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 31st (Mon): make a trip to Liberdade Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, and then explore the galleries of Museu Serralves.

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Philadelphia, USA to Porto is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Porto. In October, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, &more). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Belém Tower, and examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lisbon travel website.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Lisbon are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight 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: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, don't miss a visit to Torre del Oro, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Seville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Seville due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive 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 the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda, don't miss a visit to Placa A Los Viajeros Romanticos, learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador Paseo Blas Infante.

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Traveling by car from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can 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, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip app.

Traveling by train from Ronda to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Ronda in November; daily highs in Madrid reach 17°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow 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: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and wander the streets of Las Ramblas.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in November, with highs in Barcelona at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Mont Vinaigre (in Frejus), Saint-Raphael (Musee Archeologique de Saint-Raphael & Total Xscape) and Chapelle Saint-Bernardin (in Antibes). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, explore the galleries of Palais Lascaris, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To see photos 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. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hyeres: Domaine de l'Anglade (in Le Lavandou), Cogolin (Chateau Des Garcinieres, Les Pipes de Cogolin - Courrieu, &more) and Kelys (in Sainte-Maxime). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musee des Chantiers Naval, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame de Consolation, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Saint-Francois-de-Paule, and stroll through Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hyeres trip tool.

Drive from Nice to Hyeres in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Hyeres can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight 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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Hyeres to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, Paris is little chillier than Hyeres - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight 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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