26 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

26 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Porto, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Fatima, Portugal
— 1 day
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Evora, Portugal
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Ardales, Spain
— 1 day
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Estepona, Spain
— 6 nights
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Faro, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Porto, Portugal — 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Torre dos Clerigos, Church of Santa Clara, Muralha Fernandina, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, explore the activities along Douro River, take a stroll through Ribeira do Porto, and shop like a local with Livraria Lello.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto trip maker website.

Sacramento, USA to Porto is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sacramento in June: highs in Porto hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Fatima.
Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 3:

Fatima, Portugal — 1 day

Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Your day by day itinerary now includes Praia da Nazare, University of Coimbra and Ria de Aveiro. On the 3rd (Sun), explore the activities along Ria de Aveiro, take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, don't miss a visit to Batalha Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capelas Imperfeitas, and finally kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare.

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You can drive from Porto to Fatima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Fatima, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Lisbon.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mercado da Ribeira, Lisbon Oceanarium and Centro Historico de Cascais. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Sintra National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, take a stroll through Alfama, and snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon itinerary website.

You can drive from Fatima to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Fatima, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.
Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 7:

Evora, Portugal

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
You've now added Capela dos Ossos to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Evora online trip maker.

You can drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Lisbon, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Evora, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for Seville.
Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

Seville, Spain — 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Triana, Heart of Sevilla Free Tours and Casa de la Memoria. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa, catch all the local highlights with Heart of Sevilla Free Tours, steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, and finally don't miss a visit to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

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Traveling by car from Evora to Seville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Evora to Seville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Evora in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 68°F in Seville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Ardales.
Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Ardales, Spain — 1 day

Ardales is a town and municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ardales National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ardales online vacation planner.

You can drive from Seville to Ardales in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Ardales can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Estepona.
Nature · Parks
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Estepona, Spain — 6 nights

Estepona is a town and municipality in the comarca of the Costa del Sol, southern Spain. You've added Grand Casemates Square, The Moorish Castle Complex (The Tower of Homage and The Gate House), World War II Tunnels, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Estepona side-trips: Marbella (Paseo Maritimo, Puerto Banus Marina, &more). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Estepona and go for a walk through Marbella Old Town.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Estepona day trip tool.

Drive from Ardales to Estepona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Ardales in July, expect nights in Estepona to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 82°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sat) before leaving for Faro.
Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 16:

Faro, Portugal — 5 nights

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Praia da Marinha, Algar Seco, Carvoeiro Boardwalk, and other attractions you added. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Faro: Tavira (Tavira Island & Praia do Barril). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape St. Mary, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town Faro, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Faro road trip website.

Getting from Estepona to Faro by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Estepona to Faro, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Faro, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 68°F at night. On the 21st (Thu), you're off to Lisbon.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:

Lisbon, Portugal

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip maker app.

You can fly from Faro to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Faro in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 63°F in Lisbon. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Thu).
Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

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.

Spain travel guide

4.5
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.