiro de Oia, then delve into the distant past at Castro de Santa Trega, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Tui Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vigo trip maker.

You can drive from Porto to Vigo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Vigo due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Vigo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Vigo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Botafumeiro, contemplate the long history of Praza da Inmaculada, then don't miss a visit to Plaza del Obradoiro, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa De Cabio, stroll around Parque de la Alameda, and then make a trip to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Santiago de Compostela road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Santiago de Compostela, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to La Coruna.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

La Coruna, Spain

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Riazor, then enjoy the sea views from Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), then get to know the fascinating history of Monte de San Pedro, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa de las Ciencias.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the La Coruna trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Santiago de Compostela to La Coruna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in La Coruna are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in La Coruna

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Calle San Pedro, then steep yourself in history at Historic Center of Hondarribia, then explore the historical opulence of Miramar Palace, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de la Mota, then stop by Parte Vieja, and finally make a trip to Plaza de la Constitucion.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia route builder website.

You can fly from La Coruna to San Sebastian - Donostia in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in San Sebastian - Donostia can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Salamanca, Spain

— 1 night

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), then contemplate the long history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at La Purisima Church.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Salamanca online trip planner.

You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Salamanca in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. When traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Salamanca, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Toledo.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites

Toledo, Spain

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Toledo itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Toledo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Salamanca in June since evenings lows in Toledo dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites · Museums

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.

Gran Canaria travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Geologic Formations
Often described as a "continent in miniature" because of its wildly varied landscapes and climates, Grand Canaria is mostly known for its long coastline where tourism thrives at modern resorts. The island is also a ideal for sightseeing by bike or on foot. A wide range of trails, from easy to challenging, link the island’s picturesque coastline and the quieter inland areas, which are dotted by green ravines and sleepy villages. Savvy travelers explore the island’s ancient but well-preserved cave dwellings, many of which have been turned into small restaurants serving a myriad of local delicacies unlikely to be found on the menu of any big-city eatery.