45 days in Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar Itinerary

45 days in Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
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Tarragona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 3 nights
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Cartagena, Spain
— 3 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 7 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Faro, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Angra do Heroismo, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 1st (Wed), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then admire the striking features of Palau Guell.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Barcelona visit planning website.

Vienna, Austria to Barcelona is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Tarragona.
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Tarragona, Spain — 3 nights

Tarragona is a port city located in northeast Spain on the Costa Daurada by the Mediterranean Sea. Explore Tarragona's surroundings by going to Cusco Berga (in Avinyonet del Penedes) and La Playa de Sitges (in Sitges). There's lots more to do: get insight into ancient worlds with Itinere - Day Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Pineda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona, and make a splash at Aquopolis Costa Dorada.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Tarragona online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Tarragona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tarragona are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Valencia.
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Valencia, Spain — 3 nights

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Valencia is known for zoos & aquariums, shopping, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, admire the landmark architecture of La Lonja de la Seda, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Catolica Santa Maria, and get a sense of history and politics at Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Valencia itinerary site.

Getting from Tarragona to Valencia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cartagena.
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Cartagena, Spain — 3 nights

On the 8th (Wed), take a stroll through Calle Mayor, then see the interesting displays at Museo Del Teatro Romano, and then take in the pleasant sights at Plaza del Ayuntamiento. Here are some ideas for day two: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de La Mata, and then browse the different shops at Zenia Boulevard.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cartagena trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Valencia to Cartagena in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Cartagena, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Granada.
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Granada, Spain — 3 nights

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Granada is known for historic sites, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Alhambra, look for gifts at Artesania del Arbol, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take a stroll through Albayzin.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Granada travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cartagena in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Granada. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.
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Malaga, Spain — 2 nights

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Malaga Cathedral. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront activity at Puerto Marina Benalmadena, stroll around Parque de Malaga, and then take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Malaga sightseeing site.

You can drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Malaga are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gibraltar.
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar — 7 nights

A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
Gibraltar is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at The Rock of Gibraltar, get a new perspective on nature at The Gibraltar National Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mediterranean Steps, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Apes Den.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gibraltar trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Gibraltar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Malaga in June, you will find days in Gibraltar are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seville: Cordoba (Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos & Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, see where the action happens at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville trip planner.

Drive from Gibraltar to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gibraltar in June: highs in Seville hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Faro.
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Faro, Portugal — 5 nights

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Faro: Praia de Monte Gordo (in Monte Gordo), Tavira (Camera Obscura - Tavira EYE, Tavira Island, &more) and Thai Massage Vilamoura (in Vilamoura). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Faro Cathedral, and make a splash at Aquashow Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Faro trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Seville to Faro takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Seville in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Faro: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

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: admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, visit Alfama, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon vacation maker.

Fly from Faro to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Faro in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Lisbon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Angra do Heroismo.
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Angra do Heroismo, Portugal — 4 nights

Angra do Heroísmo, generally known as Angra, is a municipality and city on the island of Terceira in the Portuguese autonomous region of the Azores. Angra do Heroismo is known for wildlife, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Serra do Cume, view the masterpieces at Olaria de S. Bento, and stroll around Duke of Terceira Garden.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Angra do Heroismo tour site.

You can fly from Lisbon to Angra do Heroismo in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Angra do Heroismo is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can fly to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 3 nights

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 10th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, take a stroll through Ribeira do Porto, and make a trip to Liberdade Square.

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

You can fly from Angra do Heroismo to Porto in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Azores Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

See even more of Barcelona: stroll around Parc Guell, visit El Barri Gòtic, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Barcelona. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Porto in July: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C.
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Spain travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · 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.
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Andalucia travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Castles · Landmarks
A region of geographic contrasts, Andalucía is home to ancient cities, sun-warmed beaches, deserts, and mountains. Spanning almost the entire southern section of Spain, it boasts a rich Moorish heritage, with numerous outstanding examples of Islamic architecture. Today, it’s a popular vacation destination for European tourists drawn to the modern resorts of Costa del Sol, but these beachside hotel complexes don’t overshadow Andalucía’s fascinating history. Numerous secluded corners of the coast remain unblemished by crowds. Farther inland, in cozy villages frozen in time, the local bar is the center of all activity, and farmers are the unofficial tour guides.
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Portugal travel guide

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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.
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Terceira travel guide

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Mountains · Swim with Dolphins · Caves