15 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

15 days in Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Faro, Portugal
— 1 day
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Lagos, Portugal
— 1 night
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Portimao, Portugal
— 1 night
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Setenil de las Bodegas, Spain
— 1 night
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Ronda, Spain
— 1 night
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Ceuta, Spain
— 1 night
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Mijas, Spain
— 1 night
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Nerja, Spain
— 2 nights
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Consuegra, Spain
— 1 night
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
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Faro, Portugal

— 1 day

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia de Sao Pedro, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Portugal Safaris, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Faro trip planning website.

Panama City, Panama to Faro is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Panama City in September, with highs in Faro at 30°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Faro

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Lagos, Portugal

— 1 night

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.
On the 6th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana, take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, then visit a coastal fixture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, and finally get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read our Lagos trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Faro to Lagos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Portimao.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

Portimao, Portugal

— 1 night
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with Wildwatch Algarve, then kick back and relax at Praia da Marinha, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Swan Day Spa.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Portimao route planner.

Portimao is just a short distance from Lagos. In September, daily temperatures in Portimao can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

Seville, Spain

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and then admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, admire the landmark architecture of Torre del Oro, then contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally make a trip to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seville tour planner.

Drive from Portimao to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portimao to Seville due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Seville are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Setenil de las Bodegas.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

Setenil de las Bodegas, Spain

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of la Encarnacion, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Olvera, and then step into the grandiose world of Nazari Castle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Setenil de las Bodegas online trip maker.

Drive from Seville to Setenil de las Bodegas in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Setenil de las Bodegas

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Ronda, Spain

— 1 night

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, then do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and then take in the views from Puente Nuevo.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ronda planning tool.

Ronda is just a short distance from Setenil de las Bodegas. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ceuta.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Ceuta, Spain

— 1 night
Ceuta is an 18.5km2 Spanish autonomous city on the north coast of Africa, separated by 14 kilometers from Cadiz province on the Spanish mainland by the Strait of Gibraltar and sharing a 6.4 kilometer land border with M'diq-Fnideq Prefecture in the Kingdom of Morocco. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): look for gifts at Calle Camoens Street, admire the landmark architecture of Casa de los Dragones, pause for some photo ops at Escultura Pedro Meneses, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Ribera, and finally appreciate the history behind Perla del Mediterraneo.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ceuta trip site.

Getting from Ronda to Ceuta by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Ronda in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ceuta: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mijas.

Things to do in Ceuta

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:

Mijas, Spain

— 1 night
On the 13th (Mon), wander the streets of Marbella Old Town, head outdoors with ToroTrail, then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and finally head outdoors with Adventure Rider Centre.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mijas online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Ceuta to Mijas by car takes about 3.5 hours. In September in Mijas, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Mijas

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

Nerja, Spain

— 2 nights
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. On the 14th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Punta Lara, then explore the activities along Río Chíllar, then kick back and relax at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, don't miss a visit to El Puente del Águila, then kick back and relax at Burriana Beach, then kick back and relax at Papagayo Beach, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe.

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Traveling by car from Mijas to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Mijas in September, Nerja is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Consuegra.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Consuegra, Spain

— 1 night
Consuegra is a municipality located in the province of Toledo, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. On the 16th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Rucio Windmill, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario del Santisimo Cristo de la Veracruz, then make a trip to Windmills, then examine the collection at Museo del Cristo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Consuegra.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Consuegra day trip website.

Getting from Nerja to Consuegra by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In September, daytime highs in Consuegra are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Consuegra

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Granada, Spain

— 2 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, steep yourself in history at Generalife, and then admire the striking features of Royal Chapel of Granada.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Granada attractions planner.

Getting from Consuegra to Granada by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Consuegra in September, you will find days in Granada are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

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.

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.