Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Help!! 2 week Europe trip with 6 year old daughter in December!!
  2. 2 Paris and London Christmas / NY EVE
  3. 3 Destination from London by train, advice please
  4. 4 http://fornatgaex.com/skinfresh-md/
  5. 5 New Law Regarding Vacation Rentals in Paris
  6. 6 Where to weekend away from Frankfurt
  7. 7 Urgent- Pleaseee HELP - Spain, Italy or France for Xmass and New years
  8. 8 Honeymoon on a Budget
  9. 9 Island Hopping in the Cyclades
  10. 10 great hotel and food in Lyon
  11. 11 Bremerhaven and environs
  12. 12 Which airport for Bellagio?
  13. 13 Trip Report Trip Report Part 2 - Paris, France May 2016
  14. 14 Spain in July
  15. 15 Van Gogh Museum advice
  16. 16 Ireland in April-Day trips from Galway base
  17. 17 Full day in Sintra..what to focus on
  18. 18 Overnight trip from Barcelona
  19. 19 5 Days in Switzerland
  20. 20 Bernese Oberland + Luzern 4 days
  21. 21 Northern Italy with 2 kids itinerary help
  22. 22 International Flight Question
  23. 23 I need help deciding ASAP!
  24. 24 Dresden: How Many Nights?
  25. 25 Trip Report We're here!
View next 25 » Back to the top

Help planning 9 Day trip through southern Portugal and Spain

Jump to last reply

In mid-April, my girlfriend and I will be flying into/out of Lisbon for a 9 day trip. I have never been to Portugal or Spain(other than Madrid/Barcelona), but she studied abroad in Granada and traveled throughout southern Spain.

This is our rough itinerary, detailed below:

As of now, our plan looks something like this, but it is flexible:
Day 1) Arrive in Lisbon. Explore and stay overnight for 1 night.
Day 2) Pick up rental car in Lisbon and drive south. Stop along southern coast of Portugal somewhere. Either for a night(perhaps Tavira) or for lunch on our way to Seville. Stay in either Tavira or Seville.
Days 3-7) TBD. Ideas include Granada, Seville, Cordoba, and a night at an agriturismo. Day trip ideas include the Eastern Coast of Spain for a hike, hiking in the Sierra Nevadas, and a bike ride somewhere. We're looking for ideas here though. Definitely want to take in the sights of Semana Santa, as we'll be in Andalucia for it.
Day 8) Travel back to Lisbon, likely from Cordoba. Travel through the center of Portugal rather than along the coast again, possibly stopping in Evora for lunch/to explore. Sleep in Lisbon
Day 9) Fly out of Lisbon at 12:45 PM, so basically first thing in the morning.

My girlfriend and I are active young people who love to explore a mix of cities and countryside while eating lots of delicious food. In particular, I love bakeries, but will honestly eat anything. I have never tried Bacalhau, and am looking for a great place to try it in.

For lodging, we're looking for small places to rent that are comfortable, but don't need to be spacious. A pool/outdoor space would be nice, but may not be as useful in mid-April. We'd like a fully equipped rental so that we can bring back fresh food from local markets to cook for some of our meals. We're looking in the price range of $60-100 per night for 2 people.

Based on this proposed itinerary and your experiences in these regions, does anyone have any recommendations for us? Thanks for your help!

6 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement