60 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

60 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 7 nights
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Pamplona, Spain
— 6 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 3 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
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Portimao, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 6 nights
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Ronda, Spain
— 4 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 7 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain

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.
You'll get in some beach time at La Playa de Sitges and Playas de Calella. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ciutat Vella and Plaça de Sant Felip Neri. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Parc Francesc Macia (in Malgrat de Mar), Platja de Castell (in Palamos) and Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt (in Santa Coloma de Cervello). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of Barri de Gracia, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona holiday planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Barcelona. In December, Barcelona is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 8:

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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and Casco Historico de Toledo. Get some historical perspective at Basilica de San Vicente and Plaza Mayor. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé, Alcantara Bridge, &more), Avila (The Four Posts, The Walls of Avila, &more) and Playa del Alberche (in Aldea del Fresno). There's still lots to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, walk around Parque del Retiro, make a trip to Paseo del Prado, and steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid travel planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in December; daily highs in Madrid reach 54°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pamplona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 15:

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Pamplona, Spain

Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. Catedral de Pamplona and Monasterio de Nuestra Senora de la Piedad will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Fortress and Walls of Pamplona and Marques de Caceres. Explore Pamplona's surroundings by going to Bodega Valenciso (in Ollauri), Miguel Merino Winery (in Briones) and Bodegas Amezola de la Mora (in Torremontalbo). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Bodegas Valdemar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Saturnino, see the interesting displays at Museo Universidad de Navarra, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Bartolome.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Pamplona online journey planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Pamplona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Pamplona are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Pamplona

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 21:

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parte Vieja and Ekainberri. Popular historic sites such as Calle San Pedro and Miramar Palace are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from San Sebastian - Donostia: Zumaia (Ermita de San Telmo & Playa de Itzurun). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Concha Beach, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ondarreta Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia trip planning app.

Drive from Pamplona to San Sebastian - Donostia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In December, San Sebastian - Donostia is a bit warmer than Pamplona - with highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:

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Porto, Portugal

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Guimaraes Castle and Torre dos Clerigos. Visit Igreja do Carmo and Paco dos Duques de Braganca for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto: Castelo de Santa Maria da Feira (in Santa Maria da Feira), Praia da Costa Nova (in Gafanha da Encarnacao) and Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Apresentacao (in Aveiro). There's lots more to do: sample some tasty brews at Taste Porto Food Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira, learn about winemaking at Taylor's Port, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Porto sightseeing planner.

Fly from San Sebastian - Donostia to Porto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 30:

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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visit Convento de Cristo and Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castelo de Tomar and Castelo dos Mouros. Venture out of the city with trips to Fatima (Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Capela Das Aparicoes, &more), Evora (Igreja e Convento de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, Centro Historico de Evora, &more) and Capela de Sao Gregorio (in Tomar). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the historical opulence of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, and get to know the fascinating history of Miradouro de Santa Luzia.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Portimao.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 5:

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Portimao, Portugal

Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at Swan Day Spa, stroll through Praia dos Tres Irmaos, and then kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tres Castelos Beach, don't miss a visit to Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Salgados.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Portimao road trip planning app.

You can drive from Lisbon to Portimao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Portimao

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:

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Seville, Spain

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Barrio Santa Cruz and Casa de Sefarad. Popular historic sites such as Plaza de España and Catedral de Sevilla are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Seville side-trips: Cordoba (Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, Tiered Gardens of The Alcazaba, &more) and Castillo de Almodovar (in Almodovar del Rio). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, and get to know the fascinating history of Plaza del Triunfo.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seville online holiday planner.

Drive from Portimao to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Portimao to Seville is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Portimao in January since evenings lows in Seville dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 13:

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Ronda, Spain

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Visitas guiadas Ciudad Romana de Ocuri and Ruinas de Acinipo will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old City and El Tajo de Ronda. Step out of Ronda with an excursion to Casares Cemetery in Casares--about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo Lara, learn about winemaking at Descalzos Viejos S.L., don't miss a visit to Ronda, and stop by Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ronda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In January in Ronda, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:

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Granada, Spain

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.
Popular historic sites such as Royal Chapel of Granada and Alhambra are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Sinagoga del Agua. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Granada: Jaén Cathedral (in Jaen), Ubeda (Centro Historico, Holy Chapel of the Saviour, &more) and Playa de Cantarrijan (in Almunecar). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Monasterio Cartuja, browse the exhibits of Centro de Interpretacion Cuevas de Guadix, take a stroll through Albayzin, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Granada trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ronda to Granada by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ronda in January, things will get a bit cooler in Granada: highs are around 54°F and lows about 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Valencia.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 24:

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Valencia, Spain

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa de Levante and Playa de la Patacona. Explore hidden gems such as Placa del Castell and La Lonja de la Seda. Go for a jaunt from Valencia to Benidorm to see El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, wander the streets of Barrio del Carmen, visit Casco Antiguo, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Valencia planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Valencia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Granada in January, expect Valencia to be somewhat warmer, temps between 63°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 29:

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
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

4.3
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.

Algarve travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Theme Parks
Occupying the southernmost portion of Portugal's mainland, Algarve is wholeheartedly devoted to tourism and continuously ranks among Europe's top holiday destinations. Nearly 10 million annual visitors include Algarve on their itineraries, drawn mostly by the region's developed coastline, boasting nearly 200 km (125 mi) of impeccable beaches. Farther away from the water, the region offers an extensive network of hiking trails, ideal for active vacationers seeking a chance to explore a rugged southwestern corner of Europe once considered the very end of the world. If you need a few urban things to do on your vacation, head for the regional capital Faro, featuring a lively Old Town full of plazas, pedestrian lanes, and outdoor cafes.