18 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

18 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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18 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Fatima, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Salamanca, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
7
Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
8
Evora, Portugal
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h
9
Siguenza, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h
End: Lisbon, Portugal


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2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at CR7 Museum, step into the grandiose world of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, then get engrossed in the history at Museu de Marinha, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ancient Art, and finally engage your brain at Pavilhao do Conhecimento. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Domingos ( Santa Justa e Rufina ), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santo Antonio de Lisboa, and then walk around Parque da Paz.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon road trip planning website .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). In February, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Fatima.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Parque da Paz
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Palácio Nacional da Ajuda ©
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda
Santo Antonio de Lisboa ©
Santo Antonio de Lisboa

1
night
Fatima, Portugal

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos, examine the collection at O Milagre de Fatima - Museu Interativo, examine the collection at Wax Museum of Fátima, browse for treasures at St. Andre Arte Sacra, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museu do Santuário de Fátima, and finally see the interesting displays at Fatima Luz e Paz. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Centro de Interpretação da Batalha de Aljubarrota, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capelas Imperfeitas, and then admire the masterpieces at Mimo - Museu Da Imagem Em Movimento.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fatima trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a bus from Lisbon to Fatima in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In February, daily temperatures in Fatima can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Fatima

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Batalha, Mimo - Museu Da Imagem Em Movimento
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O Milagre de Fatima - Museu Interativo ©
Museu do Santuário de Fátima ©
Museu do Santuário de Fátima
Capelas Imperfeitas ©
Capelas Imperfeitas

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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.
To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Porto day trip planner .

Getting from Fatima to Porto by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Porto

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vila Nova de Gaia
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Pocas Vinhos ©
Pocas Vinhos
Casa do Infante ©
Casa do Infante
MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto ©

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Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Plaza de Anaya, then admire the landmark architecture of Clerecia (Iglesia del Espiritu Santo), and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Purisima Church.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Salamanca visit planner.

Drive from Porto to Salamanca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Salamanca is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Porto in February, with highs in Salamanca at 12°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites
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Clerecia (Iglesia del Espiritu Santo) ©
Plaza de Anaya ©
Plaza de Anaya
La Purisima Church ©
La Purisima Church

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cava Baja Gallery and Iglesia de la Vera Cruz. Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas and La Real Botica de la Reina Madre will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Palacio Real de Riofrío (in Navas de Riofrio) and Iglesia de San Millán (in Segovia). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Paseo de la Castellana, get engrossed in the history at Centro Sefarad Israel, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de los Sagrados Corazones, and explore the galleries of Palacio de Liria.

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

You can drive from Salamanca to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. February in Madrid sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Segovia, Palacio Real de Riofrío
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Paseo de la Castellana ©
Paseo de la Castellana
Cava Baja Gallery ©
Cava Baja Gallery
Palacio Real de Riofrío
Palacio Real de Riofrío

2
nights
Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
On the 2nd (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal de Arte Taurino and then make a trip to Puerta del Almodovar.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cordoba sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Cordoba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums
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2
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Museo de Arte Flamenco de la Pena Juan Breva Malaga, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santiago, take in the spiritual surroundings of Episcopal Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacred Heart Church (Sagrado Corazon), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Juan Bautista. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo Historico-Etnologico, get outside with Adventure Rider Centre, then examine the collection at Enoteca Museo del Vino Mijas, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Carvajal Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Malaga trip app .

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Malaga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Malaga, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Mijas, Carvajal Beach
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Episcopal Palace ©
Episcopal Palace
Sacred Heart Church (Sagrado Corazon) ©

2
nights
Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 6th (Fri), do a tasting at Dona Dorinda, do a tasting at Casa Relvas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, then take an in-depth tour of Museu do Relogio - Polo de Evora, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Garcia de Resende Theater (Evora). Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Evora Public Garden, examine the collection at Aldeia da Terra, examine the collection at Aldeia da Terra, explore the world behind art at Museum of Sacred Art of the Cathedral of Evora, then explore the ancient world of Termas Romanas, and finally examine the collection at Forum Eugenio de Almeida.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Evora day trip app .

Getting from Malaga to Evora by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Malaga to Evora due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Malaga in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Evora. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Siguenza.

Things to do in Evora

Museums Wineries Outdoors

Side Trip

Aldeia da Terra
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3
nights
Siguenza, Spain

Siguenza ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Monasterio de las H.H. Clarisas and Iglesia De San Miguel De Almazan. Get some historical perspective at Castle of Siguenza and Iglesia Parroquial Nuestra Senora Del Rivero. Get out of town with these interesting Siguenza side-trips: Iglesia de San Miguel Arcangel (in San Esteban De Gormaz), Castillo de Berlanga de Duero (in Berlanga de Duero) and Ermita de San Miguel de Gormaz (in Gormaz).

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Siguenza trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Evora to Siguenza. Traveling from Evora to Siguenza, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Evora in March, Siguenza is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Siguenza

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

San Esteban De Gormaz, Castillo de Berlanga de Duero, Iglesia De San Miguel De Almazan, Ermita de San Miguel de Gormaz
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Castle of Siguenza ©
Castle of Siguenza
Castillo de Berlanga de Duero ©
Castillo de Berlanga de Duero
Monasterio de las H.H. Clarisas ©
Monasterio de las H.H. Clarisas

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