17 days in Andalucia & Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Andalucia & Portugal Itinerary

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17 days in Andalucia & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  9​h 45​min
1
Nerja, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
3
Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel


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2
nights
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. On the 30th (Mon), Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Alberquilla. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Salon and then kick back and relax at Playa del Molino de Papel.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nerja trip itinerary site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Nerja is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in September; daily highs in Nerja reach 31°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Granada.

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Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary ©
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take a stroll through Albayzin, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Galeria Alea, and then admire the landmark architecture of Alhambra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, then steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas, and then step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Granada travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Ronda.

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Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

2
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): tour in harmony with nature at Paddock Paradise Ronda, get a taste of the local shopping with Scott Simpson Fine Art, then explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, then get great views at Mirador de Aldehuela, and finally identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda. Here are some ideas for day two: cast your line with a fishing tour and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Ronda trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Granada to Ronda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
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Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

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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 6th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then see where the action happens at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, then take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla, and finally don't miss a visit to Eglise du Divin Sauveur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Un Gato en Bicicleta, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then admire the striking features of Plaza de España.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Seville trip itinerary website .

Take a bus from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Seville, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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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 Dolphin & Whale Watching and Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia do Carvalho (in Carvoeiro), Casa do "Vo" Serafim (in Praia da Rocha) and Algar de Benagil (in Benagil). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta Da Piedale, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lagos trip planner .

Traveling by car from Seville to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Lagoa, Carvalho Beach
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Carvalho Beach ©
Carvalho Beach
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
For shopping fun, head to Museu Calouste Gulbenkian or Rossio Square. Belém Tower and Quinta da Regaleira are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Castelo dos Mouros) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, wander the streets of Alfama, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lisbon online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Lagos to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Lagos in October, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Lisbon. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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