29 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

29 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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29 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Durban, South Africa
Fly:  17​h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Albufeira, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Ronda, Spain
— 3 nights
5
Nerja, Spain
— 3 nights
bus + train:  5​h
6
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Durban, South Africa


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3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cabo da Roca. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Belém Tower and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, and wander the streets of Alfama.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Lisbon road trip planning site .

Durban, South Africa to Lisbon is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Durban to Lisbon, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durban in October, expect Lisbon to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Cabo da Roca, Quinta da Regaleira
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

4
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Escape the urban bustle at Praia Da Rocha and Praia do Amado. Family-friendly places like Telheiro Beach and Praia Monte Gordo will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Albufeira side-trips: Algar de Benagil (in Benagil), Praia Vale Dos Homens (in Rogil) and Ponta Da Piedale (in Lagos). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Falesia Beach and kick back and relax at Algarve.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Albufeira tour itinerary planning website .

Getting from Lisbon to Albufeira by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia do Amado, Ponta Da Piedale, Telheiro Beach, Algarve, Praia Da Rocha
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Vale Dos Homens ©
Praia Vale Dos Homens

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): explore by horseback at Centro Ecuestre Entrepinares, explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and then admire the striking features of Plaza de España.

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Getting from Albufeira to Seville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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 October, daytime highs in Seville are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Step out of the city life by going to Paddock Paradise Ronda and El Tajo de Ronda. Get some cultural insight at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo and Museo Lara. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Ronda Dressage, take a memorable tour with Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ronda day trip planning tool .

Getting from Seville to Ronda by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October in Ronda, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

3
nights
Nerja, Spain

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Get in touch with nature at Playa de la Alberquilla and Burriana Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Playa El Salon and Playa Torrecilla. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa del Molino de Papel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nerja day trip tool .

Drive from Ronda to Nerja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Nerja are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Playa del Molino de Papel ©
Playa del Molino de Papel

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get some cultural insight at Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. Step out of Madrid with an excursion to Catedral Primada in Toledo--about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Parque del Retiro, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, explore by horseback at Horse Riding Madrid, and explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Nerja to Madrid by combination of bus and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Playa de La Barceloneta. Parc Guell and Casa Batllo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, examine the collection at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

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You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, Barcelona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

6
nights
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Family-friendly places like Platja de ses Salines and Cala Conta will thrill your kids. Escape the urban bustle at Cala S'Illot des Rencli and Castell de Eivissa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ibiza Town: Cala Lena (in San Carlos), Cala Vadella (in Cala Vadella) and Cala d'Aubarca (in Sant Antoni de Portmany). The adventure continues: stroll through Playa des Codolar, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Can Marca, pause for some serene contemplation at Ibiza Cathedral, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Moli.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town trip planner .

Getting from Barcelona to Ibiza Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October in Ibiza Town, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ibiza, Cala Comte, Cala S'Illot des Rencli, Kentucky Derby, Cala d'Aubarca
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte

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