34 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

34 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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34 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Potes, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
6
Lagos, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
8
Ronda, Spain
— 4 nights
9
Nerja, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Granada, Spain
— Few hours
11
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel


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4
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.
Spend the 4th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the local landmark of Magic Fountain (Font Magica), don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, and admire all the interesting features of Camp Nou.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona route planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Barcelona is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Tel Aviv in August since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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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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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.
Go for a jaunt from Ibiza Town to Sant Antoni de Portmany to see Cala Bassa about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: have fun at Kentucky Derby, wander the streets of Dalt Vila, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Ibiza, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Comte.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Ibiza Town day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Ibiza Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Ibiza Town are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Potes.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Eulalia del Rio, Cala Comte, Cala Bassa
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Ibiza Cathedral ©
Ibiza Cathedral

4
nights
Potes, Spain

Potes ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Potes: Parque Nacional de Los Picos de Europa (in Posada de Valdeon), Fundacion Cabrales Cueva Exposicion Queso Cabrales (in Arenas de Cabrales) and Cueva El Soplao (in Celis).

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Potes online visit planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ibiza Town to Potes. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Ibiza Town in August, with highs in Potes at 26°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Potes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Church of Santa Maria, Cueva El Soplao, Picos Xtreme, Parque Nacional de Los Picos de Europa, Picos de Europa
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Picos Xtreme ©
Picos Xtreme
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Picos de Europa ©
Picos de Europa

4
nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
Dedicate the 14th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cais da Ribeira, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Porto journey builder .

Traveling by car from Potes to Porto takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Potes to Porto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Porto are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

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Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, & more). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Porto in August: highs in Lisbon hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stroll through Praia do Camilo, then explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lagos travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. August in Lagos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo

3
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.
Pack the 23rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Isla Magica. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, make a trip to Puente de San Bernardo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Seville journey builder tool .

Drive from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Ronda in August, plan for little chillier days in Seville, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Theme Parks 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ronda: Playa de la Barrosa (in Chiclana de la Frontera) and Playa Bolonia (in Tarifa). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, get great views at Puente Nuevo, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ronda trip planning website .

You can drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Bolonia, Playa de la Barrosa
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

3
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. Nerja is known for nature, beaches, nightlife, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Burriana Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nerja attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Nerja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo ©
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo
Río Chíllar ©
Río Chíllar

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): make a trip to Carrera del Darro and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Granada trip planner .

You can drive from Nerja to Granada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Carrera del Darro ©
Carrera del Darro

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 1st (Sun), examine the collection at Prado National Museum, then explore the activities along Retiro Park, and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Granada to Madrid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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