10 days in France, Fortaleza & Lisbon Itinerary

10 days in France, Fortaleza & Lisbon Itinerary

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Start: Teresina, Brazil
Bus:  11 h
1
Fortaleza, Brazil
— 1 day
Fly:  10 h 45 min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Toulouse, France
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
4
Albi, France
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
5
Toulouse, France
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— Few hours
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Teresina, Brazil

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day
Fortaleza, Brazil

Fortaleza ©
They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao da Prainha, get engrossed in the history at Memorial da Cultura Cearense, then buy something for everyone on your list at Mercado Central de Fortaleza, then pause for some serene contemplation at Metropolitana Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at 10th GAC Cultural Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fortaleza online itinerary planner.

Teresina to Fortaleza is an approximately 2.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Teresina in May: highs in Fortaleza hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Mercado Central de Fortaleza ©
Mercado Central de Fortaleza
Memorial da Cultura Cearense ©
Memorial da Cultura Cearense
Metropolitana Cathedral ©
Metropolitana Cathedral

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night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Belém Tower, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

You can fly from Fortaleza to Lisbon in 10.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Fortaleza to Lisbon. When traveling from Fortaleza in May, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Toulouse.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

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nights
Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get curious at Cite de l'espace and then browse the fresh offerings at Marche Victor Hugo. On your second day here, make a trip to Le Capitole, view the masterpieces at Passage a l'art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Les Jacobins, then view the masterpieces at Hotel d'Assezat, then admire the masterpieces at Fondation Bemberg, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des Augustins.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Toulouse trip maker.

You can fly from Lisbon to Toulouse in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Toulouse. When traveling from Lisbon in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Toulouse, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Albi.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
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Cite de l'espace ©
Cite de l'espace
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin
Musee des Augustins ©
Musee des Augustins

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nights
Albi, France

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. On the 13th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de la Berbie and then admire the masterpieces at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Academie des Miniatures et des petits gouters, take in the views from Pont Vieux, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, then get lost in a book at Librairie des Enfants, then examine the collection at Musee de la Mode, and finally view the masterpieces at Galerie Nadine Granier.

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Traveling by train from Toulouse to Albi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Albi can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Toulouse.

Things to do in Albi

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy

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hours
Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): engage your brain at Aeroscopia.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Toulouse trip planner.

You can take a train from Albi to Toulouse in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Aeroscopia
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Aeroscopia ©
Aeroscopia

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hours
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon
To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon road trip planning site.

Fly from Toulouse to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Toulouse to Lisbon. Traveling from Toulouse in May, you will find days in Lisbon are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). You'll set off for home on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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