17 days in Portugal, Spain & Paris Itinerary

17 days in Portugal, Spain & Paris Itinerary

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17 days in Portugal, Spain & Paris Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Fly:  15​h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
2
Leiria, Portugal
— 1 night
ferry:  10​h
3
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Porto Alegre, Brazil


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1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon road trip planning website .

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Porto Alegre to Lisbon, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Porto Alegre in August; daily highs in Lisbon reach 35°C and lows reach 20°C. On the 27th (Tue), you're off toLeiria.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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1
night
Leiria, Portugal

Leiria
Leiria is a city and a municipality in the Centro Region of Portugal. To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Leiria tour planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Leiria by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Lisbon, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Leiria, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. You will leave for Madrid on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Leiria

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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2
nights
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 30th (Fri): make a trip to Plaza Mayor and then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Puerta del Sol and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Madrid tour builder site .

Explore your travel options from Leiria to Madrid with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Leiria in August; daily highs in Madrid reach 39°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, walk around Parc Guell, and then see the interesting displays at Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Barcelona driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
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 to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read Paris trip tool .

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alma. On the 31st (Sat), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then admire the striking features of Palacio da Bolsa, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Alma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): explore the activities along Rio Douro, go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, then browse the collection at Livraria Lello, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Porto trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Leiria to Porto takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
On the 9th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and then pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castelo dos Mouros and then explore the historical opulence of Park and National Palace of Pena.

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Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Porto in September, you will find days in Lisbon are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Elevador de Santa Justa ©
Elevador de Santa Justa

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