60 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

60 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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60 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Atlanta, United States
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Evora, Portugal
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Seville, Spain
— 6 nights
train:  45​min
4
Cordoba, Spain
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Malaga, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
6
Lanzarote, Spain
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Maspalomas, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
8
Avila, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
10
Zaragoza, Spain
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
11
Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Atlanta, United States


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5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Castle of the Moors. Get a sense of the local culture at Castelo de S. Jorge and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Batalha Monastery (in Batalha) and Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Belém Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Estrela Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmo Convent, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon vacation builder.

Atlanta, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Lisbon is 5 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 45°F in Lisbon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Batalha Monastery
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 15:
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

6
nights
Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Capela dos Ossos and Castelo de Alegrete are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) and Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Penha. Explore Evora's surroundings by going to Igreja Matriz de Sta Maria (in Estremoz), eco Palacete Borralho Relógio (in Cuba) and Casa-Museu Jose Regio (in Portalegre). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Se Catedral de Evora, make a trip to Centro Historico de Evora, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Marvao, and delve into the distant past at Almendres Cromlech.

To find maps and more tourist information, read our Evora trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Vidigueira, Museu Mineiro do Lousal em Grandola, Castelo de Marvao, Centro Ciencia Viva do Lousal - Mina de Ciencia, Igreja da Misericordia (Vila Vicosa)
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 21:
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Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls

6
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 some cultural insight at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Barrio Santa Cruz. Museum-lovers will get to explore Seville Museum of Fine Arts and Museo Del Jamon de Monesterio. Explore Seville's surroundings by going to Ruinas del Teatro Romano de Regina (in Casas de Reina), Llerena (Iglesia Mayor de Nuestra Senora de la Granada & Iglesia Parroquial de Santiago Apostol) and Olvera (Church of Nuestra Senora de la Encarnacion & Arab Castle). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Plaza de Espana, admire the striking features of Casa de Pilatos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de los Marineros, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basílica de la Macarena.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Seville sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Evora to Seville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Evora to Seville due to the time zone difference. January in Seville sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Olvera, Llerena, Museo Del Jamon de Monesterio, Ruinas del Teatro Romano de Regina
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 27:
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Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

5
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Jewish Quarter (Juderia) and Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos and Roman Bridge. Get out of town with these interesting Cordoba side-trips: Castillo de Almodovar del Rio (in Almodovar del Rio), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Montilla) and Jaen (Alcaudete, Jaén Cathedral, & more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Lorenzo, and get to know the fascinating history of Calleja de las Flores.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cordoba trip generator.

Take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cordoba are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can take a train to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Jaen, Castillo de Almodovar, Banos de la Encima Castle
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 1:
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Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Jaén Cathedral ©
Jaén Cathedral
Castillo de Almodovar ©
Castillo de Almodovar

5
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Get some cultural insight at Alhambra and Automobile and Fashion Museum. Let the collections at Museo Picasso Malaga and Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Malaga: Granada (Generalife, Cathedral and Royal Chapel (Capilla Real), & more), Marbella Old Quarter (in Marbella) and La Carihuela (in Torremolinos). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga, delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santiago, and step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Malaga vacation builder.

Getting from Cordoba to Malaga by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Malaga, with lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Lanzarote.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Granada, Marbella Old Town, La Carihuela
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 6:
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum

6
nights
Lanzarote, Spain

Lanzarote ©
Today, the entire island is a World Biosphere Reserve, with over 500 different kinds of plants, 17 of which are endemic.
Popular historic sites such as Lady of Sorrows Mancha Blanca Church and Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Fundacion Cesar Manrique and Parque Natural de Corralejo. When in Lanzarote, make a side trip to see Corralejo Dunes in Corralejo, approximately 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del papagayo, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montana Roja, take a stroll through Pueblo Marinero, and get great views at Mirador del Rio.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Lanzarote travel itinerary creator.

Fly from Malaga to Lanzarote in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In February, Lanzarote is a bit warmer than Malaga - with highs of 70°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Lanzarote

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Corralejo
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 12:
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Fundacion Cesar Manrique ©
Fundacion Cesar Manrique
Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique ©
Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique
Surf Spot Famara ©
Surf Spot Famara

4
nights
Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
El Faro de Maspalomas and La Fortaleza Centro de Interpretation will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa de Las Canteras and Vegueta. When in Maspalomas, make a side trip to see Casa de Colón in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa de Mogan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Amadores, look for gifts at Tresor Noir, and take in nature's colorful creations at Palmitos Park.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Lanzarote to Maspalomas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. In February, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Avila.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Tresor Noir, Playa de Amadores, La Fortaleza Centro de Interpretation, Playa de Mogan
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 16:
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Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach
Vegueta ©
Vegueta
Casa de Colon ©
Casa de Colon

3
nights
Avila, Spain

Avila ©
Get some historical perspective at The Walls of Avila and The Four Posts. Get a sense of the local culture at Catedral de Ávila and Basilica de San Vicente. Venture out of the city with trips to Alba de Tormes (Iglesia de la Anunciacion y Sepulcro de Sta Teresa, Basílica de Santa Teresa, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capilla de Mosen Rubi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Nicolás, delve into the distant past at Castro Celta El Raso, and step into the grandiose world of Palace of Los Velada.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Avila trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Maspalomas to Avila takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maspalomas to Avila due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Maspalomas in February, expect nights in Avila to be cooler, around 30°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Avila

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alba de Tormes, Castro Celta El Raso
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:
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The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Basilica de San Vicente ©
Basilica de San Vicente
Cathedral of Avila ©
Cathedral of Avila

6
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Nacional del Prado and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Monasterio y Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial (in San Lorenzo de El Escorial), Segovia (Catedral de Segovia & Alcazar de Segovia) and Toledo (Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes & Catedral Primada). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, contemplate the long history of Casa de Campo, explore the world behind art at Lázaro Galdiano Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Santa María la Real de la Almudena.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Madrid vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Avila to Madrid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Avila in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 36°F in Madrid. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Segovia, Toledo, Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 25:
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Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

6
nights
Zaragoza, Spain

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar and Ermita de Santiago. Visit Monasterio de Piedra and Palacio de la Aljaferia for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Zaragoza side-trips: Museo Angel Orensanz y Artes de Serrablo (in Sabinanigo), Ermita de La Virgen de la Pena (in La Sotonera) and Espacio 042 - Centro Astronomico Aragones - Planetario (in Huesca). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Santa Engracia, do a tasting at Bodegas San Alejandro, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ascensor del Pilar.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zaragoza tour planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Zaragoza takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in February, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Ermita de La Virgen de la Pena, Centro Astronómico Aragonés, Palacio de los Condes de Bureta, Museo Angel Orensanz y Artes de Serrablo, Bodegas San Alejandro
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 3:
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Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza ©
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at El Barri Gòtic and Casa Batlló. El Cafè de la Pedrera and Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Montserrat Monastery (in Montserrat) and Tossa de Mar (Vila Vella (Old Town) & Castillo de Tossa de Mar). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of La Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through Ciutat Vella, explore the historical opulence of Montjuic Castle, and examine the collection at CosmoCaixa Barcelona.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Zaragoza to Barcelona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zaragoza in March since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Vila Vella (Old Town), Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 9:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey ©
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)

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