15 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

15 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  10 h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Albufeira, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Nerja, Spain
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Begur, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h
End: Cairo, Egypt


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1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, take a stroll through Alfama, and then contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip maker site.

Cairo, Egypt to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In August, Lisbon is slightly colder than Cairo - with highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Albufeira.

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Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Alfama ©
Alfama
Elevador de Santa Justa ©
Elevador de Santa Justa

3
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia Da Rocha and Praia da Cordoama. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia do Zavial (in Vila do Bispo), Portimao (Barranco das Canas Beach & Praia Do Vau) and Bordeira Beach (in Carrapateira). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Marinha and kick back and relax at Praia dos Salgados.

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You can drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Albufeira sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Albufeira

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Portimao, Vila do Bispo, Praia da Marinha, Bordeira Beach, Algarve
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Cordoama ©
Praia da Cordoama

2
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de España. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, don't miss a visit to Torre del Oro, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Seville online trip planner.

Getting from Albufeira to Seville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albufeira to Seville due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Spas
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
nights
Nerja, Spain

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. You'll get in some beach time at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo and Playa de la Alberquilla. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Playa El Salon, take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe, and stroll through Papagayo Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nerja travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Seville to Nerja takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Nerja can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nerja

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Playa de la Cala el Canuelo ©
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): wander the streets of Las Ramblas, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then stroll around Parc Guell. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planning tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Nerja to Barcelona in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Nerja in September, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Begur.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

2
nights
Begur, Spain

Begur ©
Begur is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Empordà in Catalonia, Spain, on the coastline of the Costa Brava.Begur has 3,986 inhabitants (according to the census of 2005). On the 12th (Sat), kick back and relax at L'illa Roja, stroll through Playa Sa Riera, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Platja Fonda, and finally kick back and relax at Platja Cala Aiguablava. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Platja Port Bo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Sa Tuna, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala d'Aiguafreda, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castell de Begur.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Begur visit planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Begur by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Barcelona in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Begur, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Begur

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Platja Port Bo
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L'illa Roja ©
L'illa Roja
Plage de Sa Tuna ©
Plage de Sa Tuna
Platja Fonda ©
Platja Fonda

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