16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Cordoba, Spain
— 3 nights
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Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
— 3 nights
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Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
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Evora, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Albufeira, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Cordoba, Spain

— 3 nights

Pearl of Muslim Spain

Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Bring the kids along to Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba and Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jewish Quarter (Juderia) and Historic Centre of Cordoba. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Patios de Cordoba, see the interesting displays at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, snap pictures at Roman Bridge, and get to know the fascinating history of Calleja de las Flores.

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Singapore, Singapore to Cordoba is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in May, expect nights in Cordoba to be colder, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can fly to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 6 — 9:

Puerto Del Carmen, Spain

— 3 nights

Nightlife Capital of Lanzarote

One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
Relax by the water at Papagayo Beach and Playa Chica. Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Fundacion Cesar Manrique. Step out of Puerto Del Carmen to go to Playa Blanca and see Playa Blanca, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Timanfaya Nationalpark, find something for the whole family at Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park, get outside with Fliston's Bike, and get great views at Mirador Del Rio.

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You can fly from Cordoba to Puerto Del Carmen in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cordoba to Puerto Del Carmen. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cordoba in May: highs in Puerto Del Carmen hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 12:

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.
On the 13th (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas, then kick back and relax at Playa de Maspalomas, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Thai Holistic Massage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on Camello Safari Duna Oasis, then stroll through Las Canteras Beach, and then wander the streets of Vegueta.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Maspalomas trip planner.

Getting from Puerto Del Carmen to Maspalomas by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Maspalomas are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Evora.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Evora, Portugal

— 2 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Evora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, and then admire the striking features of In Acqua Veritas.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Evora online trip builder.

Fly from Maspalomas to Evora in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Maspalomas in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Evora, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Baths · Spas
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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 appreciate attractions like Ponta da Piedade and Zoomarine Algarve. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia da Falesia and Praia Dona Ana. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albufeira: Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira) and Vau Beach (in Portimao). The adventure continues: race across the water with a speed boat tour, kick back and relax at Praia dos Olhos de Água, indulge in some personalized pampering at Thai Massage Vilamoura, and take a stroll through Centro Historico de Albufeira.

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You can drive from Evora to Albufeira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Evora in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Albufeira, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 16 — 20:

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Churches · 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

4.2
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.