12 days in Spain, Nice & Lisbon Itinerary

12 days in Spain, Nice & Lisbon Itinerary

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Nice, France
— 5 nights
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 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.
Step out of Nice to go to Antibes and see Musee Picasso, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, browse the exhibits of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nice trip maker app.

Bangkok, Thailand to Nice is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Bangkok to Nice, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bangkok in September, with highs in Nice at 28°C and lows at 21°C. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 1 night

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 26th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Nice to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Barcelona sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Tue) before leaving for Madrid.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Madrid, Spain — 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 27th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Madrid. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower and take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lisbon travel planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon. September in Lisbon sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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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.