27 days in France, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Nice, France
— 5 nights
Marseille, France
— 5 nights
Salou, Spain
— 4 nights
Cuenca, Spain
— 3 nights
Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights


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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Provencal Papillon, Cote Plongee, Espace Mer et Littoral, and other attractions. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jardins de la Pinède and Old Town. Promenade des Anglais and Notre-Dame de Bon Port are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice road trip site.

Singapore, Singapore to Nice is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Singapore in July: high temperatures in Nice hover around 32°C and lows are around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marseille.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Marseille, France — 5 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Friche la Belle de Mai, Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, L'exit Cafe, and other attractions.

To find maps and tourist information, read Marseille online vacation planner.

Drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nice in July: highs in Marseille hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Salou.
Parks · Shopping · Museums · Nightlife
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Salou, Spain — 4 nights

Nightlife Capital of the Costa Dorada

Known for its Mediterranean climate and vibrant beach community, Salou serves as the tourist capital of the Costa Dorada.
You've added La Fosca Beach, Playa La Punta del Fangar, La Casa Museu de la Mel, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ciudadela Iberica de Calafell and Playa de Arrabassada.

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You can fly from Marseille to Salou in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Cuenca.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
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Cuenca, Spain — 3 nights

Cuenca is a city in the autonomous community of Castile–La Mancha in central Spain. Foodie & Tours Madrid has been added to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo de Arte Abstracto Espanol and Museo de Paleontologia de Castilla-La Mancha. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Los Rascacielos de Cuenca Barrio San Martin and Museo Ulpiano Checa.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cuenca online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salou to Cuenca in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Fri) before leaving for Lisbon.
Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Lisbon, Portugal — 6 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Praia da Barra, Mercearia da Aldeia, Praia da ursa, and other attractions you added. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museu Colecao Berardo and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Maritime Museum and Rua Augusta. The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art and stop by Alfama.

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You can drive from Cuenca to Lisbon in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cuenca to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
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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.

Spain travel guide

Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

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.