28 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

28 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  26 h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Tossa de Mar, Spain
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Subway + Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Evora, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
8
Porto, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Casco Historico de Toledo and Alcazar of Segovia. Take a break from the city and head to Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park and Naturaltur. Venture out of the city with trips to Chorrera de los Litueros (in Somosierra) and Toledo (Alcantara Bridge, San Martin Bridge, &more). There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, wander the streets of Barrio de Salamanca, have some family-friendly fun at EXIT Madrid, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gran Via.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip builder website.

Melbourne, Australia to Madrid is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in November: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 17°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Toledo, Alcazar of Segovia, Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park, Naturaltur, Chorrera de los Litueros
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo
Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park ©
Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, make a trip to Placa d'Espanya, then stroll through Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona, then visit El Born, and finally wander the streets of Ciutat Vella. On your second day here, browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Arenas De Barcelona, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, head outdoors with Bunker del Carmel, stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, and finally stop by Las Ramblas.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in November: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Tossa de Mar.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona ©
Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

1
night
Tossa de Mar, Spain

Tossa de Mar ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stroll through Platja mar menuda, steep yourself in history at Els Ametllers, admire the masterpieces at Museu Municipal de Tossa de Mar, then kick back and relax at Great Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Platja d’es Codolar, and finally steep yourself in history at Vila Vella (Old Town). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): kick back and relax at Cala del Senyor Ramon, explore the activities along Cala Futadera, then hike along Cala Pola, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Santa Maria de Llorell.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tossa de Mar trip builder site.

Getting from Barcelona to Tossa de Mar by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Barcelona in November since evenings lows in Tossa de Mar dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Tossa de Mar

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Platja mar menuda ©
Platja mar menuda
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Great Beach ©
Great Beach

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 15th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, look for gifts at La Oleoteca de Sevilla, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, then get to know the fascinating history of Plaza del Triunfo, and finally stop by Barrio Santa Cruz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Magdalena, contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory, admire the striking features of Edificio La Adriatica, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and finally don't miss a visit to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Seville trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Tossa de Mar to Seville takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Tossa de Mar in November, Seville is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Food Tours

2
nights
Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
On the 16th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Statue of Gil Eanes, then look for gifts at Bolodoce & Cafe, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Misericordia of Alvor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Dona Ana, don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural de Lagos, kick back and relax at Praia do Camilo, explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, then visit a coastal fixture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, and finally get outside with Pro Putting Garden.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lagos online visit planner.

Drive from Seville to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Seville to Lagos, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Portimao
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo

2
nights
Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): examine the collection at Aldeia da Terra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then head outdoors with Evora Public Garden, and finally learn about winemaking at Adega Ervideira. On your second day here, make a trip to Urban and Traditional Center of Monsaraz, experience rural life at Corktrekking, then look for gifts at Corticarte - Arte em Cortica, then see the interesting displays at Monte da Ravasqueira, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Evora visit planner.

You can drive from Lagos to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Evora when traveling from Lagos in November, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Wineries Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Monsaraz, Arraiolos, Corktrekking, Corticarte - Arte em Cortica
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Adega Ervideira ©
Adega Ervideira
Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) ©
Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora)
Monte da Ravasqueira ©
Monte da Ravasqueira

6
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Shop till you drop at Rua Augusta and Centro Colombo. Step off the beaten path and head to Parque das Nacoes and Parque Natural da Arrabida. Venture out of the city with trips to Obidos (Mercado Biologico de Obidos & Obidos Village), Baleal Beach (in Peniche) and Praia Foz do Arelho (in Caldas da Rainha). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Avenida da Liberdade, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, explore the striking landscape at Cabo Espichel, and take a stroll through Alfama.

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

You can drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cascais, Obidos, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Praia da Nazare, Cabo Espichel
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Parque Natural da Arrabida ©
Parque Natural da Arrabida
Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Guincho Beach ©
Guincho Beach

5
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.
For shopping fun, head to Mercado Bom Sucesso or Livraria Lello. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rua Santa Catarina and Parque da Cidade do Porto. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto: Serra do Viso (in Celorico de Basto), Guimaraes (Alberto Sampaio Museum & Montanha- Parque da Penha) and Geres (Cascata Tahiti, Miradouro da Pedra Bela, &more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela das Almas, and do a tasting at Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto travel planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Pinhao, Geres, Guimaraes, Quinta Santa Eufemia
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Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge ©
Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge
Porto Augusto's ©
Porto Augusto's
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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