15 days in Spain, Portugal & France Itinerary

15 days in Spain, Portugal & France Itinerary

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15 days in Spain, Portugal & France Itinerary

Start: Paphos, Cyprus
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Caen, France
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Paphos, Cyprus

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online holiday maker .

Paphos, Cyprus to Barcelona is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Paphos in August, you will find days in Barcelona are little chillier (33°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). On the 20th (Tue), you're off toMadrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the striking features of Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 39°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

1
night
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
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.
On the 23rd (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Royal Alcázar of Seville, don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, and then admire the landmark architecture of Catedral de Sevilla.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seville travel planner .

Getting from Madrid to Seville by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take a stroll through Belém Tower, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, then don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and finally steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Park and National Palace of Pena, then take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira, and then take an in-depth tour of Museu de Marinha.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon online attractions planner .

Fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seville in August, with highs in Lisbon at 35°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris travel route builder app .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Paris. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in August: high temperatures in Paris hover around 29°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Caen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Caen, France

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, then examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to Typhon Pilots Memorial.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Caen route maker app .

You can take a train from Paris to Caen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Caen: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bayeux, Typhon Pilots Memorial, Pegasus Memorial, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery
Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery ©
Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, and then see the interesting displays at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, then examine the collection at Musee Granet, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and finally get engrossed in the history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence driving holiday site .

Getting from Caen to Aix-en-Provence by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Caen in August, with highs in Aix-en-Provence at 35°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carrieres des Lumieres, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): wander the streets of Vieille Ville, admire the masterpieces at Palais Lascaris, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Nice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Aix-en-Provence, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Highlights from your plan
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

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