35 days in Portugal, France & Spain Itinerary

35 days in Portugal, France & Spain Itinerary

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1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
2
Portimao, Portugal
— 3 nights
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
4
Saint-Tropez, France
— 4 nights
5
Rouen, France
— 4 nights
6
Nice, France
— 5 nights
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
8
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
9
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Alfama. You'll get in some beach time at Praia da ursa and Praia da Nazare. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Parque Natural da Arrabida in Setubal, approximately Setubal away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and tee off at LisboaPhysio.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon itinerary site.

Cairo, Egypt to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairo in December: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Portimao.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Parque Natural da Arrabida, Praia da ursa, Praia da Nazare
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Praia da ursa ©
Praia da ursa
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

3
nights
Portimao, Portugal

Portimao ©
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Get a sense of the local culture at Centro Historico de Albufeira and Olaria Pequena. Visiting Praia Da Rocha and Tres Castelos Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: stroll through Praia dos Tres Irmaos, do some two-wheel cruising with AlgarveXplorers, kick back and relax at Praia de Alvor, and get a taste of the local shopping with LAC - Laboratorio de Actividades Criativas.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Portimao road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Portimao takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Centro Historico de Albufeira, LAC - Laboratorio de Actividades Criativas, Olaria Pequena
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia dos Tres Irmaos ©
Praia dos Tres Irmaos
AlgarveXplorers ©
AlgarveXplorers

4
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.
Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Laurence Esnol Gallery. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paris road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Portimao to Paris takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Portimao to Paris is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Portimao in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Pampelonne and Plage de l'Escalet. Do some cultural sightseeing at Domaine La Tourraque and Domaine des Tournels. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at La Ponche Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse de Ramatuelle, get outside with Cap Taillat, and get a new perspective on nature at La Maison des Papillons.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Saint-Tropez in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Saint-Tropez, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Rouen.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors Parks Wineries
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Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne

4
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Get in touch with nature at Omaha Beach and Falaises d'Etretat. Get a sense of the local culture at Normandy American Cemetery and Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Vascoeuil (in Vascoeuil), Frac Basse Normandie (in Caen) and Les Vergers de Ducy (in Ducy-Sainte-Marguerite). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, view the masterpieces at L’Atelier de Leo, wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, and admire the striking features of Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rouen road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Saint-Tropez to Rouen in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in December, expect nights in Rouen to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Chateau de Vascoeuil, Falaises d'Etretat, Frac Basse Normandie, L’Atelier de Leo, Omaha Beach
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

5
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Do your shopping at La Croisette and Choisy La Galerie. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musée Marc Chagall and Palais Lascaris. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Promenade du Soleil (in Menton) and Cannes (Plage Mace & Lérins Islands). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Blue Beach, stroll through Castel Plage, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nice journey website.

Getting from Rouen to Nice by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rouen in December, expect Nice to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannes, Promenade du Soleil, Choisy La Galerie
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Picasso and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. Get a sense of the local culture at El Barri Gòtic and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria La Lesia, and shop like a local with La Boqueria.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Shop till you drop at Mercado San Miguel and Alcion Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo & Lahperla). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, shop like a local with Gran Via, and take in the exciting artwork at Diseno Propio. Artesania..

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Madrid trip simple and quick.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In January, Madrid is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Shopping Winter Sports

Side Trip

Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia ©

2
nights
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 11th (Sat), wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, thenshop like a local with La Galeria Roja, thenshop like a local with Ceramica Artistica Colon, and finally steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Un Gato en Bicicleta, admire the striking features of Torre Giralda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, thenshop like a local with Sorolla Art Gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de España.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Seville holiday planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Seville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in January: high temperatures in Seville hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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