21 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

21 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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21 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg, Canada
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Vila do Bispo, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Albufeira, Portugal
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
5
Porto, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Winnipeg, Canada

1
night
Vila do Bispo, Portugal

Vila do Bispo ©
Vila do Bispo is a municipality in the Portuguese Algarve. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Arrifana Beach and then kick back and relax at Praia do Monte Clérigo. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Praia da Cordoama, then browse the range of quality goods at Nandi Charity Shop, and then kick back and relax at Praia da Luz.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vila do Bispo online trip itinerary maker .

Winnipeg, Canada to Vila do Bispo is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Winnipeg to Vila do Bispo is 6 hours. In April, Vila do Bispo is warmer than Winnipeg - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Vila do Bispo

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Aljezur, Nandi Charity Shop, Praia da Luz
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Arrifana Beach ©
Arrifana Beach
Praia da Cordoama ©
Praia da Cordoama
Praia da Luz ©
Praia da Luz

5
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Relax by the water at Praia Da Rocha and Praia dos Salgados. Get in touch with nature at Falesia Beach and Praia da Oura. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albufeira: Canastra (in Estoi), Vale de Centeanes Beach (in Carvoeiro) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia Gale, tour the pleasant surroundings at Algarve, look for gifts at Ex Libris Gourmet, and get outside with Xiri Beach Bar.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Albufeira day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Vila do Bispo to Albufeira in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Albufeira are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Tavira, Algarve, Praia Da Rocha, Canastra, Vale de Centeanes Beach
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

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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.
Visit Plaza de España and Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza for their historical value. Head to Zaguan 24 and Sangrespanolafor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, stop by TenTiles, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Seville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Seville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Shop till you drop at Mercado San Miguel and Gran Via. Prado National Museum and Catedral Primada are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Toledo to see Casco Historico de Toledo about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, wander the streets of Barrio de Salamanca, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid tour planner .

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Madrid when traveling from Seville in April, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Toledo
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

5
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.
Palacio da Bolsa and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Praia da Luz and Praia do Carneiro. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, stop by Casa de Baiao no Porto, wander the streets of Rua Santa Catarina, and view the masterpieces at Belomonte 20.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Porto online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Porto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid to Porto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Shopping Beaches Parks
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Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Praia do Carneiro ©
Praia do Carneiro

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