36 days in France, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

36 days in France, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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

2
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paris holiday planning site.

Perth, Australia to Paris is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Perth in November: highs in Paris hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Carcassonne Center.

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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Carcassonne Center, France

Carcassonne Center ©
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee Dom Robert et de la tapisserie du XXe siecle and Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses. Popular historic sites such as Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne and Eglise Saint-Nazaire are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne Center side-trips: Eglise Notre-Dame (in Vals), Abbaye de Soreze (in Soreze) and La cité médiévale (in Eze).

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Paris to Carcassonne Center in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. November in Carcassonne Center sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Barcelona.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Soreze, Domaine de Baronarques, Winemaker Workshops, Eglise Notre-Dame, Domaine J.Laurens
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.
Parc de Montjuic and Museu Picasso will appeal to museum buffs. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Barcelona with an excursion to Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey in Montserrat--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: stop by El Barri Gòtic, stroll around Parc Guell, see the interesting displays at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares), and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne Center to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Carcassonne Center, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar and Iglesia de San Blas. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Monasterio de Piedra and Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza. Venture out of the city with trips to Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Veruela (in Vera de Moncayo), Iglesia de San Felix (in Torralba de Ribota) and Palacio de los Condes de Bureta (in Bureta). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Palacio de la Aljaferia, steep yourself in history at Daroca, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Labrador, and examine the collection at Museo de la Colegiata.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zaragoza trip planner.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Zaragoza in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Barcelona in December, things will get slightly colder in Zaragoza: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Veruela, Museo de la Colegiata, Iglesia de San Felix, Iglesia de San Blas, Palacio de los Condes de Bureta
Highlights from your plan
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza ©
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, explore the world behind art at Museo Cerralbo, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then examine the collection at Lope de Vega Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid travel route planning site.

Traveling by train from Zaragoza to Madrid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Madrid, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Burgos.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia ©

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nights
Burgos, Spain

Burgos ©
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. Museum-lovers will get to explore Cartuja de Miraflores and Museo Palacio de Don Pedro I. Explore hidden gems such as Catedral De Burgos and Iglesia de San Nicolas de Bari. Get out of town with these interesting Burgos side-trips: Ermita de San Pantaleon de Losa (in San Pantaleon de Losa), Iglesia Catedralicia de San Hipolito el Real (in Tamara de Campos) and Iglesia de la Asuncion de Nuestra Senora de Santa Maria del Campo (in Santa Maria del Campo). There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Evolucion Humana, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Los Condestables, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de Yuso.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Burgos trip planner.

You can drive from Madrid to Burgos in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Madrid in December, expect nights in Burgos to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are slightly colder, around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Leon.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Ermita de San Pantaleon de Losa, Iglesia Catedralicia de San Hipolito el Real, Iglesia de Santa Maria La Real, Monasterio de Yuso, Monasterio Cisterciense de Canas
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. Get some cultural insight at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral and Museo Casa Botines Gaudi. You'll explore and learn at Museo Del Pan and Centro de Interpretacion Del Leon Romano. Explore Leon's surroundings by going to Castrillo de los Polvazares (in Castrillo de los Polvazares), Monasterio de San Pedro de las Duenas (in Sahagun) and Palacio De Gaudi (in Astorga). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon, explore the historical opulence of Diputación Provincial De León, examine the collection at Fundación Sierra Pambley, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Antiguo Convento de San Marcos.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Leon day trip app.

Getting from Burgos to Leon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Leon are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Castrillo de los Polvazares, Villa Romana La Olmeda, Monasterio de San Pedro de las Duenas, Museo Del Pan, Palacio De Gaudi
Highlights from your plan
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral ©
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral
Palacio De Gaudi ©
Palacio De Gaudi
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon ©
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon

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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.
On the 14th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the striking features of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and then catch a live event at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Seville trip itinerary planner.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Evora.

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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Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Centro Ciencia Viva do Lousal - Mina de Ciencia and Museu de Evora. Centro Historico de Evora and Walls of Evora will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Evora: Estremoz (Professor Joaquim Vermelho Municipal Museum & Mother Church of Sta Maria), Museu Mineiro do Lousal em Grandola (in Grandola) and Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Visitacao (Montemor-o-Novo) (in Montemor-o-Novo). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, make a trip to Capela dos Ossos, and examine the collection at Megalithica Ebora.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Evora trip planner.

Getting from Seville to Evora by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Seville to Evora is minus 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Estremoz, Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, Museu Mineiro do Lousal em Grandola, Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Visitacao (Montemor-o-Novo), Centro Ciencia Viva do Lousal - Mina de Ciencia
Highlights from your plan
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Centro Historico de Cascais. Popular historic sites such as Monastery of Alcobaca and Castelo dos Mouros are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Batalha (Capelas Imperfeitas, Batalha Monastery, &more), Casa-Estudio Carlos Relvas (in Golega) and Sintra (Sintra National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, get a taste of the local shopping with Chiado, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon journey planner.

Getting from Evora to Lisbon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Lisbon are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sintra, Batalha, Quinta do Casal Branco, Monastery of Alcobaca, Casa-Estudio Carlos Relvas
Highlights from your plan
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
Monastery of Alcobaca ©
Monastery of Alcobaca

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