16 days in France, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

16 days in France, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 1 night

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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
Eiffel Tower and Atelier des Lumieres are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Musee Marmottan Monet and Musee Nissim de Camondo. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, visit 1st Arrondissement, stroll the grounds of Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, and admire the masterpieces at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paris trip planning website.

Granada, Spain to Paris is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Granada in October: high temperatures in Paris hover around 62°F and lows are around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Musee Marmottan Monet ©
Musee Marmottan Monet

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Nice, France

Nice ©

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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 5th (Mon): go for a stroll along the water at Old Harbor (La Darse), contemplate the long history of Villa Kerylos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, get to know the fascinating history of Saint-Paul de Vence, then steep yourself in history at Ville medieval, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Tourrettes-sur-Loup.

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You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in October: high temperatures in Nice hover around 70°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs ©
Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs
Ville medieval ©
Ville medieval

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 7th (Wed), take a stroll through El Born, get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the masterpieces at Casa Vicens, and finally stroll around Parc Guell.

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Traveling by flight from Nice to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Barcelona are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Vicens ©
Casa Vicens
Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA ©
Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo Cerralbo, get engrossed in the history at Naval Museum, then explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, and finally explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum of Spain.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Madrid when traveling from Barcelona in October, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Sorolla ©
Museo Sorolla

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Seville, Spain

Seville ©

City of Towers

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 11th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Iglesia de la Magdalena, examine the collection at Casa Palacio de Las Duenas, then steep yourself in history at Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza del Triunfo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Seville trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Seville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seville, with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Highlights from your plan
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Casa Palacio de Las Duenas ©
Casa Palacio de Las Duenas
Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija ©
Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore hidden gems such as Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Palácio Nacional da Ajuda. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Speed Boats Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Palacio Nacional de Mafra (in Mafra) and Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and take an in-depth tour of Museu de Marinha.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon vacation planner.

You can fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In October in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Side Trips

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

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Porto, Portugal

Porto ©

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja dos Carmelitas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela das Almas, and finally see the interesting displays at FC Porto Museum.

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Getting from Lisbon to Porto by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

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Igreja dos Carmelitas ©
Igreja dos Carmelitas
FC Porto Museum ©
FC Porto Museum
Igreja do Carmo ©
Igreja do Carmo

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