36 days in France, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

36 days in France, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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36 days in France, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  3 h 45 min
1
Rouen, France
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Hyeres, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Saint-Raphael, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
7
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
8
Ronda, Spain
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h
9
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
10
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rouen: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Parc de Cleres (in Cleres) and Calvados Experience by Pere Magloire (in Pont-L'Eveque). There's much more to do: make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, explore the striking landscape at Falaises d'Etretat, and admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rouen online vacation planner .

London, UK to Rouen is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Rouen. In June, daytime highs in Rouen are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Falaises d'Etretat, Fondation Claude Monet, Calvados Experience, Parc de Cleres
Highlights from your plan
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online tour planner .

Take a bus from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Paris are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hyeres.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Hyeres, France

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Hyeres: Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat), Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Cassis) and Le Lavandou (Plage de Jean Blanc & Plage d'Aiguebelle). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Plage noire du Langoustier, stroll around Parc St Bernard, tour the pleasant surroundings at La plage, and take some stellar pictures from Chateau d'Hyeres.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hyeres driving holiday planner.

Fly from Paris to Hyeres in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Hyeres are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Scuba & Snorkeling, Plage des Oursinieres, Route des Cretes
Highlights from your plan
Plage noire du Langoustier ©
Plage noire du Langoustier
Plage La Capte ©
Plage La Capte
Route des Cretes ©
Route des Cretes

4
nights
Saint-Raphael, France

Saint-Raphael ©
Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: Plage de Guerrevieille (in Grimaud) and Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Saint-Aygulf).

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Saint-Raphael holiday planning app .

You can drive from Hyeres to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Saint-Raphael, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Plage du Chateau, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Notre Dame d‘Afrique, Les Gorges du Verdon, Plage de Guerrevieille
Highlights from your plan
Plage du Chateau ©
Plage du Chateau
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Abel Baliff Beach ©
Abel Baliff Beach

4
nights
Nice, France

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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and make a trip to Place Massena.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Nice are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Antibes
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland

4
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stroll around Parc Guell, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip site .

Traveling by flight from Nice to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Change things up with a short trip to Catedral Primada in Toledo (about 1 hour away). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in July, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a train to Ronda.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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.
Step out of Ronda to go to Casares and see Riding Fun In The Sun, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, take some stellar pictures from Puente Nuevo, take a stroll through Old City, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ronda trip maker tool .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Ronda takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. July in Ronda sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Riding Fun In The Sun
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Royal Alcázar of Seville, get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Metropol Parasol, admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de España.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Seville trip planner.

You can take a bus from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. July in Seville sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

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

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, & more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and take a stroll through Alfama.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Lisbon. Traveling from Seville in July, expect Lisbon to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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