21 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

21 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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21 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem, Israel
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Maspalomas, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Albufeira, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
5
Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Nerja, Spain
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Jerusalem, Israel


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3
nights
Maspalomas, Spain

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Visit Las Canteras Beach and Playa de Mogan for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa de Amadores. Get out of town with these interesting Maspalomas side-trips: Valleseco (Barranco de la Virgen & Area Recreativa de La Laguna). There's much more to do: stroll through Playa de Maspalomas, explore the striking landscape at Mirador Caldera de los Marteles, catch some excitement at Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, and kick back and relax at Playa De Las Burras.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas holiday planning site.

Jerusalem, Israel to Maspalomas is an approximately 12- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Western European Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Jerusalem in אפריל, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Maspalomas: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Valleseco, Playa de Mogan, Mirador Caldera de los Marteles, Las Canteras Beach, Playa de Amadores
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Alfama, then explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, and then stroll through Praia da ursa.

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Getting from Maspalomas to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Maspalomas in אפריל, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Visit Praia Da Rocha and Praia Gale for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Falesia Beach and Praia dos Salgados. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albufeira: Speed Boats Tours (in Lagoa), Portimao (Vau Beach & AlgarveXplorers) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água, stroll through Pescadores Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lagoa dos Salgados.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Albufeira travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In אפריל, daily temperatures in Albufeira can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Praia da Marinha, Pescadores Beach, Speed Boats Tours
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

2
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.
On the 3rd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ride a horse along Centro Ecuestre Entrepinares, then head outdoors with Paseo Alcalde Marques del Contadero, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Seville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Albufeira to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In מאי in Seville, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Outdoors 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

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 5th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Casa Del Rey Moro, take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, then visit Old City, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paddock Paradise Ronda. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, then do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Ronda trip maker tool.

You can take a bus from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In מאי, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Parks
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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise 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. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burriana Beach and Playa El Salon. Get outdoors at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary and Fundación Cueva de Nerja. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Capistrano Playa, take in the dramatic natural features at Paseo de los Carabineros, tour the pleasant surroundings at Papagayo Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico Detunda Cueva De Nerja.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nerja holiday 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 מאי, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla

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.
On the 10th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ibiza Cathedral, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Platja de ses Salines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): kick back and relax at Cala Comte, explore the activities along El Portitxol, then delve into the lush surroundings at Parc Natural Ses Salines d'Eivissa i Formentera, and finally Head underground at Cueva de Can Marca.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town road trip app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Nerja to Ibiza Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Nerja in מאי: highs in Ibiza Town hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ibiza, Cala Comte, Cueva de Can Marca
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Step out of the city life by going to Playa de La Barceloneta and Bodo Barcelona. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In מאי, daytime highs in Barcelona are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

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