13 days in Iberia Itinerary

13 days in Iberia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Granada, Spain
— 4 nights
Bus to Malaga, Fly to Porto
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cascais, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights

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Granada, Spain

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: Los Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana (in Rute), Fundación Cueva de Nerja (in Nerja) and Alcazaba (in Malaga). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, cruise along TrikeTours, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Granada day trip tool.

If you are flying in from Denmark, the closest major aiports are Málaga Airport, Almería International Airport and Ciudad Real International Airport. In December in Granada, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:

Porto, Portugal

— 2 nights

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 26th (Sun), stop by Livraria Lello, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Porto trip itinerary tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Granada to Porto in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Granada to Porto. Traveling from Granada in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Porto, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to fly to Cascais.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Cascais, Portugal

— 2 nights

Town of Kings and Fishes

A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fortress of Our Lady of Light, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Cascais, and then explore the striking landscape at Boca do Inferno. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): stop by Juicy Soaps, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo dos Mouros, then admire the landmark architecture of Câmara Municipal, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Quinta da Regaleira.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cascais online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Cascais takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Cascais sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Cascais

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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Lisbon, Portugal

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with a short trip to Vila Natal in Obidos (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and wander the streets of Alfama.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lisbon vacation planner.

Drive from Cascais to Lisbon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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