35 days in Portugal, Spain & Andorra Itinerary

35 days in Portugal, Spain & Andorra Itinerary

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35 days in Portugal, Spain & Andorra Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Albufeira, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Seville, Spain
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h
5
Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
Train:  3 h
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Coimbra (Seminario Maior da Sagrada Familia, Jardim Botanico, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, don't miss a visit to Livraria Lello, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, and get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado do Bolhao.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Porto planning website.

Manchester, UK to Porto is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in February; daily highs in Porto reach 16°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Coimbra
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Sintra National Palace & Quinta da Regaleira). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Belém Tower, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see maps and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Lisbon are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

4
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albufeira: Lagos (Ponta da Piedade, Fishing Charters & Tours, &more), Sagres (Pura Vida & Cape Saint Vincent) and Museu do Mar e da Terra da Carrapateira (in Carrapateira). There's still lots to do: ride a horse along Clube Equestre A Palmeirinha, relax in the rural setting at Mr Frutas, hike along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, and get outside with Praia da Cova Redonda.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Albufeira road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Albufeira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lagos, Sagres, Lagoa, Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Hermitage, Clube Equestre A Palmeirinha
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Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Clube Equestre A Palmeirinha ©
Clube Equestre A Palmeirinha
Photography Tours

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seville: Ronda (Puente Viejo, Fuente de los Ocho Canos, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, make a trip to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), walk around Parque de Maria Luisa, and admire the striking features of Plaza de Santa Marta.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Seville trip site.

You can drive from Albufeira to Seville in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Albufeira to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ronda
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

6
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Ayuntamiento de Toledo, Custodia de Arfe, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, stroll around Casa de Campo, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip builder app.

Take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seville in March, expect Madrid to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
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EXIT Madrid ©
EXIT Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

6
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, stop by El Barri Gòtic, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary planning tool.

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in March since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Escaldes-Engordany.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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nights
Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra

Escaldes-Engordany ©
Boasting a host of hot springs and just a stone's throw away from the capital, Les Escalades is a popular choice for those who want some rest and relaxation after hitting the slopes or the stores.
Step out of Escaldes-Engordany to go to Ordino and see Estanys de Tristaina, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Grandvalira, trek along Rec del Sola, get outside with Vallnord Pal-Arinsal, and see the interesting displays at Museu Casa d'Areny-Plandolit.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Escaldes-Engordany online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Escaldes-Engordany takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Escaldes-Engordany

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Andorra la Vella, Ordino, Museu Casa Rull, Comapedrosa Valley National Park, Pic de l'Estanyo
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Grandvalira ©
Grandvalira
Vallnord Pal-Arinsal ©
Vallnord Pal-Arinsal
Comapedrosa Valley National Park ©
Comapedrosa Valley National Park

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