30 days in France, Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

30 days in France, Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Nantes, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Tours, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bayonne, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Zarautz, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Paris, France

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau de Fontainebleau and Île de la Cité. Your inner history buff will appreciate Arc de Triomphe and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris route maker.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Tour du Nord, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. 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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Nantes, France

Venice of the West

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 explore the activities along Canal de la Martiniere.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nantes trip planner.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nantes in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Nantes are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Tours.

Things to do in Nantes

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Tours, France

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau and then step into the grandiose world of Château de l'Islette. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais, then explore the galleries of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tours trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Nantes to Tours takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Tours, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Bordeaux, France

The Port of the Moon

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): see the interesting displays at Musee d'Aquitaine and then get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Chateau Rabaud-Promis and then identify plant and animal life at Réserve Ornithologique du Teich.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bordeaux online route builder.

Traveling by train from Tours to Bordeaux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

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Sarlat-la-Caneda, France

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chateau de Beynac and Chateau de Castelnaud. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau des Milandes and Château de Biron. Change things up with these side-trips from Sarlat-la-Caneda: Eglise Saint Pierre (in Collonges-la-Rouge), Chateau de Turenne (in Turenne) and Cloitre de Cadouin (in Cadouin). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Le Chateau de Fenelon, browse the exhibits of Lascaux II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique St-Sauveur, and explore the ancient world of Ville de Martel.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip builder website.

Getting from Bordeaux to Sarlat-la-Caneda by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Sarlat-la-Caneda when traveling from Bordeaux in September, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bayonne.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Bayonne, France

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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): kick back and relax at Corsaires Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bayonne travel app.

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Bayonne in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bayonne, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zarautz.

Things to do in Bayonne

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Zarautz, Spain

Zarautz is a coastal town located in central Gipuzkoa, in Spain. Get some historical perspective at Ekainberri and Iglesia Parroquial de Santa Maria. Get in touch with nature at Playa de Deba and Via Verde del Plazaola. Get out of town with these interesting Zarautz side-trips: Topic Centro Internacional Del Titere de Tolosa (in Tolosa) and Faro de Santa Catalina (in Lekeitio). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Cristobal Balenciaga Museum and stroll through Playa de Zarautz.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zarautz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bayonne to Zarautz takes 1.5 hours. September in Zarautz sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in Zarautz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Bilbao, Spain

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bilbao trip itinerary site.

Drive from Zarautz to Bilbao in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, walk around Parque del Retiro, see the interesting displays at Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, and contemplate the long history of Casa de Campo.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Madrid journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Bilbao to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Madrid, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. 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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Granada, Spain

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Generalife.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Granada trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Madrid to Granada by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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Seville, Spain

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.
On the 4th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, and finally examine the collection at Casa Palacio de Las Duenas. On the next day, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and then contemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Seville trip app.

Traveling by car from Granada to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seville, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

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 Museum of Ancient Art. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castelo dos Mouros and Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena), Evora (Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) & Capela dos Ossos) and Obidos Village (in Obidos). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Alcobaca, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica da Estrela.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lisbon road trip tool.

Getting from Seville to Lisbon by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.