28 days in Province of Barcelona & Portugal Itinerary

28 days in Province of Barcelona & Portugal Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 8 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Coimbra, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Evora, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Portimao, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
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Barcelona, Spain

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona road trip planning app.

Sydney, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Barcelona, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Barcelona are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Porto, Portugal

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.
Dedicate the 14th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, make a trip to Liberdade Square, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Porto online travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Porto takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Porto due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Porto are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

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Coimbra, Portugal

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela de Sao Miguel, then admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, and finally admire the striking features of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Torre de Almedina, then don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Coimbra online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Porto to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Coimbra sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Coimbra

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
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Evora, Portugal

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Evora is known for historic sites, museums, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, contemplate the long history of Muralhas de Evora, indulge your senses at Inalentejo Guided Tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora).

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Evora trip tool.

You can drive from Coimbra to Evora in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Evora, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Portimao.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

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Portimao, Portugal

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, take in the waterfront at Alvor Boardwalk, then explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Carvoeiro Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Marinha, and then trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Portimao day trip site.

You can drive from Evora to Portimao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Portimao are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra National Palace, &more). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and take a stroll through Alfama.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner.

You can drive from Portimao to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Lisbon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Side Trip

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Province of Barcelona travel guide

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One of the most developed and prosperous regions in the country, the Province of Barcelona is located in the center of Catalonia. Nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees, it offers a broad range of tourist attractions and places to visit, from modern cities with distinguished cultural heritage to some of Europe’s most popular beaches. Its countryside, somewhat conquered by commercial interests, boasts Michelin-starred restaurants, award-winning vineyards, and trendy spas. In its urban centers, expect hundreds of historic sites, as well as numerous museums, galleries, bars, cafes, and shops.

Portugal travel guide

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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.