35 days in Spain, France & Portugal Itinerary

35 days in Spain, France & Portugal Itinerary

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Start: Venice, Italy
Train:  8 h 30 min
1
Nice, France
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
2
Avignon, France
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Nimes, France
— Few hours
Train:  1 h
4
Avignon, France
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
5
Arles, France
— Few hours
Train:  30 min
6
Avignon, France
— 3 nights
Train:  12 h 30 min
7
Ronda, Spain
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
8
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
9
Cordoba, Spain
— Few hours
Train:  1 h
10
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus:  5 h 30 min
11
Evora, Portugal
— 3 nights
Bus:  6 h
12
Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
Bus:  10 h 30 min
13
Bilbao, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
14
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  34 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

1
night
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 1st (Tue), browse the exhibits of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, and then make a trip to Place Massena.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nice online trip planner.

Venice, Italy to Nice is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in June, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Place Massena ©
Place Massena

2
nights
Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, explore the ancient world of Village des Bories, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole and then take in the views from Pont du Gard.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Avignon road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Nice to Avignon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in June, you will find days in Avignon are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are little chillier (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Nimes.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gordes, Pont du Gard, Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole
Highlights from your plan
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Pont du Gard ©
Pont du Gard

few
hours
Nimes, France

Nimes
Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nimes trip planning app.

Nimes is very close to Avignon. In June, daytime highs in Nimes are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You'll set off for Avignon on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Nimes

Outdoors Tours Museums

2
nights
Avignon, France

Avignon ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, then get to know the fascinating history of Street of Dyers (Rue de Teinturiers), and then explore the world behind art at Musee Angladon. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Village des Bories and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Sentier des Ocres.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Avignon online tour itinerary planner.

Avignon is just a short distance from Nimes. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can take a train to Arles.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Trails Parks

Side Trip

Gordes
Highlights from your plan
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres
Musee Angladon ©
Musee Angladon

few
hours
Arles, France

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Theatre Antique and then contemplate the long history of Amphitheatre (les Arenes).

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Arles trip itinerary website.

Arles is very close to Avignon. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)

3
nights
Avignon, France

Avignon ©
Popular historic sites such as Palais des Papes and Musee du Petit Palais are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Le Sentier des Ocres and Ile de la Barthelasse. Step out of Avignon to go to Orange and see Roman Theatre of Orange, which is approximately 30 minutes away. See even more of Avignon: snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet, and explore the world behind art at Musee Angladon.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Avignon online day trip planner.

Avignon is just a short distance from Arles. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Ronda.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Le Sentier des Ocres, Roman Theatre of Orange
Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange

3
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Visit Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Merced Ronda and Ruinas de Acinipo for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to El Tajo de Ronda and SierrAventura Ronda. Go for a jaunt from Ronda to Antequera to see El Torcal de Antequera about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, see the interesting displays at Museo Lara, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, and steep yourself in history at Casa Del Rey Moro.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ronda trip itinerary maker site.

Do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Avignon to Ronda in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Avignon in June, expect nights in Ronda to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the bus ride to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

El Torcal de Antequera
Highlights from your plan
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Baños Arabes ©
Baños Arabes
Casa Del Rey Moro ©
Casa Del Rey Moro

4
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Plaza de España and Catedral de Sevilla. Visit Royal Alcázar of Seville and Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, admire the landmark architecture of Torre del Oro, and admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Seville day trip planner.

Take a bus from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Seville sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. You'll set off for Cordoba on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España

few
hours
Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cordoba online travel route builder.

Getting from Seville to Cordoba by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in June, you will find days in Cordoba are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos ©
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos

2
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
On the 17th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Torre del Oro, take in nature's colorful creations at Casa de Pilatos, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Macarena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, and then catch a live event at Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Seville trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in June, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 35°C. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Seville

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Parque de Maria Luisa ©
Parque de Maria Luisa
Iglesia Colegial del Salvador ©
Iglesia Colegial del Salvador
Basilica de la Macarena ©
Basilica de la Macarena

3
nights
Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 20th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), then delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Capela dos Ossos. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco, and then contemplate the long history of Walls of Evora.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Evora trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Seville to Evora in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Evora. Traveling from Seville in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Evora, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) ©
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

4
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.
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Palacio da Bolsa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Igreja de Sao Pedro dos Clerigos and Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto: Braga (Se de Braga & Bom Jesus do Monte) and Guimaraes (Guimaraes Castle & Centro Historico de Guimaraes). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, and get lost in a book at Museu Serralves.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Porto day trip website.

Drive from Evora to Porto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Evora in June: highs in Porto hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bilbao.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Braga, Guimaraes
Highlights from your plan
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte

3
nights
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the views from Puente Zubizuri, don't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva, then take a stroll through Casco Viejo, and finally explore the striking landscape at San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. On your second day here, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then experience the excitement of La Ribera Market, and then explore the world behind art at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bilbao day trip tool.

You can fly from Porto to Bilbao in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Porto to Bilbao, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
Highlights from your plan
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe ©
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum ©
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

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nights
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Get outdoors at La Concha Beach and Monte Igueldo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Miramar Palace and Castillo de la Mota. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Urgull, take a stroll through Parte Vieja, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Vicente, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia online attractions planner.

You can take a bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in San Sebastian - Donostia are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Plaza de Armas
Highlights from your plan
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Monte Urgull ©
Monte Urgull
Monte Igueldo ©
Monte Igueldo

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