11 days in Paris, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Paris, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Hyderabad, India
Fly:
21​h
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:
4​h 45​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:
2​h 45​min
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:
2​h 45​min
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:
2​h 15​min
Albufeira, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:
2​h 45​min
Sintra, Portugal
— Few hours
Fly:
21​h
Hyderabad, India

1
day
Paris, France

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
On the 29th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip builder.

Hyderabad, India to Paris is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hyderabad in September, you will find days in Paris are little chillier (24°C), and nights are cooler (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Sightseeing Historic Sites
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Musée d'Orsay
Louvre Museum
Montmartre

1
day
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 1st (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some photo ops at Casa Batlló, and finally admire the landmark architecture of La Sagrada Familia.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in September; daily highs in Barcelona reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Sightseeing Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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El Barri Gòtic
La Sagrada Familia
Casa Batlló

2
days
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Isidro, then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then see the interesting displays at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional del Prado and then let your taste buds guide you at The Madrid Wine Experience.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Madrid itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, Madrid is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Sightseeing Tours
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Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional del Prado
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

1
day
Seville, Spain

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the striking features of Plaza de Espana, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Pilatos, and finally take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Seville vacation builder.

Getting from Madrid to Seville by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in October; daily highs in Seville reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Seville

Sightseeing Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Royal Alcázar of Seville
Barrio Santa Cruz
Plaza de Espana

2
days
Albufeira, Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 5th (Thu), wander the streets of Centro Historico de Albufeira, then view the masterpieces at Corte-Real Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Falesia Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha and then examine the collection at Museu de Portimao.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Albufeira travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Seville to Albufeira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Albufeira due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Albufeira can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Albufeira

Beaches Parks Museums

Side Trips

Museu de Portimao, Praia Da Rocha
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Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha
Corte-Real Gallery

1
day
Sintra, Portugal

Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
On the 7th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Sintra National Palace, explore the historical opulence of Castle of the Moors, and then admire the landmark architecture of Quinta da Regaleira.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sintra trip planner.

Getting from Albufeira to Sintra by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Sintra, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sintra

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks
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Quinta da Regaleira
Castle of the Moors
Sintra National Palace

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