15 days in Spain, France & Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Spain, France & Portugal Itinerary

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15 days in Spain, France & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Fly:  14​h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 1 night
4
Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Porto Alegre, Brazil

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castelo de S. Jorge and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more). Spend the 7th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Belém Tower, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, see the interesting displays at Pharmaceutical Museum, and snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon online road trip planner .

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Porto Alegre to Lisbon. Traveling from Porto Alegre in February, things will get colder in Lisbon: highs are around 18°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 10th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then explore the world behind art at Museo Lazaro Galdiano, and finally admire the majestic nature at la Sierra de Guadarrama National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip maker tool .

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Madrid is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in February; daily highs in Madrid reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

1
night
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Urgull, take a stroll through Parte Vieja, then explore the world behind art at San Telmo Museoa, then take in the dramatic natural features at Basque Coast Geopark, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Madrid to San Sebastian - Donostia by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. February in San Sebastian - Donostia sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Monte Urgull ©
Monte Urgull
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
San Telmo Museoa ©
San Telmo Museoa

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 13th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Maison de la Nature, admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin, then don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bordeaux online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bordeaux by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums Wildlife Parks
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La Cite du Vin
La Cite du Vin
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale) ©
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale)

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palace of Versailles and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Le Bois des Aigles (in Balines) and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, and admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner .

Take a train from Bordeaux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Bordeaux in February, plan for little chillier days in Paris, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Le Bois des Aigles, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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