22 days in Spain, Lisbon & Paris Itinerary

22 days in Spain, Lisbon & Paris Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Fly:  11 h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
Train:  3 h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  12 h 30 min
4
Paris, France
— 9 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Porto Alegre, Brazil

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Family-friendly places like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Lisbon Oceanarium will thrill your kids. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castelo de S. Jorge and Alfama. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Cabo da Roca in Colares--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum and take a stroll through Rossio Square.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon day trip planning website.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. In May in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Cabo da Roca
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

6
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and Casco Historico de Toledo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park (in Sepulveda), Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes (in Toledo) and Alcazar of Segovia (in Segovia). And it doesn't end there: walk around Parque del Retiro, laugh and play at Parque de Atracciones, wander the streets of Gran Via, and do a tasting at Bodegas Finca Rio Negro.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. May in Madrid sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toledo, Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park, Bodegas Finca Rio Negro, Alcazar of Segovia
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Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Carre d'Artistes, view the masterpieces at Villa del Arte Galleries, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, thenget all the equipment you need at Inercia, and finally walk around Parc Guell.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Barcelona online attractions planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

9
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Musee Rodin and Chartres Cathedral. Bring the kids along to Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Fontainebleau, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Latin Quarter, and visit Le Marais.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris visit planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in May, with highs in Paris at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Chartres Cathedral
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau

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