35 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

35 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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35 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Portimao, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h
5
Ronda, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Mijas, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Nerja, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
9
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
10
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
11
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom


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2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas, then kick back and relax at Playa de Maspalomas, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas. Here are some ideas for day two: experience the excitement of Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, then view the masterpieces at Art Blue EuroCenter, then get to know the resident critters at Palmitos Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Park of Maspalomas (El Parque Botanico de Maspalomas).

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Maspalomas route builder website .

Manchester, UK to Maspalomas is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Manchester in February; daily highs in Maspalomas reach 24°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria ©
Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. Escape the urban bustle at Parque Natural da Arrabida and Speed Boats Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Serra da Arrabida (in Setubal), Boca do Inferno (in Cascais) and Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra). The adventure continues: make a trip to Belém Tower, brush up on your military savvy at Museu de Marinha, take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Roque, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lisbon tour itinerary maker site .

Getting from Maspalomas to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Maspalomas in March, things will get a bit cooler in Lisbon: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Portimao.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Setubal, Boca do Inferno, Quinta da Regaleira
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Speed Boats Tours
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

3
nights
Portimao, Portugal

Portimao ©
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Church of Divino Salvador and Museu de Portimao. Get in touch with nature at AlgarveXplorers and Ponta Da Piedale. The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Tic Tac Bike Tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha, identify plant and animal life at Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve, and take in the waterfront at Alvor Boardwalk.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Portimao online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Portimao takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Portimao, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ponta da Piedade
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
AlgarveXplorers ©
AlgarveXplorers
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Plaza de España and Catedral de Sevilla. Get in touch with nature at Centro Ecuestre Entrepinares and Cerro del Hierro Quarry Walk. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, head outdoors with Paseo Alcalde Marques del Contadero, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia De Santa Catalina, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Seville trip planner.

You can drive from Portimao to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portimao to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March in Seville, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

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

4
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Get some cultural insight at Dona Felisa Winery and Palacio de Congresos de Ronda. Escape the urban bustle at Paddock Paradise Ronda and Climbing Tours. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, wander the streets of La Ciudad, do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ronda trip planner.

You can take a bus from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mijas.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites Wineries Outdoors
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Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda

2
nights
Mijas, Spain

Mijas ©
On the 18th (Wed), wander the streets of Marbella Old Town, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bikestardo, and finally do some two-wheel cruising with Vespa Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Adventure Rider Centre, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de Mijas, then head outdoors with ToroTrail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Picos de Mijas, and finally walk around Parque De La Paloma.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mijas trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Ronda to Mijas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Mijas sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Mijas

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

ToroTrail, Parque De La Paloma, Marbella Old Town
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Adventure Rider Centre ©
Adventure Rider Centre
Safaris
Bikestardo ©
Bikestardo

2
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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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Nerja, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador, and finally steep yourself in history at Punta Lara. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ermita de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of San Francisco, then learn about winemaking at Bodegas Bentomiz, and finally appreciate the history behind La Dorada 1a - Barco de Chanquete.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nerja journey planning website .

Traveling by car from Mijas to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Mijas in March, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Nerja. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Velez-Malaga, Bodegas Bentomiz
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Church of El Salvador ©
Church of El Salvador
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Bodegas Bentomiz ©
Bodegas Bentomiz

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Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Alhambra and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Monasterio Cartuja, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Granada itinerary planning site .

Getting from Nerja to Granada by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. March in Granada sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Granada

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step out of the city life by going to Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui and Parque de la Bombilla. Get some cultural insight at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Venture out of the city with trips to Segovia (Acueduct of Segovia, Puerto De Cotos, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip planner.

Getting from Granada to Madrid by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Madrid are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Necropolis del Puig des Molins and IbizaSport. Castell de Eivissa and Ibiza Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: stroll through Parc Natural Ses Salines d'Eivissa i Formentera, take a stroll through Dalt Vila, get outside with Navegar en Formentera, and kick back and relax at Cala Comte.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ibiza Town trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Ibiza Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Madrid in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 10°C in Ibiza Town. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sant Josep de Sa Talaia, IbizaSport, Parc Natural Ses Salines d'Eivissa i Formentera
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Necropolis del Puig des Molins
Necropolis del Puig des Molins

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Step out of the city life by going to Playa de La Barceloneta and Carretera de Les Aigues. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, explore the landscape on two wheels at Moubikes, get outside with Via Ferrata de les Baumes Corcades, and take a memorable tour with Cruising Barcelona Bike Tours.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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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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