17 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

17 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Start: Denver, United States
Drive + Fly:  17 h
1
Funchal, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
4
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Denver, United States


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3
nights
Funchal, Portugal

The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at CR7 Museum and Blandy's Wine Lodge. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parque de Santa Catarina and Ponta de Sao Lourenco. And it doesn't end there: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo Girao, see Off-Road Tours, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Funchal online itinerary planner.

Denver, USA to Funchal is an approximately 17- hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from Denver in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Funchal, with highs around 68°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Things to do in Funchal

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cabo Girao, Ponta de Sao Lourenco
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Swim with Dolphins
Parque de Santa Catarina ©
Parque de Santa Catarina
Walking tours

1
night
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria ©
As the largest city in the Canary Islands, Las Palmas serves as a popular vacation destination, encompassing lively island culture and all the modern amenities of a major metropolis.
On the 21st (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico Viera & Clavijo, wander the streets of Vegueta, then get engrossed in the history at Casa de Colon, and finally kick back and relax at Las Canteras Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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Casa de Colon ©
Casa de Colon
Jardin Botanico Viera & Clavijo ©
Jardin Botanico Viera & Clavijo
Vegueta ©
Vegueta

4
nights
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain

Puerto Del Carmen ©
One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique and Fundacion Cesar Manrique are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa Dorada Beach and Surf Spot Famara. Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Del Carmen side-trips: Montana Roja (in Playa Blanca) and Museo de Arte Sacro (in Haria). There's still lots to do: stroll through Playa Chica, enjoy the sand and surf at Papagayo Beach, Head underground at Cueva de los Verdes, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador Del Rio.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Del Carmen journey planner.

Fly from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Puerto Del Carmen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Puerto Del Carmen are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Playa Blanca, Haria, Jardin de Cactus, Museo de la Pirateria
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Playa Dorada Beach ©
Playa Dorada Beach
Surf Spot Famara ©
Surf Spot Famara
Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique ©
Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Castell de Eivissa, then visit Dalt Vila, and then take a leisurely stroll along Puerto de Ibiza. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cala Salada, kick back and relax at Cala Comte, and then head off the coast to Es Vedra.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ibiza Town trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Del Carmen to Ibiza Town takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Del Carmen to Ibiza Town is 1 hour. In April, Ibiza Town is little chillier than Puerto Del Carmen - with highs of 68°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cala Comte, Playa Cala Salada
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Playa Cala Salada
Playa Cala Salada
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Dalt Vila ©
Dalt Vila

2
nights
Cordoba, Spain

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and then make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, snap pictures at Roman Bridge, then make a trip to Patios de Cordoba, and finally take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cordoba tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Ibiza Town to Cordoba by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. When traveling from Ibiza Town in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Cordoba

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Palacio de Viana ©
Palacio de Viana

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água, kick back and relax at Falesia Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Gale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Cape Saint Vincent, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Camilo, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lagos journey maker site.

You can drive from Cordoba to Lagos in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cordoba to Lagos. Traveling from Cordoba in April, you will find days in Lagos are a bit cooler (69°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Cape Saint Vincent
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Praia Gale ©
Praia Gale
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana

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