30 days in France, Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

30 days in France, Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

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30 days in France, Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 15​min
2
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Nantes, France
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tours, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Bayonne, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Zarautz, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
10
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
13
Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
End: Lisbon, Portugal


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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.
Popular historic sites such as Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Chateau de Fontainebleau. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Ile Saint-Louis, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paris route planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Chateau de Fontainebleau
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Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): make a trip to Tour du Nord, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. September in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nantes.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre ©
Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre

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Nantes, France

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal de la Martiniere.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nantes trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nantes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Nantes, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tours.

Things to do in Nantes

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Canal de la Martiniere
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Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Canal de la Martiniere ©
Canal de la Martiniere
Tour Bretagne ©
Tour Bretagne

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Tours, France

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de l'Islette. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais, take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and then admire the natural beauty at Chateau d'Amboise.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tours trip planner.

You can take a train from Nantes to Tours in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tours can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Amboise, Azay-le-Rideau, Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais
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Château de l'Islette ©
Château de l'Islette
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise

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Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): examine the collection at Musee d'Aquitaine, make a trip to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), and then steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Blaye. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): cruise along Chateau Rabaud-Promis and then identify plant and animal life at Réserve Ornithologique du Teich.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bordeaux day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tours to Bordeaux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Chateau Rabaud-Promis, Réserve Ornithologique du Teich
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Réserve Ornithologique du Teich ©
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale) ©
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale)
Musee d'Aquitaine ©
Musee d'Aquitaine

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Sarlat-la-Caneda, France

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Chateau des Milandes and Lascaux II. Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de Castelnaud and Le Chateau de Fenelon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarlat-la-Caneda: Chateau de Turenne (in Turenne), Château de Biron (in Biron) and Cloitre de Cadouin (in Cadouin). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique St-Sauveur, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Pierre, and delve into the distant past at Ville de Martel.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Bordeaux in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 12°C in Sarlat-la-Caneda. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bayonne.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Eglise Saint Pierre, Château de Biron, Lascaux II, Chateau de Turenne
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Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud

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Bayonne, France

Bayonne ©
Bayonne is a city and commune and one of the two sub-prefectures of the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France. On the 25th (Tue), find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then enjoy the sand and surf at Corsaires Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bayonne trip builder .

Drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Bayonne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in September, Bayonne is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Zarautz.

Things to do in Bayonne

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Anglet
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Corsaires Beach ©
Corsaires Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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Zarautz, Spain

Zarautz ©
Zarautz is a coastal town located in central Gipuzkoa, in Spain. Take a break from the city and head to Via Verde del Plazaola and Playa de Deba. Museum-lovers will get to explore Cristobal Balenciaga Museum and Topic Centro Internacional Del Titere de Tolosa. Take a break from Zarautz with a short trip to Faro de Santa Catalina in Lekeitio, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa de Zarautz, steep yourself in history at Ekainberri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Parroquial de Santa Maria, and see the interesting displays at Santa Maria la Real.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zarautz trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Bayonne to Zarautz takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Zarautz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Deba, Topic Centro Internacional Del Titere de Tolosa, Cristobal Balenciaga Museum, Via Verde del Plazaola, Ekainberri
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Playa de Zarautz ©
Playa de Zarautz
Ekainberri ©
Ekainberri
Cristobal Balenciaga Museum ©
Cristobal Balenciaga Museum

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Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
On the 28th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bilbao online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Zarautz to Bilbao takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Taberna Plaza Nueva ©
Taberna Plaza Nueva

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Royal Palace of Madrid and Casa de Campo will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Prado National Museum and Museo Sorolla. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza), steep yourself in history at Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro).

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid online itinerary maker .

You can fly from Bilbao to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Granada trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Madrid to Granada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Granada are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) ©
Generalife ©
Generalife

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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 4th (Thu): admire the striking features of Plaza de Espana, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, and finally explore the world behind art at Las Duenas. On the next day, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, admire the landmark architecture of Seville Cathedral, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Seville vacation planning tool .

You can drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Seville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and National Tile Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Capela dos Ossos and Castle of the Moors. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Evora (Se Catedral de Evora & Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)), Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena) and Obidos Village (in Obidos). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Alcobaca, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ancient Art, and wander the streets of Belém Tower.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Evora, Sintra, Obidos Village, Convent of Christ, Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ

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