28 days in Spain, Portugal & Tangier Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Lagos, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Tangier, Morocco
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Palace, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Lisbon day trip tool.

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 5 hours. When traveling from Toronto in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 3 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Dedicate the 8th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, learn about winemaking at Pocas Vinhos, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, and stroll through Ribeira do Porto.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Porto trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in September, things will get a bit cooler in Porto: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can fly to Lagos.
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Lagos, Portugal — 4 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Zoomarine Algarve (in Guia). There's lots more to do: let your taste buds guide you at Backyard Tours, explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana, and stroll through Praia do Camilo.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lagos visit app.

You can fly from Porto to Lagos in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lagos when traveling from Porto in September, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 3 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.
Seville is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, contemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, don't miss a visit to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and walk around Parque de Maria Luisa.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Seville trip planner.

Drive from Lagos to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lagos to Seville. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Tangier.
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Tangier, Morocco — 2 nights

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): learn the tricks of the trade with Blue Door Cuisine, then see the interesting displays at Tangier American Legation Museum, then don't miss a visit to Musee de la Kasbah, and finally Head underground at Hercules Cave.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tangier trip planner.

Getting from Seville to Tangier by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; 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 September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, Catedral Primada, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, walk around Parque del Retiro, and steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Tangier to Madrid takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tangier to Madrid is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Madrid when traveling from Tangier in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 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 sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Palma de Mallorca.
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Venture out of the city with trips to Playa de Muro (in Playa de Muro), Alcudia Old Town (in Alcudia) and Playa de Alcudia (in Port d'Alcudia). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Mallorca, make a trip to Passeig des Born, explore the historical opulence of Castell de Bellver, and get a dose of the wild on Mallorca on foot.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Palma de Mallorca itinerary tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 1 night

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then don't miss a visit to The Magic Fountain, and then have fun at La Casa Vella - Flamenco in Barcelona. Here are some ideas for day two: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, then stroll around Parc de Montjuic, and finally explore the world behind art at Joan Miro Foundation.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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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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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.
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · 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.
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Majorca travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Churches
Majorca offers much more than 550 km (342 mi) of shoreline, with its golden beaches and tranquil waters ideal for leisurely sailing trips. Although the island’s coastline attracts nearly 8 million tourists each year, away from the most popular beach resorts, chances for an enjoyable and authentic Majorca vacation abound, including exploring its signature limestone cliffs, now popular for cliff jumping. Deeper inland, you'll find rugged mountains and sprawling plains covered with vineyards. In the island’s interior, numerous small restaurants serve delicious and affordable authentic Mediterranean food.
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