22 days in Portugal, Spain & Tangier Itinerary

22 days in Portugal, Spain & Tangier Itinerary

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22 days in Portugal, Spain & Tangier Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Sintra, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Evora, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Cadiz, Spain
— Few hours
Bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Tarifa, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Ronda, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  45​min
9
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
10
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  45​min
11
Toledo, Spain
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Segovia, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  3​h 45​min
13
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
14
Tangier, Morocco
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
15
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Toronto, Canada

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Sintra, Portugal

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): stop by Po de Arroz.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sintra online visit planner .

Toronto, Canada to Sintra is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Sintra, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Sintra is somewhat warmer than Toronto - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Sintra

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cascais
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Praia do Tamariz ©
Praia do Tamariz
Museu Condes de Castro ©
Museu Condes de Castro
SintrArt ©
SintrArt

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Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, then explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, and finally stop by Divinus Gourmet.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Evora trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Sintra to Evora in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Evora sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cadiz.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Shopping
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Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

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Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz ©
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Palacio del Virrey Laserna and then learn about winemaking at Bodegas Luis Perez.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cadiz trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Evora to Cadiz takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Evora to Cadiz. When traveling from Evora in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Cadiz, with highs around 27°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Tarifa.

Things to do in Cadiz

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jerez De La Frontera
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Bodegas Luis Perez ©
Bodegas Luis Perez
Palacio del Virrey Laserna ©
Palacio del Virrey Laserna

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Tarifa, Spain

Tarifa ©
As the southernmost point in Europe, Tarifa is famous for having the continent’s best windsurfing conditions, making it a well-known surfer’s paradise.
To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tarifa road trip planning site .

Traveling by bus from Cadiz to Tarifa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Tarifa, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Arcos de la Frontera.

Things to do in Tarifa

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia
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Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis ©
Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis

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Arcos de la Frontera, Spain

Arcos de la Frontera ©
Arcos de la Frontera is a town and municipality in the Sierra de Cádiz comarca, province of Cádiz, in Andalusia, Spain. On the 7th (Sun), play a few rounds at Arcos Gardens Golf Club & Country Estate, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Menor de Santa Maria, then don't miss a visit to Monjas Mercedarias Descalzas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Pedro.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Arcos de la Frontera trip builder site .

You can drive from Tarifa to Arcos de la Frontera in 2 hours. While traveling from Tarifa, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Arcos de la Frontera, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Arcos de la Frontera

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites
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Basilica Menor de Santa Maria ©
Basilica Menor de Santa Maria
Iglesia de San Pedro ©
Iglesia de San Pedro
Monjas Mercedarias Descalzas ©
Monjas Mercedarias Descalzas

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Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 8th (Mon), examine the collection at Museo Lara, contemplate the long history of Casa Del Rey Moro, then explore the striking landscape at El Tajo de Ronda, and finally take in the views from Puente Nuevo.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ronda online attractions planner .

You can drive from Arcos de la Frontera to Ronda in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Ronda are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Museo Lara ©
Museo Lara
Casa Del Rey Moro ©
Casa Del Rey Moro

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Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): look for gifts at Munira and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Granada day trip planner .

Drive from Ronda to Granada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Shopping
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Munira ©
Munira

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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 10th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado de Triana, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, and finally wander the streets of Calle Sierpes.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville road trip app .

Drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Seville are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Calle Sierpes ©
Calle Sierpes

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Sala el Potro, then take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Arqueologico de Cordoba.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cordoba trip planner.

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cordoba can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Museo Arqueologico de Cordoba ©
Museo Arqueologico de Cordoba

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Madrid attractions planner.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Madrid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Cordoba in May, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Toledo.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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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.
On the 14th (Sun), stop by Jacinta & Maria Chocolates, take in the spiritual surroundings of El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Toledo travel route planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Toledo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Toledo are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Segovia.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Jacinta & Maria Chocolates ©
Jacinta & Maria Chocolates

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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 15th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Alcazar of Segovia, pause for some serene contemplation at San Esteban Church, then stop by The Singular Olivia, and finally steep yourself in history at Monasterio Sta. Maria del Parral.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Segovia trip maker.

Traveling by car from Toledo to Segovia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Toledo in May, you will find days in Segovia are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Segovia

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Monasterio Sta. Maria del Parral ©
Monasterio Sta. Maria del Parral
San Esteban Church ©
San Esteban Church

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 16th (Tue), stroll around Parc Guell, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally take a stroll through Passeig de Gracia. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip planning site .

Getting from Segovia to Barcelona by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tangier.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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Tangier, Morocco

Tangier ©
Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
On the 18th (Thu), examine the collection at American Legation, don't miss a visit to Petit Socco, then contemplate the long history of Tangier Casbah, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Place du Grand 9 Avril 1947.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tangier online holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Tangier takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Tangier is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Tangier

Historic Sites Museums
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Petit Socco ©
Petit Socco
Tangier Casbah ©
Tangier Casbah
American Legation ©
American Legation

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chiado and Belém Tower. Get some historical perspective at Avenida da Liberdade and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, look for gifts at Goodies Boutique, tour the water at your own pace with Lisbon by Boat, and hunt for treasures at Feira da Ladra.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lisbon online trip maker .

Getting from Tangier to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. May in Lisbon sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Portugal Bike
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Chiado ©
Chiado
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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