15 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

15 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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15 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly + Bus:  11 h 15 min
1
Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
3
Costa Adeje, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Cairo, Egypt


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3
nights
Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Get in touch with nature at Ponta Da Piedale and Speed Boats Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Falesia Beach and Praia Dona Ana. Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Praia da Rocha (Casa do "Vo" Serafim & Praia Da Rocha), Molhe Beach (in Ferragudo) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Camilo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lagos trip itinerary planning app.

Cairo, Egypt to Lagos is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cairo to Lagos. Traveling from Cairo in July, things will get slightly colder in Lagos: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Portimao, Praia da Marinha, Molhe Beach
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 5th (Sun), observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Amoreiras Shopping Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, hunt for treasures at Feira da Ladra, then wander the streets of Chiado, and finally admire the local landmark of Rossio Square.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip site.

You can drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Lagos in July, plan for little chillier nights in Lisbon, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Costa Adeje.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Chiado ©
Chiado
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Rossio Square ©
Rossio Square

2
nights
Costa Adeje, Spain

Whether you're a sophisticated pleasure seeker with the taste for Canarian cuisine and classy shopping, or a nature lover hungry of adventures, you can have it all on a well-balanced Costa Adeje vacation.
On the 7th (Tue), admire the verdant scenery at Masca Valley, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Teide National Park, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at El Medano, kick back and relax at Playa de Fanabe, then kick back and relax at Playa del Duque, and finally stroll through Playa de las Vistas.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Costa Adeje trip tool.

You can fly from Lisbon to Costa Adeje in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Lisbon in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Costa Adeje, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tenerife, Playa de las Vistas, Playa El Medano
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Teide National Park ©
Teide National Park
Playa del Duque ©
Playa del Duque

2
nights
Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): look for gifts at El Antojito. Chocolates y mas delicias, then kick back and relax at Las Canteras Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Agustin, and finally explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa de Mogan, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Maspalomas travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Costa Adeje to Maspalomas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Maspalomas can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Playa de Mogan, Playa de Amadores, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Puerto de Pollensa, kick back and relax at Playa de Muro, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Alcudia, and finally make a trip to Passeig des Born. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Natural de Mondrago, see the interesting displays at Castell de Bellver, and then take in the awesome beauty at Serra de Tramuntana.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Palma de Mallorca trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Maspalomas to Palma de Mallorca by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Maspalomas in July, you will find days in Palma de Mallorca are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Serra de Tramuntana, Parc Natural de Mondrago, Playa de Muro, Playa del Puerto de Pollensa, Playa de Alcudia
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Playa del Puerto de Pollensa
Playa del Puerto de Pollensa
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia

3
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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fenals Beach and Playa de La Barceloneta. Head to La Boqueria and Mercat del Art de la Placa de Sant Josep Oriolfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, get into the urban bustle at CaixaForum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Barcelona road trip planner.

Fly from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Barcelona are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Fenals Beach
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La Boqueria ©
La Boqueria
Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach
Playa de La Barceloneta ©
Playa de La Barceloneta

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