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1. Posted by cgdm (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

We're from turkey. In august, we're planning to go to spain then to portugal for 10 days. But we couldnn't decide the route. We'll first go to spain,then to canary islands, and then to portugal. We want to go to beaches, sightseeings, historical places etc. (not to museums =) ) can you give us some route advice?

2. Posted by yolandac8 (Respected Member 159 posts) 10y


First of all, do you realise that Canary Islands are not close AT ALL from Spain? To get there, you have to take a plane. Just to give you an idea of where they are, just facing the coast of Southern Morocco, closer to MAuritania than to Spain!

And if you only have 10 days I don't recommend that at all.
Depending on where you are landing, you can follow various routes. If you are arriving to Barcelona, spend about 2 days there minimum. Then take a plane or bus or train (depending on budget) to Madrid, and at least 2 days in here as well.

Even if I am from the north and love it, I think that if you are going to go to Portugal it is more convinient for you to go to the south, Seville, for example for about 2 more days. Then relax is Cadiz for another 2 days i.e.(great unspoiled beaches in the Coast of Cadiz and Huelva). From there you can easily access Portugal and end your trip in Lisbon? for another 2 days. That makes 10 days in total.

Check this websites: (for bus bookings in Spain) (train) (low cost company from Spain) (general information on Spain)

3. Posted by cgdm (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

thank you so much for the reply. after my search about canary, now, i agree with you. i guess, i have to go to barcelona to go there. (or any of the islands ie: ibiza)
here is my route:

5-cadiz ( going from seville is better than going from granada. am i right? )
6- seville ( i guess, there is no way to go from cadiz to lisboa )
7- lisboa
8- some places in portugal (we've not decided yet)

is this a "logical" route?

4. Posted by sabaai (Budding Member 12 posts) 10y


Can I suggest you to use

5. Posted by bdveit (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

nice area in the southern algarve is Burgau,