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
— 3 nights
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Palace, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon online tour builder.

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Lisbon is 5 hours. When traveling from Toronto in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight 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 9th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

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Getting from Lisbon to Porto by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in September: high temperatures in Porto hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lagos: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Zoomarine Algarve (in Guia). The adventure continues: capture your vacation like a pro with Backyard Tours, take in the waterfront at Alvor Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Praia do Camilo, and look for gifts at A Guilda.

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You can fly from Porto to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lagos, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car 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: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, don't miss a visit to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and catch a live event at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Seville tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Lagos to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lagos to Seville is 1 hour. In September in Seville, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to fly 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.
On the 19th (Tue), 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.

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You can fly from Seville to Tangier in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville to Tangier, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Tangier can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, Catedral Primada, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip builder app.

Getting from Tangier to Madrid by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tangier to Madrid. Traveling from Tangier in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Madrid, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly 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: don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), stroll around Parc Guell, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia.

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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 up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the flight 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Palma de Mallorca side-trips: 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: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Mallorca, explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas del Drach, surround yourself with nature on Mallorca on foot, and enjoy the sand and surf at Platja d'es Trenc.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Palma de Mallorca online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Palma de Mallorca are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 1 night

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): 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. Keep things going the next day: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then examine the collection at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, then examine the collection at Parc de Montjuic, and finally explore the world behind art at Joan Miro Foundation.

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Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight 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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