13 days in France, Portugal & Madrid Itinerary

13 days in France, Portugal & Madrid Itinerary

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13 days in France, Portugal & Madrid Itinerary

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
4
Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Amboise, France
— 1 night
6
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Atlanta, United States


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2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Plaza Mayor and then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Madrid travel planner .

Atlanta, USA to Madrid is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Atlanta in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Madrid, with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums
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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 find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Porto online travel route planner .

Getting from Madrid to Porto by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Madrid, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sat) before leaving for Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Tours Parks
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2
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, then take a stroll through Belém Tower, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Park and National Palace of Pena, take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira, then snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Porto in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling 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
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

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.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Bordeaux route builder .

You can fly from Lisbon to Bordeaux in 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 Bordeaux. Traveling from Lisbon in July, you will find days in Bordeaux are slightly colder (80°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Amboise.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites
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Place de la Bourse (Place Royale) ©

1
night
Amboise, France

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 2nd (Tue), sample the tasty concoctions at Closerie de Chanteloup, explore the historical opulence of 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, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Amboise day trip site .

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. In July, daily temperatures in Amboise can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to 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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4
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.
Family-friendly places like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Luxembourg Palace will thrill your kids. Get some historical perspective at Palace of Versailles and The Paris Catacombs. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, make a trip to Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paris tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Amboise to Paris by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a 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
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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