24 days in Portugal, Spain & Paris Itinerary

24 days in Portugal, Spain & Paris Itinerary

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24 days in Portugal, Spain & Paris Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 10 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil


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2
nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
On the 8th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro, and then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): stroll through Praia do Carneiro, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Lavadores, then admire the striking features of Paco Episcopal, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Porto driving holiday planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Porto is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Porto due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Praia do Carneiro ©
Praia do Carneiro

10
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll get in some beach time at Praia da ursa and Praia do Norte. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Parque Natural da Arrabida (in Setubal), Sintra (Praia do Magoito, Praia Sao Juliao, & more) and Praia da Nazare (in Nazare). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Belém Tower, hunt for treasures at Feira da Ladra, cast your line with a fishing tour, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planning tool .

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Porto in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sintra, Nazare, Praia da Formosa, Rota Vicentina, Praia de Carcavelos
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do your shopping at Mercado San Miguel and Rio Creative Art Center. Take a break from the city and head to Balloon Rides and Horse Riding Madrid. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, immerse yourself in nature at la Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, head outdoors with Picnic Madrid, and identify plant and animal life at Safari de Madrid.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Madrid, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in August, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Balloon Rides
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Safari de Madrid ©
Safari de Madrid
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel
la Sierra de Guadarrama National Park ©

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Playa de La Barceloneta and Playa de la Mar Bella. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, ponder the design of The Magic Fountain, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, and walk around Parc Guell.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Barcelona tour planning app .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in August, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Fishing Charters & Tours
La Boqueria ©
La Boqueria

3
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.
Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Paris Plage. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees
Le Marais ©
Le Marais

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