19 days in Spain, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

19 days in Spain, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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Burgos, Spain
— 1 night
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Logrono, Spain
— 1 night
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Pamplona, Spain
— 1 night
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 1 night
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Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night
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Santander, Spain
— 1 night
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Leon, Spain
— 2 nights
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Leon, Spain
— 2 nights
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La Coruna, Spain
— 2 nights
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 1 night
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Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Madrid, Spain

— 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): walk around Parque del Retiro, then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid day trip planning website.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Madrid is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from San Juan in August, Madrid is slightly colder at night with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Burgos.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

Burgos, Spain

— 1 night
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. On the 29th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Los Condestables, then don't miss a visit to Catedral De Burgos, then admire the landmark architecture of Cartuja de Miraflores, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Evolucion Humana.

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Traveling by car from Madrid to Burgos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, Burgos is a bit cooler than Madrid - with highs of 80°F and lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Logrono.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

Logrono, Spain

— 1 night
Logroño is a city in northern Spain, on the Ebro River. On the 30th (Mon), make a trip to Calle del Laurel, do a tasting at Bodegas Franco Espanolas, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Logrono road trip app.

Getting from Burgos to Logrono by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Burgos in August, with highs in Logrono at 87°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Pamplona.

Things to do in Logrono

Wineries · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

Pamplona, Spain

— 1 night
Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. On the 31st (Tue), make a trip to Ayuntamiento de Pamplona, admire the landmark architecture of Catedral de Pamplona, then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress and Walls of Pamplona, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de La Taconera, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza del Castillo.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pamplona online tour planner.

You can drive from Logrono to Pamplona in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Pamplona can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Pamplona

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:

San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

— 1 night

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
On the 1st (Wed), make a trip to Plaza de la Constitucion, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte Urgull, then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de la Mota, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Pamplona to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Pamplona in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Sebastian - Donostia, with lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

Bilbao, Spain

— 1 night

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bilbao road trip app.

Traveling by car from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Santander.

Things to do in Bilbao

Wineries · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:
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Santander, Spain

— 1 night

Spain's Most Elegant City

Known for its prime north coast location and elegant city center, Santander remains the central destination for tourism and commerce in the whole Cantabrian region.
On the 3rd (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Peninsula of Magdalena. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Antiguo Ayuntamiento de Comillas, then admire the striking features of El Capricho de Gaudi, and then get to know the resident critters at Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Santander trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bilbao to Santander takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bilbao in September, you will find days in Santander are a bit cooler (71°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Leon.

Things to do in Santander

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

Leon, Spain

— 2 nights
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. On the 5th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Castrillo de los Polvazares, step into the grandiose world of Palacio De Gaudi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Astorga Cathedral, then make a trip to Libreria La Trastienda, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Antiguo Convento de San Marcos, admire the masterpieces at Museo Casa Botines Gaudi, explore the historical opulence of Diputación Provincial De León, then don't miss a visit to Historic Center of Leon, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Leon trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Santander to Leon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Leon when traveling from Santander in September, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Leon.

Things to do in Leon

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

Leon, Spain

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Antiguo Convento de San Marcos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon, admire the masterpieces at Museo Casa Botines Gaudi, then don't miss a visit to Historic Center of Leon, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Leon attractions planner.

Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to La Coruna.

Things to do in Leon

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

La Coruna, Spain

— 2 nights
Get out of town with these interesting La Coruna side-trips: Lugo (Domus del Mitreo, Muralla Romana de Lugo, &more).

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the La Coruna trip planner.

Drive from Leon to La Coruna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Leon in September since evenings lows in La Coruna dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in La Coruna

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

— 1 night

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
On the 10th (Fri), make a trip to Palacio de Raxoi and then make a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Compostela day trip site.

Traveling by car from La Coruna to Santiago de Compostela takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Porto.
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:
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Porto, Portugal

— 1 night

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
On the 11th (Sat), look for gifts at Livraria Lello, take in the waterfront at Cais da Ribeira, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Porto travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Santiago de Compostela to Porto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago de Compostela to Porto is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately Sintra away. The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon planner.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in September, you will find days in Lisbon are a bit warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Spain travel guide

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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.