Welcome to our Spain and Portugal itinerary 14 days. I’m sure you must be feeling the excitement build as your trip approaches. You can hardly wait to see all of those amazing places and experience everything that they have in store for you! But where do we start?
Why do a Spain and Portugal Itinerary 14 days?
Spain is a beautiful country full of culture, history and so much more; Portugal has its own share with rich ethnic traditions dating back centuries ago when it was still part-way detached from Europe proper – not quite Spanish or French but certainly unique nonetheless… I know now seems like an impossible task at first glance (especially considering how little time we’ll actually get!), but keep reading if anything piques YOUR interest!!
The Ultimate Spain and Portugal Itinerary 14 days
Day 1-3 – Fly into Seville
Start your Spain and Portugal itinerary of 14 days by flying into Seville in the South of Spain. If you can co-ordinate your flights to fly into Seville and out of Lisbon then those flights are perfect for this itinerary.
Seville is a haven for visitors from all over the world. The Andalusian capital’s history and culture
are reflected in its cuisine, architecture, art-even music! You’ll be able to see plenty while only
staying three days here as it has everything that makes up an interesting city: museums galore;
churches with beautiful stained glass windows depicting scenes from Christ’s life on earth right
downtown Spanish-style markets where you can buy fresh produce at affordable prices alongside exotic spices or elegant dresses made by local seamstresses just for fun!
Where to stay
If you are looking for a hotel in Seville, I would recommend either the 4-star Hotel Casa Del Poeta or Palacio de Villapanes. These hotels are both located within walking distance of many attractions and they offer full-service accommodations with professional staff who can help make your trip an unforgettable experience!
Day 1 AM
You’re excited! It’s the start of your Spain and Portugal itinerary of 14 days and you’ve just arrived in Seville! Let’s kick off with the plan for the morning of your first day.
The first stop on your journey is Las Setas, a huge wooden structure with Mushroom-themed restaurants. La Cacharreria serves up standard breakfasts and healthy choices for breakfast; it’s cash only though!
Next, head to the Motherland and pick up some freshly roasted coffee at Virgin Coffee. Then walk down Calle Regina for an experience like no other in Seville – Casa de Pilatos is a 16th Century mansion with sumptuous gardens perfect for relaxation or romantic dinner overlooking Plaza del Cristo de la Victoria (The Christ of Victory Square).
Day 1 PM
The next stop on your Spanish tour is the magnificent Seville Cathedral. Over 2000 years old,
this Gothic church houses some of Spain’s most precious relics and has been designated by
UNESCO as one of its World Heritage Sites due to both size as well artistry within construction
techniques used during different periods of building history from early Romanesque through
Next, The Giralda is a 100-meter high bell tower that dates from the 12th century. It’s one of
Seville’s most famous landmarks and can be accessed by climbing 35 sloping ramps up to the
top floor for sweeping views over all aspects, but it might not be easy on your knees!
Day 1 night
If you’re looking for a great spot to grab tapas, Bodeguita Romero on Calle Harinas is the place.
It doesn’t take reservations and it opens at 8:30 pm so make sure you get there early! La
Brunilda Restaurant also has one of Seville’s best restaurants-worth queuing up before dinner
starts (8 PM).
After Breakfast You’ll be visiting one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in all of Spain on day
two, where you can explore the traditional Roman culture. The best part about this area is its
wonderful markets- there’s nothing better than grabbing some tasty food from local vendors and
shopping for fresh fruits or vegetables while also picking up other necessities like meats &
It doesn’t matter if your Spanish isn’t perfect because they’ll speak English at marketplaces
anyway so don’t worry too much about trying to read signs since everyone here knows how
important it is not just to buy things but to eat well as well.
After you’ve seen all of the traditional foods from Spain at Triana market, it is time to visit one of
Seville’s top attractions — The Real Alcázar. If there are two things that must be done in this city
for visitors, these should make them priority number one because if nothing else then just by
being here, tourists can enjoy a tour through history while seeing how people lived back when
they ruled over so much land!
If you’re looking for a place to get away from the tourist masses, head straight up to La Alameda
in Seville. This hipster haven is full of cafes and galleries that are trendy without being too
mainstream; it has an authentic bohemian vibe with parks nearby where people go during their
lunch break or after work when they want some relaxation time before returning home again.
You will start your last day in Seville at the magnificent Plaza de Espana — a famous
architectural landmark, photogenic spot, and unmissable site. This plaza was built for the
Ibero-American World Fair of 1929 where Spanish-speaking countries enjoyed a mutual
admiration festival that lasted one whole year! It is open to the public so there’s no entry fee
The Tower of Gold is a fascinating landmark in Seville. The Tower of Gold or Torre del Oro is a
13th-century watchtower that stands out on the Seville skyline. It’s part of one of their city’s
landmarks and got its name because it gave off an otherworldly glow when seen from across
the Guadalquivir river -Spanish for “river yellow”.
The Museo de Bellas Artes is home to some of Spain’s most impressive exhibits. It has a
number of Jose Goyeneche paintings, including “Apostle in His Study.” I recommend visiting this
museum if you are looking for an art experience unlike any other!
The ‘El Pinton’ restaurant is a must on your final night in Santa Cruz. The place has an
Instagrammable space with brick archways and serves up delicious modern tapas for when
you’re looking to be more casual but still want good food! For something different, head down La
Bartola- this wine bar also happens to serve up some yummy meaty options like pulled pork
pate or bison carpaccio served alongside their signature wines (of course).
Day 4 Cordoba
Cordoba is one of the most beautiful cities in Andalusia, so it’s a must when you visit Southern
Spain. It has an abundance of historical sites that are sure to please any visitor with its
charming old towns and colourful courtyards for browsing at your leisure! The only way to get
there fast? Take either a high-speed train or bus (depending on where terminals) . Tickets will
be pretty affordable during all seasons – just make sure they’re bought early enough because
these deals don’t last long 😉
El Arriate cafe is an early morning destination for locals and travellers alike. Located only 10
minutes walk from the main train station, this cute little spot serves up fresh-made churros (crisp
fried dough), crepes with sweet or savoury fillings, Spanish sandwiches stacked high to satisfy
any appetite plus toasties if you’re looking for something more filling!
The prices are so affordable that it’s one of my favourite spots in town – what else can beat free WiFi AND coffee? Almodóvar Gate is one of the city gates that have been preserved from Islamic times. It’s also known as Walnut or Bab al-Yawz, and it was renamed after a Spanish general who fought against Muslims in North Africa during colonisation there. It originally measured 15 meters tall at its peak with defensive walls 10 m thick around it on all sides which makes this ancient iconic landmark very sturdy nowadays.
The most picturesque street in Seville is Calleja de las Flores, or “Alley of Flowers.” With a
hundred different flowers lining each side and hanging from the roofs throughout this narrow
alleyway as far as you can see there are no other words than beautiful. This picture-perfect
scene would not be complete without taking some time out for exploring what else lies at your
feet! From where we stand looking down upon it all our tour guide pointed out that first if it’s
lunchtime then head over to The Fountain restaurant just off into Plaza monumental (at the
end). You’ll find plenty more places like this one across Sevilla; grab yourself something
delicious with fresh ingredients served quickly because once those hot plates disappear so do
their best sellers.
The close winding alleyways and historic buildings of Taberna El Capricho make it the perfect
place to enjoy your dinner. As you eat, take time to get acquainted with Cordoba’s cuisine while
enjoying its atmosphere in an authentic setting that is both familiar yet excitingly different!
Day 5 Granada
Granada is a town in Southern Spain that I absolutely love. It may be second only to Seville, but
there are many things about this beautiful Moorish village that makes it top of my list for
must-see places in the region. Some highlights include exploring its winding roads and taking
one up at least try their luck getting lost while looking over some incredible views from
miradores (viewpoints), seeing what life was like inside the Alhambra palace complex before
you arrived, or just walking amongst other tourists trying hard not get into any fights along your
way! The best way to go between both cities would have bus service – 3 hours with 10
departures per day leaving every hour.
The best way to start the day is with a delicious churro and cup of coffee at Cafe Fútbol. This
family-owned business has been around since 1903, run by grandson Antonio Suarez who also
happens to be my grandfather!
Spain’s most beautiful palace is the Alhambra. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since
1984 and is one of Spain’s most popular tourist attractions with over three hundred thousand
visitors every year!
It also houses some incredible mosques as well as gardens from different periods in history, so
you will never be bored when exploring this place for hours on end.
If you are looking for some of the best tapas near to city center, head out towards Old Town or
Plaza de Toros. For a one-day trip try any place that is recommended by locals like Cafe Bar
Ávila: they serve up delicious Roasted Iberian Ham! Another great restaurant we recommend if
on a budget would be Los Manueles; their most famous dish is ” croquetitas” (small savory
If however, elegance matters go straight away over Las Provincias which serves what
seems to be standard fare but still very tasty regional meals such as Migas – these mouthwatering breakfasts could keep even a starving man satisfied all morning long!
The next stop is the Cathedral of Granada. As you can see, this church was built over an old
mosque and it too has its unique style–the Gothic-inspired architecture that we know so
well because of all these wonderful cathedrals in Andalusia!
When you’re ready to end this intense day full of emotions and sensations, we go back home.
But before that trip is over make sure to stop by one of the best-known restaurants in the
Albaicín neighborhood such as Carmen del Agua. Its remote access can be an adventure for
tourists who stroll through these streets for their first time because it has incredible cuisine with
views like no other place around here!
Day 6 Cadiz
If you are looking for a great day trip from Seville, make the journey to Cadiz. The ancient port
was once one of Europe’s most important and it’s easy enough to see why – there is plenty
going on in this colorful town that will satisfy any mood or interest! You’ll be able to feel its rich
history as soon as your feet touch Spanish soil; take pictures by all those historic structures
before heading off into unknown territory with only train rides waiting around every corner (and
they’re about 1hr 45minutes).
The Plaza de San Juan de Dios is a perfect place to start your day in Cadiz. This square built
over 400 years ago was once the heart of this famous city, with its strategic location at port-city’s
gateway. Exotic products from India were exchanged here for centuries before being shipped off
around Europe or Africa – all happening right outside these ancient walls!
From the Calle San Juan de Dios, go to Cadiz Roman theater. It is one of Spain’s oldest and
most historically significant theaters with a capacity for up 20 000 people – it’s small but I loved
how they organized tours so you can even walk inside an underground hall beneath where
seats would have been!
Next is Playa de la Caleta, This small beach in the historic center of Cádiz provides an excellent
location for sightseeing and relaxation. The most central beaches are usually very popular, but
this one may just be your preference because it’s so close to everything you want!
This comes to the end of the Spanish portion of your Spain and Portugal itinerary of 14 days. Head to Faro in the Algrarve to continue your itinerary in Portugal.
Day 7-8 Faro
In Seville, take the bus from Plaza de Armas station and get off at Faro Airport stop – in
Portugal. Outside of the airport, you will find car rentals for your journey around this beautiful
country! Driving is a good idea too because it’s easy-going on Portugal roads
Like all of the most interesting places in Europe, this Portuguese city has some modern updates
that make it stand out from its historical roots. The restaurants and hotels cater to those who
want a taste as well as history—you’ll never forget your first meal here!
Where to stay
For hotel in Faro, Ria Formosa Pineview is a 5-bedroom holiday house located in Vale das
Almas urbanization, surrounded by pine trees. With amazing reviews on Booking.com this hotel
is the perfect place to stay when looking for something that’s close to airports yet offers more
than just lodging – it also has amenities like spas and pools!
For breakfast The seafood of the Algarve is a star and there are plenty of places to enjoy it in
Faro. Chief amongst them, Marisqueira – an old-timer that lies around from city center with
highlights being steaming cataplanas (a local dish often made with pork swimsh & clams) as
well fresh catch cooked how you like them! Expect grumpy service but great food nonetheless.
The first rays of sunlight were just beginning to peek through the clouds as we pulled into
Parque Natural de Ria Formosa. It was a beautiful, clear daybreak with temperatures already
warming up nicely! The natural beauty here is truly something special – you can see how they’ve
managed this park so beautifully without any human interference at all by way of five lagoons
that communicate freely between them, via six channels or more depending on which one
you’re looking out from; it’s almost ghostly silent except for water currents flowing over rocks
below your feet.
With a stroll around the picturesque old town, you’ll be able to get your bearings. With so many
things for tourists and inhabitants alike there’s no shortage of places in this cobbled oasis! There
are museums worth checking out like Einaudi Forum (a must see), epic Faro Cathedral where
history comes alive through art pie ces from all over Europe as well as architecture galore; don’t
forget about some food or drinks either – we know how important it is after walking those miles.
For dinner the Faz Gostos is the finest place to dine in Faro at the moment, and it’s easy to see
why they have been highlighted by Michelin. The menu works wonders with local seafood that
has really made this restaurant stand out from others around town!
The first thing you should do in Porto is take a leisurely stroll around the city centre and see how
many stunning white churches there are. Start by facing your back towards marina , then head
inland – one of these most charming ones being Igreja de Nossa Senhora Do Carmo.
Located in the heart of Portugal, Restaurante Adega Nova is a must for foodies. Opened since
1986 and still going strong with simple but delectable dishes like codfish paella or steaks served
to perfection by calm waiters who make you feel right at home from beginning until end!
Go shopping at The Municipal Market. If you are looking to buy some fresh produce, head on
down the road and visit one of Faro’s main markets – it is worth a trip out of town for! You can
pick up Portuguese artisan cheese or seafood along your way too; both items will make great
additions into any meal plan (and smell incredible!)
This is a perfect bar crawl for those who want to experience different flavours and sounds. The
Rua do Prior area has all sorts of little bars that offer something new every time you go back, as
well as some well-known spots like the Irish Pub with its cheesy dance music or cheesier tunes
Day 9-10 Lagos
The best way to travel from Faro is by train, though there are also buses and taxis for those who
have no time or money. If you’re planning on driving your vehicle- whether it be a car or
motorbike – make sure that they meet certain standards before setting off!
Although the train means of transportation is the best means to get to Lagos, jumping the bus is
also an experience that would be worth your while. The Eva Transportes bus is the cheapest
and fastest way to get between Faro and Lagos. It takes about two hours from downtown, with
nine stops along its route including in front of or near major attractions like historic buildings,
hotels/casinos that offer free day trips for their guests (i.e., Portugal), hotels serving food & wine
pairings paired perfectly alongside sunset views off Algarve coastline every evening—and not
just during peak times as those who visit know well already; rail stations offering transport links
throughout all areas within mainland Portugal’s single country territory – something worth
considering should you decide on an adventure tour.
Where to stay
If you’re looking for the best of both worlds, look no further than Casa Mãe. The hotel is
conveniently located in old town Porto and offers free parking! You’ll also love their breakfast – it
tastes so good that I would eat there every morning if possible (and bring some friends). If
socializing with other guests isn’t your cup o’ tea try Aldeia Azul Resort which feels more like
residential neighborhood full of friendly people who are always up for an adventure or two…or
If you love seafood, then Lagos is the place for your next meal. You’ll never be disappointed with
how fresh they are and there’s no better time than now to indulge because these restaurants
only offer their catch of the day!
The most important thing when it comes down deciding where in town is best (besides knowing
what type or cuisine) would have do with if that restaurant has any locations near me? The
answer: Yes- Three differentbyter stores come equipped with either original recipes passed on
through generations; all sourced locally whenever possible.
- Taberna do Comilao
- Tasca Do Kiko
- O Mexilhao
Grotto Boat Tour – There are many ways you can explore the beauty of Lago, and one way is by
taking a boat tour! These 75-minute trips will take visitors all over Lagos’ coastlines. They
provide an amazing view for those who don’t feel like hiking or otherwise exploring on foot.
Kayaking is a great way to see the beautiful beaches and caves of Lagos. You can go on either
an hourly or guided tour, whichever you prefer! Check out this 2-hour kayak trip that takes off
from Cais da Solaria for some Interactive Whale Watching Fun in addition with breathtaking
There are many beautiful beaches in Lagos that are ranked among the best worldwide. The
golden sand, crystal clear water and rocky formations make for dreamy scenes of relaxation
along Portugal’s Algarve coast line near Salinas Da Gama where you can find Praia do Camilo
or Dona Ana beach parks with their lush palm trees lining white shores overlooking blue waters
providing solace from hectic lives.
You’ll be able to enjoy Mother Nature’s wonders in Lagos when you go on this boat tour. You
may not guarantee dolphin sighting, but there is a high chance of seeing these gentle creatures!
The Seven Hanging Valleys Trail is a must-do for those looking to have the best views in Lagos.
It’s also an excellent way of admiring golden coastlines along Algarve region, because it
features rocky cliffs that are sure to impress your eyes with their beauty!
Day 11-14 Lisbon
You will probably be very eager to spend the last leg of your Spain and Portugal itinerary 14 days in Portugal’s beautiful capital. But how do you get from Lagos to Lisbon?
The buses between Lagos and Portugal’s capital city Lisbon run throughout the day. Even at
night, when other means of transportation may be slows due to traffic or darkness, there are bus
connections that can get you where you need in just 3 hours 45 minutes without change!
The central bus station in Lagos is the Rodoviário terminal and it’s only a few minutes walk from
both railway stations. Buses arriving in Lisbon end their journeys at Sete Rios or Oriente, which
are well-connected to public transport networks around Portugal.
Buses wait inside this old barn like building before they can continue their journey across Europe by coach along one of many scenic roads that wind through nature preserves such as Parque Natural de Sintra e Monsanto.”
Lisbon is a city brimming with history and allure. You could spend weeks in this enchanting
European capital without seeing or experiencing everything that it has to offer! But time constraints
are, unfortunately, something we can’t escape no matter how much fun you want your trip to be–
That said: let me take you on my tour through some of Lisboa’s finest attractions so when people
start asking “So where DO I go next?”
Where to stay
In the heart of Lisboa, you’ll find a hidden gem: The hotel’s location couldn’t have been more perfect.
Walking distance from most major sites in Portugal’s capital city and surrounded by cafes on every
corner! Or you can choose from the list below:
- H10 Duque de Loule
- Brown’s Central Hotel
- Verride Palacio Santa Catarina
- Pestana Palace Lisboa
- Hotel Santiago de Alfama
- Martinhal Lisbon Chiado Family Suites
- AlmaLusa Baixa-Chiado
The best way to start your day in Lisbon is with a cup of coffee from Manteigaria and Pastéis de
Nata. These little custard tarts are pretty heavy so they’ll probably hold you over until going on the
Taste of Lisboa food tour (which we promise will be worth it). Open hours: 8am – 12 am everyday
Praça do Comércio is a popular place to visit in Lisbon due its location by the Tagus River and
proximity from many other tourist attractions. The square has plenty of space for walking around, as
well as street performers who make it an enjoyable destination even on busy days when cruise ships
stop here en route to their next destinations. One thing worth noting about this spot though: there
can be quite all those people trying take advantage because Portugal loves hosting visitors!
The cost isn’t much either – just free 🙂
The Elevador de Santa Justa is an architectural beauty that straddles the divide between old world
charm and modern efficiency. Built in 1885, its popularity has only grown with time as it stands out
for both how quickly riders can ascend to see Madrid’s skyline – especially during clear days when
you’re able to take in all 360 degree views without obstruction-and also because of what lies at your
destination: The elevator offers panoramic photos along with either stairs (€5) or bridge access
leading back down into town if sunsets aren’t on anyone’s agenda.
Hourly guided tours are available every hour beginning 7am until 11pm daily; they cost €6 per
The Igreja de São Domingos is a church that was once the largest in Lisbon. It suffered hardships
such as damage from two earthquakes and most recently experienced fire, but through it all they
remained standing strong even to this day with its orange guts exposed inside where one would
expect them green grass or marble floors instead of scorched stone pillars left behind after an
inferno ravaged their beautiful interior design just last year leaving you questioning how much more
can be done? Hours: 7:30am – 7pm daily Cost FREE
Time Out Market is a great place to try new foods in smaller portions. Many people told us before
going that it was unbelievably crowded, but we decided at 10:30am and were pleasantly surprised
by how few others there were! Here are a list of market you can visit.
It’s not all about Instagrammable pink houses on Rua Nova do Carvalho. This street has a wide
range of shops and attractions that are worth checking out for any visitor to Portugal!
To call LX Factory a “shopping area” would be an understatement. It has so much to offer, from book stores and restaurants with delicious food to street art that will make your day! So if you are looking for some time out of doors or just need somewhere new to explore go on over there – I know we’ll be back soon.
You know how sometimes you stop at a museum or historic site just because it’s nearby and there
are no other attractions in that direction? Well, thats not the case with Torre de Belem. After reading
reviews from others who said they enjoyed visiting this tower almost as much for sunrise than sunset (and moreover found their experience here to be more memorable), I’m convinced! At €6 still sounds like an affordable price- don’t miss out on your chance while these deals last.
I love me some brunch, but it’s always tough to find a good breakfast spot. After having such an
incredible experience at Dear Breakfast in Lisbon we were sad that there weren’t more options like
this for us! The yummy pancakes and fresh fruit really made our morning special – plus they have
amazing poached eggs on toast too!!
Firstly here are a list of amazing restaurant to try out:
- Maria Limão Brunch
- Fauna & Flora
- The Mill
You’ve probably found some favorite spots now that you’re in Lisbon for 3 days. I told you before
this city is one of those places where wandering around and taking pictures can be done without
much planning, as there’s so many things worth seeing!
Jardim da Estrela is a hidden gem in the heart of downtown. It’s not to be missed if you are near this
area, as it has beautiful flowers and plants that line its path from Basilica da Estrela all across town!
You should stop at Jardim for an hour or two while sightseeing before continuing along your journey
home too; just take note: hours may change daily meaning check beforehand what time works best
with yours (they close early!).
It might sound like an overwhelming experience, but if you’re interested in trying out some traditional Portuguese food and beverages then I would recommend doing the Downtown – Mouraria Food & Cultural Walk with Taste of Lisboa. They do all sorts of tours for every taste preference; there are even vegetarian options! It was one hike worth taking while traveling abroad-the 7 stops sampled incredible dishes at each location (including adult beverages)!
If you need to limit your time in Lisbon you may want to read this article on 2 days in Lisbon.
Day 14: Sintra Day trip
End your Spain and Portugal itinerary of 14 days on a high, with the perfect day trip to Sintra before you fly home.
The ruins of an old village remain in Sintra. The town was once a bustling hub for
Portuguese royalty, but today it’s just another quaint European destination with few visitors outside
Portugal itself! You’ll find rustic cobblestone streets lined by cypress trees – don’t be fooled though;
there is no shortage on charm here as you explore these crumbling stone houses and churches
dating back centuries before your very own eyes…
If you’re looking to get a feel for the Portuguese culture, then head on over Pena Palace. This iconic
site in Sintra offers plenty of colours and fascinating areas that will keep your eyes busy all day long!
The price is fair at just under €15 per person which includes entrance into both buildings as well
general admission around town (parking not included).
The Estate of Regaleira is a large estate-style park that houses an incredible palace and chapel on
its grounds. The initiator well allows you to descend down 88 feet into another world filled with
mystery! Make sure also explore this beautiful land for other things like secret passages or even
hidden treasure (hint: don’t look up). Hours are 9:30am -7pm daily during summer months; however
if there’s inclement weather then expect these hours be shortened until 5PM. It costs €6 per adult
admission which includes use all around the property as well entrance fees throughout Europe.
The palaces at Monserrate were all three equally beautiful and charming. There are gardens, lakes
with small waterfalls as well as a lavishly decorated mansion to see! The cost for one ticket is 8 euro
but it’s worth going if you have time because they’re open 9:30am-8pm daily.
That’s the end of your Spain and Portugal Itinerary of 14 days!
Sadly, all good things come to an end. The same goes for your Spain and Portugal itinerary of 14 days. I hope that you had a fantastic time on this trip – let us know how it went by commenting on my blog below. Have a safe flight home.
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