19 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

19 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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19 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly + Drive:  22​h 45​min
1
Costa Teguise, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
3
Fatima, Portugal
— 1 night
4
Evora, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Granada, Spain
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Leon, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Zaragoza, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Bangkok, Thailand


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2
nights
Costa Teguise, Spain

Costa Teguise ©
Set along the eastern coast of Lanzarote, Costa Teguise is a well-known area for beach vacations because of its sandy shores and year-round warm weather.
On the 20th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Chica, examine the collection at Lagomar Museum, shop like a local with Cabra Cabra Galeria De Arte, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, then take in the exciting artwork at Galeria de Arte Angel Cabrera, and finally stop by Bazar - Artesania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Flamingo, then get impressive views of Volcán El Cuervo, then kick back and relax at Playa Grande, and finally don't miss a visit to Puerto Calero Marina.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Costa Teguise trip planning website .

Bangkok, Thailand to Costa Teguise is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Bangkok to Costa Teguise, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Costa Teguise is slightly colder than Bangkok - with highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Costa Teguise

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Teguise, Puerto Del Carmen, Puerto Calero Marina, Lagomar Museum, Volcán El Cuervo
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Volcán El Cuervo ©
Volcán El Cuervo
Lagomar Museum ©
Lagomar Museum
Playa Flamingo ©
Playa Flamingo

2
nights
Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
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 22nd (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo Costa Canaria, then kick back and relax at Playa de San Agustin, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Lucia, then explore the striking landscape at Caldera de Bandama, then look for gifts at The Mint Company, and finally take in the waterfront at Strandpromenade Meloneras.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Maspalomas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Costa Teguise to Maspalomas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fatima.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Iglesia de Santa Lucia, Scuba & Snorkeling, Caldera de Bandama, The Mint Company
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The Mint Company ©
The Mint Company
Scuba & Snorkeling
Caldera de Bandama ©
Caldera de Bandama

1
night
Fatima, Portugal

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): browse for treasures at St. Andre Arte Sacra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela Das Aparicoes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capelas Imperfeitas, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Leiria, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Museu Marques de Pombal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valinhos Sanctuary, Head underground at Moeda Caves, then take in the dramatic natural features at Grutas de Mira de Aire, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castle of Almourol.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fatima trip builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Maspalomas to Fatima. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Maspalomas in December: high temperatures in Fatima hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Capelas Imperfeitas, Grutas de Mira de Aire, Castelo de Leiria, Museu Marques de Pombal, Castle of Almourol
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Capela Das Aparicoes ©
Capela Das Aparicoes
Castle of Almourol
Castle of Almourol
Castelo de Leiria ©
Castelo de Leiria

2
nights
Evora, Portugal

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Adega Ervideira, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Visitacao (Montemor-o-Novo), then see the interesting displays at Monte da Ravasqueira, and finally examine the collection at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then make a trip to Urban and Traditional Center of Monsaraz.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Evora attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Fatima to Evora takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Tours Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Monsaraz, Arraiolos, Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Visitacao (Montemor-o-Novo)
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Monte da Ravasqueira ©
Monte da Ravasqueira

2
nights
Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
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.
On the 28th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Odeceixe Beach and then see the interesting displays at Museu de Portimao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, kick back and relax at Arrifana Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lagos trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Evora to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Lagos when traveling from Evora in December, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Museu de Portimao, Odeceixe Beach, Arrifana Beach
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Odeceixe Beach ©
Odeceixe Beach
Arrifana Beach ©
Arrifana Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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day
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 30th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Jerome Monastery, take in the exciting artwork at Reez, then take in breathtaking views at Los Cahorros, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Milenium Gallery.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Granada road trip website .

You can drive from Lagos to Granada in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lagos to Granada. In December, Granada is slightly colder than Lagos - with highs of 15°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Leon.

Things to do in Granada

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Los Cahorros
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Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Los Cahorros ©
Los Cahorros
Reez ©
Reez

1
night
Leon, Spain

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): examine the collection at Fundación Sierra Pambley, look for gifts at La Tienda Americana de Leon, examine the collection at Museo de León, then browse for treasures at El Escribano Arte Medieval, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo de la Fauna Salvaje. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia Nuestra Senora Del Mercado, then Head underground at Caves of Llamazares, and then head outdoors with El Faedo.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Leon route planner .

Getting from Granada to Leon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Granada in December: high temperatures in Leon hover around 7°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Leon

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Museo de la Fauna Salvaje
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Museo de León ©
Museo de León
Museo de la Fauna Salvaje ©
Museo de la Fauna Salvaje
Fundación Sierra Pambley ©
Fundación Sierra Pambley

2
nights
Zaragoza, Spain

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
On the 2nd (Thu), examine the collection at Museo Pablo Gargallo, then examine the collection at Caesaraugusta Theater Museum, then examine the collection at Museo De Tapices Y Capitular De La Seo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Goya Coleccion Ibercaja. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museo de Centro de Historias, browse the different shops at intu Puerto Venecia, then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Mesones de Isuela, and finally see the interesting displays at Caixaforum Zaragoza.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zaragoza trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Leon to Zaragoza takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Leon in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Zaragoza: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castillo de Mesones de Isuela
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Caesaraugusta Theater Museum ©
Caesaraugusta Theater Museum
Museo Pablo Gargallo ©
Museo Pablo Gargallo
Museo Goya Coleccion Ibercaja ©
Museo Goya Coleccion Ibercaja

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nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuari de Cura, examine the collection at Museu d'Art Espanyol Contemporani - Fundacion Juan March, then take in the exciting artwork at Pilar and Joan Miro Foundation in Mallorca, then contemplate the long history of Llotja, and finally make a trip to Can Corbella. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Illetas Beach and then kick back and relax at Playa Santa Ponca.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Palma de Mallorca sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Zaragoza to Palma de Mallorca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Illetas Beach, Playa Santa Ponca, Santuari de Cura
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Santuari de Cura ©
Santuari de Cura
Illetas Beach ©
Illetas Beach
Llotja ©
Llotja

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