32 days in Portugal, Spain & Greece Itinerary

32 days in Portugal, Spain & Greece Itinerary

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32 days in Portugal, Spain & Greece Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  20​h
1
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  6​h
2
Naxos, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
6
Coimbra, Portugal
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
10
Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
11
Madrid, Spain
— Few hours
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Philopappos Hill, Monastiraki, Mount Lycabettus, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take a stroll through Plaka and then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then wander the streets of Monastiraki, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Philopappos Hill.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Athens road trip planning tool .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Athens is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time (ART) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in March, with highs in Athens at 20°C and lows at 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Naxos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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nights
Naxos, Greece

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Zeus Hike. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Olive Groves & Byzantine Park Trail of Tragea and Panagia Aperathitissa. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agios Georgios Diasoritis, step off the mainland to explore Panagia Parthena Island, and stop by Apodo.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Naxos trip maker website .

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Naxos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Naxos can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Oia.

Things to do in Naxos

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Panagia Drossiani Church ©
Panagia Drossiani Church
Old Town ©
Old Town
Panagia Aperathitissa ©
Panagia Aperathitissa

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nights
Oia, Greece

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Megalochori - Traditional Village and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Oia trip maker app .

You can ride a ferry from Naxos to Oia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. March in Oia sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Oia

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Fira, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Megalochori - Traditional Village
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Helicopter Tours
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Capela dos Ossos and Centro Historico de Evora. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra), Evora (Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), & more) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Belém Tower, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip maker website .

Getting from Oia to Lisbon by flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Oia in March since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 10°C. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Ponte Romana. There's much more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sao Pedro dos Clerigos, browse the collection at Livraria Lello, and take in the waterfront at Ribeira Square.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Porto online trip planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ponte Romana, Capela de Nossa Senhora da Misericordia
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I

3
nights
Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Shrine of our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima and Biblioteca Joanina - Universidade de Coimbra. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coimbra: Batalha Monastery (in Batalha), Foz d'Egua (in Piodao) and Convent of Christ (in Tomar). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Nazare, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela Das Aparicoes.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Coimbra trip planner.

Getting from Porto to Coimbra by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lisbon.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nazare, Fatima, Foz d'Egua, Convent of Christ, Batalha Monastery
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Capela Das Aparicoes ©
Capela Das Aparicoes
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ

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Lisbon, Portugal

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Coimbra to Lisbon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mirador del Valle and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Segovia (Catedral de Segovia & Segovia Aqueduct), Avila (Cathedral of Avila, Basilica de San Vicente, & more) and Toledo (Catedral Primada, Puerta de Bisagra, & more). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Royal Palace of Madrid, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, admire all the interesting features of Stadio Santiago Bernabeu, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Madrid is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in March, things will get little chillier in Madrid: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Toledo, Avila, Segovia
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo
Mirador del Valle ©
Mirador del Valle

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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.
For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Seville day trip planner .

Take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in April, Seville is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Malaga.

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
Jardines de los Reales Alcazares ©
Jardines de los Reales Alcazares

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nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Puente Nuevo and Fundación Cueva de Nerja. Change things up with these side-trips from Malaga: Balcon de Europa (in Nerja) and Ronda (Mirador de los Viajeros Romanticos, El Tajo de Ronda, & more). There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque de Malaga, and explore the galleries of Alcazaba.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Malaga trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Seville to Malaga by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Malaga can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Madrid.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Ronda, Nerja
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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
Room Escape Games

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hours
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Puerta de Alcala and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Madrid using our trip planner.

Traveling by train from Malaga to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Malaga in April; daily highs in Madrid reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Puerta de Alcala ©
Puerta de Alcala

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