13 days in France, Portugal & Madrid Itinerary

13 days in France, Portugal & Madrid Itinerary

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Start: Atlanta, United States
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Amboise, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Atlanta, United States

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor and then admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip tool.

Atlanta, USA to Madrid is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Atlanta in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Madrid, with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

1
night
Porto, Portugal

Porto
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.
To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Porto day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Porto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Madrid in June, expect nights in Porto to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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nights
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 29th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, make a trip to Belém Tower, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Park and National Palace of Pena, admire the striking features of Quinta da Regaleira, then take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Porto in June, you will find days in Lisbon are a bit warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). On the 1st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

1
night
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 1st (Mon), steep yourself in history at Prieure de Cayac and then get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bordeaux online trip builder.

You can fly from Lisbon to Bordeaux in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Bordeaux due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Lisbon, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bordeaux, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Amboise.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites
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Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
Prieure de Cayac ©
Prieure de Cayac

1
night
Amboise, France

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise, then steep yourself in history at Chateau Royal d'Amboise, then take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Amboise trip maker tool.

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Amboise in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Amboise sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais
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Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais ©
Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais

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nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and The Paris Catacombs will appeal to history buffs. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, read Paris travel planner.

You can take a train from Amboise to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Paris sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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