21 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

21 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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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
Fly:  4 h 30 min
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 18.5- 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, Praia da Luz, Nandi Charity Shop
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Praia da Cordoama ©
Praia da Cordoama
Praia da Luz ©
Praia da Luz
Arrifana Beach ©
Arrifana Beach

5
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Head to Canastra and Ex Libris Gourmetfor plenty of shopping. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Falesia Beach and Praia dos Salgados. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira) and Vale de Centeanes Beach (in Carvoeiro). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água, stroll through Praia Gale, stop by By Nature, and head outdoors with Xiri Beach Bar.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Albufeira day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vila do Bispo to Albufeira takes an hour. April in Albufeira sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Tavira, Canastra, Praia da Marinha, Algarve, 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Plaza de España and Centro Historico de Sevilla. Head to Zaguan 24 and Productos de la Sierrafor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, look for gifts at Las Moradas, Artesania Andalusi, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Seville trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Albufeira to Seville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Albufeira to Seville is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

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

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 El Brabantino and El Rastro. Plaza Mayor and Gran Via are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo & Catedral Primada). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, walk around Casa de Campo, wander the streets of Barrio de Salamanca, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seville in April since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Madrid

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Toledo
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Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palacio da Bolsa and Belomonte 20. Visit Praia do Carneiro and Praia da Luz for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: browse the fresh offerings at Mercado do Bolhao and look for gifts at Casa de Baiao no Porto.

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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Mercado do Bolhao ©
Mercado do Bolhao
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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