30 days in Spain, France & Portugal Itinerary

30 days in Spain, France & Portugal Itinerary

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Tarbes, France
— 3 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Coimbra, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Albufeira, Portugal
— 8 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Valladolid, Spain
— 1 night
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Tordesillas, Spain
— 2 nights
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Tarbes, France

— 3 nights
Tarbes is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in the Occitanie region of southwestern France. Bring the kids along to Cirque de Gavarnie and Boulevard des Pyrenees. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tarbes: Grottes de Betharram (in Saint-Pe-de-Bigorre), Pic Du Midi (in La Mongie) and Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees (in Ayzac-Ost). It doesn't end there: get outside with Les Gorges de Kakuetta and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Massey.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Tarbes online driving holiday planner.

Paris to Tarbes is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In August in Tarbes, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Tarbes

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Porto, Portugal

— 3 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
Attractions like Ponte de Dom Luis I and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, kick back and relax at Praia do Molhe, make a trip to Livraria Lello, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Luz.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Porto trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Tarbes to Porto with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tarbes to Porto due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Coimbra, Portugal

— 2 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Portugal dos Pequenitos. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Suberco and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Nazare.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Coimbra trip planner.

Getting from Porto to Coimbra by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. August in Coimbra sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Coimbra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lisbon, Portugal

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lisbon Bike Tour. Family-friendly places like Lisbon Oceanarium and Castelo de S. Jorge will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, get to know the resident critters at Jardim Zoologico, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

You can drive from Coimbra to Lisbon in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Coimbra in August, you will find days in Lisbon are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Albufeira, Portugal

— 8 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kids will enjoy Zoomarine Algarve and Praia da Marinha. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albufeira: Praia da Luz (in Luz), Lagos (Praia Dona Ana, Meia Praia, &more) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 21st (Mon) at Aquashow Park. Next up on the itinerary: cool off at Slide & Splash - Parque Aquatico - Water Slide Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água, get your game on at Hot Wheels Raceway, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Oura.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Albufeira trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Seville, Spain

— 3 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Plaza de España and Catedral de Sevilla. Fill the 27th (Sun) with excitement at Isla Magica. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Seville itinerary maker app.

Drive from Albufeira to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albufeira to Seville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Albufeira in August, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Valladolid.

Things to do in Seville

Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

Valladolid, Spain

— 1 night

Land of Castles

A city of booming industry with a strong emphasis on leisure and cultural involvement, Valladolid is also known for its historical heritage and medieval feel.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Escultura and then stroll around Campo Grande.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Valladolid trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Seville to Valladolid in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train; or drive. In August, Valladolid is slightly colder than Seville - with highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tordesillas.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks · Museums

Tordesillas, Spain

— 2 nights
Tordesillas is a town and municipality in the province of Valladolid, Castile and León, central Spain. On the 30th (Wed), do a tasting at Bodega Muelas. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Real Monasterio de Santa Clara, make a trip to Centro de Iniciativas Turisticas, look for gifts at Ar.Got Ceramica, then make a trip to Colegiata de Santa Maria, and finally don't miss a visit to Mirador del Duero.

To find reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Tordesillas day trip planner.

Tordesillas is just a short distance from Valladolid. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Tordesillas

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Bordeaux, France

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bordeaux itinerary maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tordesillas to Bordeaux. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

France travel guide

4.3
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.

Portugal travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.

Spain travel guide

4.5
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.