40 days in Portugal, Spain & France Itinerary

40 days in Portugal, Spain & France Itinerary

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Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
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Ronda, Spain
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
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Hyeres, France
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
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Porto, Portugal — 1 night

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, then steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, and then stroll around Museu Serralves.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Porto is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in June, with highs in Porto at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 5 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 (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, &more). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, make a trip to Belém Tower, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in June, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 4 nights

City of Towers

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.
Seville is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, catch a live event at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and don't miss a visit to Torre del Oro.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville tour planning app.

You can fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Seville. Traveling from Lisbon in July, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ronda.
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Ronda, Spain — 4 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, snap pictures at Puente Viejo, explore the ancient world of Palacio de Congresos de Ronda, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Alameda Del Tajo.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ronda trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Ronda are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, have some family-friendly fun at EXIT Madrid, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

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Getting from Ronda to Madrid by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. July in Madrid sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 5 nights

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.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and walk around Parc Guell.

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Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Madrid in July: highs in Barcelona hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Nice.
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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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Saint-Raphael (Musee Archeologique de Saint-Raphael & Total Xscape), Mont Vinaigre (in Frejus) and Chapelle Saint-Bernardin (in Antibes). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Vieille Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, kick back and relax at Promenade du Soleil, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hyeres.
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Hyeres, France — 4 nights

Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Hyeres: Kelys (in Sainte-Maxime), Cogolin (Chateau Des Garcinieres, Les Pipes de Cogolin - Courrieu, &more) and Domaine de l'Anglade (in Le Lavandou). And it doesn't end there: stop by Chateau de la Clapiere, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame De Constance, examine the collection at Musee des Chantiers Naval, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame de Consolation.

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Getting from Nice to Hyeres by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nice in July since evenings lows in Hyeres dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Louvre Museum, stop by Le Marais, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Paris road trip planning tool.

Getting from Hyeres to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Hyeres in August: high temperatures in Paris hover around 29°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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Portugal travel guide

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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.
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Spain travel guide

4.5
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.
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France travel guide

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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.
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