48 days in France & Portugal Itinerary

48 days in France & Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nice, France
— 6 nights
2
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
3
Lyon, France
— 5 nights
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
5
Funchal, Portugal
— 4 nights
6
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 6 nights
7
Angra do Heroismo, Portugal
— 5 nights
8
Porto, Portugal
— 5 nights
9
Paris, France
— 7 nights

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage), Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and Tanneron (Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois & Massif du Tanneron). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins Bioves, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, see the interesting displays at Palais Lascaris, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nice attractions planner.

Riga, Latvia to Nice is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riga to Nice. Traveling from Riga in March, expect Nice to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Menton, Tanneron, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Lérins Islands, Galerie du Faune
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Massif du Tanneron ©
Massif du Tanneron
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

3
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Bandol (Villa des Flo & Foret de Roustagnon) and Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Hunt, visit The Panier, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, and don't miss a visit to Place Baragnon.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Marseille trip planner.

Drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bandol, Avignon, The Escape Hunt, Place Baragnon
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

5
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lyon: L'Atelier des Enigmes - Escape Game Annecy (in Cran-Gevrier), Belvedere de la Chapelle de l'Etoile (in La Chapelle-du-Mont-du-Chat) and Grenoble (Vertiges Aventure, Musee Dauphinois, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lyon sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Marseille to Lyon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Marseille in March: highs in Lyon hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grenoble, Annecy, Belvedere de la Chapelle de l'Etoile, Parcours Aventure
Highlights from your plan
L'Atelier des Enigmes - Escape Game Annecy ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Musee Dauphinois ©
Musee Dauphinois

6
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Sintra National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Lisbon journey builder tool.

You can fly from Lyon to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lyon to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Lyon in March, expect Lisbon to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

4
nights
Funchal, Portugal

Funchal ©
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
When in Funchal, make a side trip to see Madeira Paragliding in Arco da Calheta, approximately Arco da Calheta away. There's lots more to do: do sightseeing your way with Safari Madeira Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Monte Palace Madeira, contemplate the long history of Colegio dos Jesuitas do Funchal, and shop like a local with Funchalet Art Gallery and Craft Shop.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Funchal journey planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Funchal in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Funchal, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Madeira Paragliding, Quinta da Junta Garden, Cabo Girao, Laurissilva Forest
Highlights from your plan
Madeira Paragliding ©
Madeira Paragliding
Safari Madeira Island ©
Safari Madeira Island
Off-Road Tours

6
nights
Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Ponta Delgada ©
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas, Parque Terra Nostra, &more), Vista do Rei Miradouro (in Sete Cidades) and Azorean Active Blueberry (in Achada). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoas Empadadas, and look for all kinds of wild species at Pinhal da Paz.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada trip builder website.

You can fly from Funchal to Ponta Delgada in 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Funchal to Ponta Delgada. Traveling from Funchal in March, you will find days in Ponta Delgada are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Sete Cidades, Vila Franca do Campo
Highlights from your plan
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Azorean Active Blueberry ©
Azorean Active Blueberry

5
nights
Angra do Heroismo, Portugal

Angra do Heroismo ©
Angra do Heroísmo, generally known as Angra, is a municipality and city on the island of Terceira in the Portuguese autonomous region of the Azores. Step out of Angra do Heroismo to go to Cabo Da Praia and see Ceramica da Praia, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: whizz through the canopy at Rope Adventures, pause for some serene contemplation at Se Cathedral, get great views at Miradouro da Serra de Santa Barbara, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Angra do Heroismo.

Plan my trip to Angra do Heroismo with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Ponta Delgada to Angra do Heroismo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Ceramica da Praia, Ponta dos Biscoitos, Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara
Highlights from your plan
Rope Adventures ©
Rope Adventures
Se Cathedral ©
Se Cathedral
Miradouro da Serra de Santa Barbara ©
Miradouro da Serra de Santa Barbara

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto: Coimbra (Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, make a trip to Livraria Lello, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Porto trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Angra do Heroismo to Porto takes 5.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Azores Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Coimbra
Highlights from your plan
Taste Porto Food Tours ©
Taste Porto Food Tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors & Palace of Versailles). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower.

Plan my day in Paris using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Porto to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Paris is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Porto in April, with highs in Paris at 18°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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

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