22 days in France, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train to Dol De Bretagne, Taxi to Mont-Saint-Michel
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 4 nights
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights


Paris, France — 4 nights

City of Light

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 with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Paris. While traveling from Ho Chi Minh City, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France — 4 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mont-Saint-Michel: Chateau de Fougeres (in Fougeres), Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets) and Musee Christian Dior (in Granville). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Mont Saint-Michel, make a trip to Grand Degre, identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, and take some stellar pictures from Cabane Vauban.

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Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in Mont-Saint-Michel hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Nice, France — 5 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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 a short trip to Lérins Islands in Cannes (about 52 minutes away). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and explore the galleries of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

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You can fly from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in June: high temperatures in Nice hover around 28°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

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Traveling by flight from Nice to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nice to Lisbon. Traveling from Nice in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lisbon, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 3 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Porto is known for sightseeing, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, wander the streets of Ribeira do Porto, stop by Livraria Lello, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in June, you will find days in Porto are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites
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France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Portugal travel guide

Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.