36 days in France, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

36 days in France, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
2
Bayeux, France
— 3 nights
3
Carcassonne Center, France
— 2 nights
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
5
Zaragoza, Spain
— 3 nights
6
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
7
Burgos, Spain
— 3 nights
8
Leon, Spain
— 3 nights
9
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
10
Lisbon, Portugal
— 8 nights

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Your inner history buff will appreciate Montmartre and Île de la Cité. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary maker tool.

Perth, Australia to Paris is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Perth to Paris due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Perth in November, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Paris: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Pointe du Hoc and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Normandy American Cemetery and Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain) and Mont-Saint-Michel (Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel & Mont Saint-Michel). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and don't miss a visit to Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

Before you visit Bayeux, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, Colleville-sur-Mer, Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain, Pointe du Hoc, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

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Carcassonne Center, France

Carcassonne Center ©
Get some cultural insight at Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne and Memorial House (Maison des Memoires). Get some historical perspective at Cité de Carcassonne and La cité médiévale. Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne Center side-trips: Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses (in Brousses-et-Villaret), Domaine J.Laurens (in La Digne-d'Aval) and Eglise Notre-Dame (in Vals).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne Center travel route site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Bayeux to Carcassonne Center in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Carcassonne Center can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Barcelona.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Domaine de Baronarques, La cité médiévale, Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses, Domaine J.Laurens, Eglise Notre-Dame
Highlights from your plan
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Picasso and Cava Canals Canals - Cava y Museo Del Cava. Step out of Barcelona with an excursion to Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey in Montserrat--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Carcassonne Center to Barcelona by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Carcassonne Center in December, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a train to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cava Canals Canals - Cava y Museo Del Cava, Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey ©
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar

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nights
Zaragoza, Spain

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo del Labrador and Museo de la Colegiata. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar and Monasterio de Piedra. Explore Zaragoza's surroundings by going to Iglesia de San Felix (in Torralba de Ribota), Iglesia de San Blas (in Anento) and Vera de Moncayo (Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Veruela & Monasterio de Veruela). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Palacio de la Aljaferia and see the interesting displays at Palacio de los Condes de Bureta.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Zaragoza driving holiday app.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Zaragoza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Zaragoza is a bit cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Vera de Moncayo, Iglesia de San Felix, Iglesia de San Blas, Museo del Labrador, Museo de la Colegiata
Highlights from your plan
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra
Palacio de la Aljaferia ©
Palacio de la Aljaferia

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. You'll explore and learn at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and Museo del Greco. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, Convento de Santa Ursula, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Madrid holiday tool.

Take a train from Zaragoza to Madrid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Burgos.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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Burgos, Spain

Burgos ©
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Catedral De Burgos and Capilla de Los Condestables. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cartuja de Miraflores and Ermita de Santa Elena y Santa Centola. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Burgos: Ermita de San Pantaleon de Losa (in San Pantaleon de Losa), Iglesia de la Asuncion de Nuestra Senora de Santa Maria del Campo (in Santa Maria del Campo) and Iglesia de Santa Maria La Real (in Sasamon). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Evolucion Humana, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Juan Bautista, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio de San Salvador, and explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Las Cuevas.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Burgos travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Madrid to Burgos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Madrid in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Burgos: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Leon.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Ermita de San Pantaleon de Losa, Museum Parish Church of Santa Eulalia de Paredes de Nava, Monasterio de San Salvador, Castillo de Las Cuevas, Ermita de Santa Elena y Santa Centola
Highlights from your plan
Catedral De Burgos ©
Catedral De Burgos
Cartuja de Miraflores ©
Cartuja de Miraflores
Museo de la Evolucion Humana ©
Museo de la Evolucion Humana

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Leon, Spain

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral and Plaza Del Grano. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Casa Botines Gaudi and Museo Etnografico Provincial de Leon. Explore Leon's surroundings by going to Castrillo de los Polvazares (in Castrillo de los Polvazares), Torrestio (in Torrestio) and Soto de Agues (in Soto De Agues). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Laguna de Negrillos, admire the landmark architecture of Antiguo Convento de San Marcos, and see the interesting displays at Museo de las Alhajas en la Via de la Plata.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Leon trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Burgos to Leon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Leon, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Museo Etnografico Provincial de Leon, Castrillo de los Polvazares, Torrestio, Soto de Agues, Museo de las Alhajas en la Via de la Plata
Highlights from your plan
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral ©
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon ©
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon
Museo Casa Botines Gaudi ©
Museo Casa Botines Gaudi

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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 18th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and then see where the action happens at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seville route maker site.

Fly from Leon to Seville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Seville is somewhat warmer than Leon - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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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.
Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Carmo Archaeological Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Batalha Monastery for their historical value. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Centro Historico de Cascais (in Cascais), Evora (Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), &more) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Alcobaca, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon online holiday maker.

You can fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. December in Lisbon sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Evora, Sintra, Batalha, Centro Historico de Cascais, Monastery of Alcobaca
Highlights from your plan
Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima ©
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

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