41 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

41 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
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Nerja, Spain
— 4 nights
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Ronda, Spain
— 4 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
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Maspalomas, Spain
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain

— 5 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and walk around Parc Guell.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona route tool.

Rajkot, India to Barcelona is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Rajkot to Barcelona is minus 4.5 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Rajkot in December: highs in Barcelona hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:

Granada, Spain

— 3 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Go for a jaunt from Granada to Rute to see Los Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Alhambra, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, plan for little chillier nights in Granada, with lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

Nerja, Spain

— 4 nights
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, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador, enjoy the sand and surf at Capistrano Playa, stroll through Papagayo Beach, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nerja, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Granada to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:

Ronda, Spain

— 4 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Reservatauro Ronda, take in the views from Puente Nuevo, explore the striking landscape at El Tajo de Ronda, and stroll around Alameda Del Tajo.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ronda day trip planning tool.

Getting from Nerja to Ronda by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Nerja, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ronda, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:

Seville, Spain

— 4 nights

City of Towers

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.
Go for a jaunt from Seville to Cordoba to see Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba about 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire the landmark architecture of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville travel site.

You can drive from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Seville, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 14:

Maspalomas, Spain

— 4 nights

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Get out of town with these interesting Maspalomas side-trips: Buceo Agaete (in Agaete), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Centro Comercial las Arenas & Las Canteras Beach) and Roque Bentayga (in Tejeda). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Gran Massage - Massage Gran Canaria Maspalomas Playa del Ingles, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montana de Aguimes, take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Maspalomas day trip planning site.

You can fly from Seville to Maspalomas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Seville to Maspalomas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, Maspalomas is somewhat warmer than Seville - with highs of 24°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 6 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros & Quinta da Regaleira) and Obidos (Obidos Village & Vila Natal). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Maspalomas in January: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 24:

Porto, Portugal

— 4 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, make a trip to Liberdade Square, get a taste of the local shopping with Livraria Lello, and admire the natural beauty at Jardins do Palacio de Cristal.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Porto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 28:

Madrid, Spain

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, Catedral Primada, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Porto in January; daily highs in Madrid reach 12°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 2:

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.