28 days in France, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

28 days in France, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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28 days in France, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
2
Marne-la-Vallee, France
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
5
Carvoeiro, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
7
Coimbra, Portugal
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
8
Porto, Portugal
— 9 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

4
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've now added Eiffel Tower to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. Get some historical perspective at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Place de la Bastille. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris travel itinerary planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Marne-la-Vallee.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

2
nights
Marne-la-Vallee, France

Marne-la-Vallee ©
As a "new town" best known for its Euro Disney Park and resorts, Marne-la-Vallée is a modern family resort town.
You've added World of Disney, Disneyland Park, Disney Store, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney Studios Park and then stop by Disney Store. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park and then stop by World of Disney.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Marne-la-Vallee trip itinerary builder website .

Marne-la-Vallee is just a short distance from Paris. In June in Marne-la-Vallee, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Marne-la-Vallee

Theme Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
World of Disney ©
World of Disney
Disney Store ©
Disney Store

3
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.
Casa Batllo and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Casa Mila - La Pedrera and Museo Picasso. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Barcelona sightseeing tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Marne-la-Vallee to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Marne-la-Vallee in June, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. You will leave for Madrid on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, then immerse yourself in nature at la Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in June: highs in Madrid hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Nerja.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel

1
night
Carvoeiro, Portugal

Carvoeiro ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Castelo de Silves and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia marinha.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Carvoeiro day trip planner .

You can drive from Seville to Carvoeiro in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Seville in July, you will find days in Carvoeiro are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Carvoeiro

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Castelo de Silves, Praia da Marinha
Highlights from your plan
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Castelo de Silves ©
Castelo de Silves

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge. Get some cultural insight at Jeronimos Monastery and Rossio Square. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Feira da Ladra, take a stroll through Chiado, and take in the pleasant sights at Avenida da Liberdade.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planner.

Drive from Carvoeiro to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Carvoeiro in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Lisbon. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

2
nights
Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz and then see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), then don't miss a visit to Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, and then take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Coimbra road trip planner.

You can take a train from Lisbon to Coimbra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lisbon in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Coimbra, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan

9
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Praia do Carneiro, Comer e Chorar Por Mais and Bem Portugues. Get some cultural insight at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Palacio da Bolsa. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I and enjoy breathtaking views from Clerigos Tower.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto tour website .

Traveling by train from Coimbra to Porto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Porto are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 14th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Porto

Shopping Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Praia do Carneiro ©
Praia do Carneiro

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