15 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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15 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Miami, United States
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Evora, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Miami, United States


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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.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Vila Vella (Old Town). Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Boqueria and En construccio. Venture out of the city with trips to Fenals Beach (in Lloret de Mar) and Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey (in Montserrat). There's much more to do: stroll around Parc Guell, view the masterpieces at Base Elements Urban Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and explore the galleries of Casa Batllo.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Barcelona day trip planning site .

Miami, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Miami to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Miami in June: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 79°F and lows are around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fenals Beach, Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, Vila Vella (Old Town)
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Casa de Sefarad, take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then take in the views from Roman Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Patios de Cordoba, get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally get engrossed in the history at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Cordoba trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Barcelona to Cordoba in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ponta Da Piedale and Praia do Camilo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Saint Vincent and Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade. Venture out of the city with trips to Albufeira (Praia do Peneco & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana and tour the pleasant surroundings at Algarve.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lagos vacation builder tool .

Drive from Cordoba to Lagos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cordoba to Lagos is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Cordoba, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lagos, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Albufeira, Praia da Marinha, Algarve, Cape Saint Vincent
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana

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Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 17th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then steep yourself in history at Aqueduto da Agua de Prata, and finally step into the grandiose world of Monsaraz Castle and Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, delve into the distant past at Cromeleque dos Almendres, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, and finally steep yourself in history at Walls of Evora.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Evora tour planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Lagos in June, expect nights in Evora to be little chillier, around 58°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Monsaraz Castle and Walls
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Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
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 Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge. Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Cabo da Roca will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Castelo dos Mouros). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, take a stroll through Rossio Square, and take in the pleasant sights at Avenida da Liberdade.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lisbon road trip website .

You can drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Evora in June: highs in Lisbon hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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