15 days in France, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

15 days in France, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Chartres, France
— 1 night
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Hermival-les-Vaux, France
— 1 night
Drive to Paris-Orly Airport, Fly to Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées Airport
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Lourdes, France
— 1 night
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Burgos, Spain
— 1 night
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Avila, Spain
— 1 night
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Alba de Tormes, Spain
— 1 night
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Salamanca, Spain
— 1 night
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Fatima, Portugal
— 1 night
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Santarem, Portugal
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Louvre Museum, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris online trip itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Paris, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in October, things will get much colder in Paris: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chartres.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Chartres, France

— 1 night
Renowned for its medieval cathedral built on a hill by the left bank of the Eure River, Chartres is a small city in the Centre-Val de Loire region and capital of the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Les Fresques de Bel Air, then wander the streets of Chartres Historic Preservation Area, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chartres Cathedral.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chartres travel route site.

Getting from Paris to Chartres by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In October in Chartres, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hermival-les-Vaux.

Things to do in Chartres

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Hermival-les-Vaux, France

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Eglise Notre-Dame a Orbec, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cerza, and then learn about winemaking at Le Lieu Cheri.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hermival-les-Vaux trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Chartres to Hermival-les-Vaux takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Lourdes.

Things to do in Hermival-les-Vaux

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lourdes, France

— 1 night
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Ukrainienne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Lourdes travel route app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hermival-les-Vaux to Lourdes. Traveling from Hermival-les-Vaux in October, expect nights in Lourdes to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Burgos.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites

Burgos, Spain

— 1 night
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. On the 7th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Los Condestables, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral De Burgos, then walk around Paseo del Espolon, and finally don't miss a visit to Historic Center of Burgos.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Burgos sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Lourdes to Burgos takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Avila.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites · Parks

Avila, Spain

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Ermita De La Virgen De Sonsoles, test your problem-solving skills at IMOX Escape Room, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre-campanario de la Catedral, then explore the ancient world of The Walls of Avila, and finally contemplate the long history of Catedral de Avila.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Avila trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Burgos to Avila in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Burgos, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Avila, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Alba de Tormes.

Things to do in Avila

Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Alba de Tormes, Spain

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castillo de los Duques de Alba, take an in-depth tour of Museo Carmelitano, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Teresa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Anunciacion y Sepulcro de Sta Teresa, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Juan.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Alba de Tormes road trip tool.

Drive from Avila to Alba de Tormes in an hour. October in Alba de Tormes sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Alba de Tormes

Historic Sites · Museums

Salamanca, Spain

— 1 night

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus, then admire the landmark architecture of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), then appreciate the history behind Monumento a Alberto Churriguera y al Conde Francos, and finally make a trip to Plaza Mayor.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Salamanca itinerary planning website.

Salamanca is very close to Alba de Tormes. In October in Salamanca, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Fatima.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites

Fatima, Portugal

— 1 night
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. On the 11th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas da Moeda, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capelas Imperfeitas, and finally examine the collection at O Milagre de Fatima - Museu Interativo.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fatima itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salamanca to Fatima in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salamanca to Fatima. Traveling from Salamanca in October, Fatima is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Santarem.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Santarem, Portugal

— 1 night
Santarém is a city and municipality located in the district of Santarém in Portugal. On the 12th (Mon), look for gifts at Loja das Tradicoes, learn about winemaking at Quinta do Casal Branco, and then immerse yourself in nature at Serras de Aire e Candeeiros Natural Park.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Santarem trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Fatima to Santarem takes an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Santarem can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Santarem

Nature · Parks · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trip

Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. On the next day, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, then admire the landmark architecture of Quinta da Regaleira, and finally steep yourself in history at Sintra National Palace.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon journey planner.

Getting from Santarem to Lisbon by car takes about an hour. In October in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Lisieux travel guide

4.2
Zoos · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Lisieux is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. It is the capital of the Pays d'Auge area, which is characterised by valleys and hedged farmland.NameThe name of the town derives from the Latin Noviomagus Lexoviorum . The town was originally known in Celtic as Novio Magos, which was Latinized as Noviomagus. Owing to the large number of similarly-named cities, however, it was necessary to specify where this one was located. The local French demonym "Lexoviens" derives from the Latin as well.HistoryAntiquityLisieux was the capital of the Lexovii. In his work, Commentaries on the Gallic War, Caesar mentions a Gallic oppidum, a term which refers to Celtic towns located on the tops of hills. The oppidum has been pinpointed to a place referred to as le Castellier, located 3km to the southwest of the town. However the Gallo-Roman city was in fact located where Lisieux is to be found today.Middle AgesLisieux was an important center of power in medieval times. The bishopric of Lisieux controlled most of the Pays d'Auge by the 12th century. King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine are thought to have married at Lisieux in 1152, and the town remained powerful for several centuries afterwards until in the 14th century the triple scourges of the Plague, war and resulting famine devastated Lisieux and reduced its influence. The main judge of Joan of Arc, Pierre Cauchon, became a bishop of Lisieux after her death and is buried in the Lady Chapel of the cathedral.

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Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Portugal travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.