18 days in Spain & Porto Itinerary

18 days in Spain & Porto Itinerary

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18 days in Spain & Porto Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
2
Toledo, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Burgos, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Leon, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
6
Vigo, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
9
Salamanca, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
10
Segovia, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
11
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Prado National Museum, Mercado San Miguel, Plaza Mayor, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Gran Via, make a trip to Plaza de Espana Madrid, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena, and finally contemplate the long history of Sobrino de Botin. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Parque del Retiro, explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and finally take in a show at La Taberna de Mister Pinkleton.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Madrid is an approximately 12- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to Madrid is 5 hours. Traveling from San Juan in May, expect nights in Madrid to be colder, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Toledo.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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Toledo, Spain

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Toledo Train Vision as well as Cuentame Toledo. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get a taste of local nightlife at Cuentame Toledo and then tour in style with Toledo Train Vision.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Toledo online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Madrid to Toledo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Toledo can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Burgos.

Things to do in Toledo

Tours Nightlife
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Toledo Train Vision ©
Toledo Train Vision

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night
Burgos, Spain

Burgos ©
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Catedral De Burgos as well as Bodegas Portia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral De Burgos and then do a tasting at Bodegas Portia.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Burgos holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Toledo to Burgos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Toledo in May: high temperatures in Burgos hover around 20°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Leon.

Things to do in Burgos

Wineries Historic Sites
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Bodegas Portia ©
Bodegas Portia
Catedral De Burgos ©
Catedral De Burgos

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Leon, Spain

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. On the 27th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Museo Gaudi Casa Botines, then don't miss a visit to Capilla del Cristo de la Victoria, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Puente del Passo Honroso.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Leon journey builder.

Getting from Burgos to Leon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Puente del Passo Honroso
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Puente del Passo Honroso ©
Puente del Passo Honroso
Museo Gaudi Casa Botines ©
Museo Gaudi Casa Botines
Capilla del Cristo de la Victoria ©
Capilla del Cristo de la Victoria

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
On the 28th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico and then don't miss a visit to Portico de la Gloria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Pazo de Oca, then make a trip to Dolmen de Axeitos, and then delve into the distant past at Castro de Barona.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago de Compostela trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Leon to Santiago de Compostela in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can take a train to Vigo.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Barona, Pazo de Oca
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Castro de Barona ©
Castro de Barona
Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico ©
Portico de la Gloria ©
Portico de la Gloria

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Vigo, Spain

Vigo ©
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 30th (Mon): make a trip to Casco antiguo de Pontevedra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Santa Maria, then make a trip to Puente de Rande, and finally don't miss a visit to Casco Vello Vigo.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vigo trip planner.

You can take a train from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Vigo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Vigo

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pontevedra, Puente de Rande
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Basilica of Santa Maria ©
Basilica of Santa Maria
Casco Vello Vigo ©
Casco Vello Vigo
Puente de Rande ©
Puente de Rande

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, then contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, then get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado do Bolhao, then don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, and finally don't miss a visit to Palacio de Cristal.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Porto itinerary app.

You can drive from Vigo to Porto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vigo to Porto. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Ciudad Rodrigo.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Food Tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain

Ciudad Rodrigo
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Fortificacion y Murallas, make a trip to Castillo Alcazar de Enrique II, then make a trip to Plaza Mayor de Ciudad Rodrigo, and finally don't miss a visit to Ciudad Rodrigo - Casco Historico.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ciudad Rodrigo day trip website.

Getting from Porto to Ciudad Rodrigo by car takes about 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Salamanca.
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nights
Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Salamanca is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, admire the striking features of Palacio de Anaya, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja).

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Salamanca trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ciudad Rodrigo to Salamanca takes an hour. In June in Salamanca, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Segovia.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums
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Universidad de Salamanca ©
Universidad de Salamanca
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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Segovia, Spain

Segovia ©
As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take a stroll through Old City, don't miss a visit to Acueduct of Segovia, then learn about all things military at Alcazar of Segovia, then examine the collection at Catedral de Segovia, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Segovia trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Salamanca to Segovia by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salamanca in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Segovia. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Segovia

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Acueduct of Segovia ©
Acueduct of Segovia
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Santa Ana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo Cerralbo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, admire the masterpieces at Museo Lazaro Galdiano, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum of Spain, and finally stroll around Casa de Campo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid tour itinerary site.

Getting from Segovia to Madrid by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Segovia in June, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Casa de Campo ©
Casa de Campo
Real Jardin Botanico ©
Real Jardin Botanico

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