25 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

25 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Alcudia, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly to Ibiza, Ferry to Formentera
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Formentera, Spain
— 1 night
Ferry to Ibiza, Drive to Sant Antoni de Portmany
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Sant Antoni de Portmany, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Costa Adeje, Spain
— 2 nights
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Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly to Sevilla, Bus to Albufeira
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Albufeira, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Photography Tours and Llevant Beach. Family-friendly places like Parc Guell and Playa de la Pineda will thrill your kids. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Passeig Maritim (in Sitges), Mediterranean Balcony (in Tarragona) and Salou (Avenida Jaume I & Illuminated Fountain). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, visit El Born, and take an in-depth tour of Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Barcelona is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in May, things will get much colder in Barcelona: highs are around 25°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Alcudia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Alcudia, Spain

— 2 nights
Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): stroll through Platja Des Coll Baix, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Esglesia de Sant Jaume, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Alcudia, then wander the streets of Alcudia Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Porta del Moll. Keep things going the next day: trek along Vall de Boquer, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Molins, make a trip to Mirador Es Colomer Formentor, then take in the waterfront at Pine Walk, then kick back and relax at Aucanada Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Teatre Ròma.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Alcudia day trip planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Alcudia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Alcudia are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Formentera.

Things to do in Alcudia

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Formentera, Spain

— 1 night
On holiday on Formentera, you'll enjoy the simple charms of island life.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Platja de Migjorn, tour the pleasant surroundings at Platja Ses Platgetes, make a trip to Es Calo de San Agusti, then take some stellar pictures from Torre de sa Punta Prima, then stroll through Parque Natural de Ses Salines, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de Ses Illetes.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Formentera road trip website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Alcudia to Formentera in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sant Antoni de Portmany.

Things to do in Formentera

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Sant Antoni de Portmany, Spain

— 2 nights
On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, see the interesting displays at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral, then take in the awesome beauty at Sa Talaia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Xarraca, and finally kick back and relax at S'Arenal Petit.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sant Antoni de Portmany online sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Formentera to Sant Antoni de Portmany in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Sant Antoni de Portmany can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Sant Antoni de Portmany

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Parque del Retiro and Paseo del Prado. Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and The Walls of Avila. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Avila (Basilica de San Vicente & Catedral de Avila). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at El Capricho Park, walk around Parque Madrid Rio, and pause for some photo ops at Plaza de Cibeles.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Madrid trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Sant Antoni de Portmany to Madrid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sant Antoni de Portmany in May since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Costa Adeje.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Costa Adeje, Spain

— 2 nights
Whether you're a sophisticated pleasure seeker with the taste for Canarian cuisine and classy shopping, or a nature lover hungry of adventures, you can have it all on a well-balanced Costa Adeje vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Tenerife Monkey Park, then look for gifts at Diamonds n Diamonds, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Bobo. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa Blanca, get a bird's-eye view with Helidream Helicopters, and then kick back and relax at Playa del Duque.

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Getting from Madrid to Costa Adeje by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in May since evenings lows in Costa Adeje dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Maspalomas, Spain

— 2 nights

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Palmitos Park, test the waters at Thalasso Gloria San Agustin, then push the limits with an extreme tour, then explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Maspalomas. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Mirador de Puerto de Mogan and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas planning tool.

You can fly from Costa Adeje to Maspalomas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Maspalomas are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Albufeira, Portugal

— 4 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kids will enjoy Praia da Falesia and Praia dos Pescadores. Discover out-of-the-way places like Praia Da Rocha and Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos. Venture out of the city with trips to Odeceixe Beach (in Odeceixe), Aljezur (Praia Da Amoreira & Praia do Monte Clérigo) and Carvalho Beach (in Carvoeiro). Next up on the itinerary: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Eulalia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Coelha, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Albufeira online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Maspalomas to Albufeira takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Albufeira can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Obidos Village and Praia da Nazare. Attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Baleal Beach (in Peniche) and Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get to know the resident critters at Jardim Zoologico.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon itinerary planning site.

Getting from Albufeira to Lisbon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albufeira in June, expect little chillier with lows of 18°C in Lisbon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · 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.

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.