15 days in Portugal, Paris & Madrid Itinerary

15 days in Portugal, Paris & Madrid Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Madrid, Spain
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Paris, France

— 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Fontaine Saint-Sulpice, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and make a trip to Louvre Museum.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris travel route planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Paris is 4 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, things will get colder in Paris: highs are around 12°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

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Madrid, Spain

— 3 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, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Paris to Madrid in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in November, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Porto.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Porto, Portugal

— 3 nights

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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip app.

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 November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Porto, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

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 18th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium and then snap pictures at Vasco da Gama Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.