18 days in Paris, Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

18 days in Paris, Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

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18 days in Paris, Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Glasgow, United Kingdom

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parc Asterix and Parc des Felins. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paris journey planner .

Glasgow, UK to Paris is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Glasgow in July, expect Paris to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Chartres Cathedral, Parc des Felins, Palace of Versailles, Parc Asterix
Highlights from your plan
Parc Asterix ©
Parc Asterix
Parc des Felins ©
Parc des Felins
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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 (Sun): examine the collection at Prado National Museum, then admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, and then stroll around Retiro Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): admire the striking features of Palacio de Cibeles, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Madrid takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Madrid to be somewhat warmer, temps between 40°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
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 23rd (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, wander the streets of Belém Tower, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon tour builder .

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Madrid in July; daily highs in Lisbon reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Food Tours

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Royal Alcázar of Seville, don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and finally take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Isla Magica.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Seville driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lisbon in July: highs in Seville hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Seville

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Isla Magica ©
Isla Magica
Torre Giralda ©
Torre Giralda
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España

2
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 27th (Sat), get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office (Edificio de Correos y Telegrafos), then observe the fascinating underwater world at City of the Arts and Sciences, and then Head underground at Coves de Sant Josep. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): wander the streets of Barrio del Carmen and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc Valencia.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Valencia road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Seville to Valencia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Valencia sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Coves de Sant Josep
Highlights from your plan
Coves de Sant Josep ©
Coves de Sant Josep
Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias

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.
On the 29th (Mon), stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Food Tours

2
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): head outdoors with Calo Des Moro, then stroll through Artestruz Mallorca, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Mallorca. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Palma Aquarium and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Llombards.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Palma de Mallorca trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Palma de Mallorca can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Artestruz Mallorca
Highlights from your plan
Palma Aquarium ©
Palma Aquarium
Artestruz Mallorca ©
Artestruz Mallorca
Cala Llombards ©
Cala Llombards

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