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West coast to Europe spring deals? (sp. Spain/portugal)
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Hi Guys!

This is most definitely my favorite forum/site when I start thinking of traveling. Last trip you guys helped my friend and I snag 400 dollar tickets from the east coast to Spain to celebrate us graduating medical school. From there we spent an amazing 6 weeks hopping around with trains/planes/boats, you name it, we took it Smile

Since then, I moved to the west coast and saddened by the prices I’m seeing to get back over the pond. I’m hoping to take a trip on April 27th to May9th and wanted to do andalucia and portugal. The cheapest I’m finding with all my favorite tools is ~900 open jaw on iberia. I’m thinking that’s probably decent?

By the way, the new “nearby” feature on itasoftware is amazing. Kayak buzzer isn’t too bad either. I fiddled with flightfox for a bit too.

Thoughts?

I am leaving from baltimore with $4500 for 41 days
Barcelona, Rome, Sorrento, Capri, Pompei, Venice, Florence, Siena, Cinque Terre, Nice, Strasbourg, Paris, Versailles, Porto, Lisbon, Madrid
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From where west coast — SEA, PDX, SFO, LAX, or …?

If you enjoy wine, Portugal (and Spain) are for you. When I lived in Portugal in 2010, I was amazed how easy it was to get really nice bottles of red for just 6 or 7 Euros in supermarkets.

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Oops, forgot to specify. From SAN. Which usually means vis a vis the others.

Portugal is for sure an underrated gem. Food, wine, people, and sites are amazing— and best of all, not over-trodden with tourists. Last time I quickly ended my trip there so I only did Porto, Lisbon (which quickly became on of my top favorites), and I took a day trip down to Sintra.
Any suggestions Don?

I am leaving from baltimore with $4500 for 41 days
Barcelona, Rome, Sorrento, Capri, Pompei, Venice, Florence, Siena, Cinque Terre, Nice, Strasbourg, Paris, Versailles, Porto, Lisbon, Madrid
Requesting help with Transport, Budget, Itinerary
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Found with Momondo multi-city search >>
Apr27-May9 SAN to LIS / return from AGP (Malaga) $924
Apr 27-May8 to LIS / return from MAD $930
Apr 28-May9 MAD / return from LIS $909

Found with Fly.com multi-city search >>
Apr28-May8 SAN to MAD / return from LIS $905

With fuel surcharges as they are, low $900s seems about right to me for these itineraries.

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ya I think that may be the best out there.

Any particular place in portugal you liked especially?

I am leaving from baltimore with $4500 for 41 days
Barcelona, Rome, Sorrento, Capri, Pompei, Venice, Florence, Siena, Cinque Terre, Nice, Strasbourg, Paris, Versailles, Porto, Lisbon, Madrid
Requesting help with Transport, Budget, Itinerary