17 days in Portugal, Spain & Paris Itinerary

17 days in Portugal, Spain & Paris Itinerary

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17 days in Portugal, Spain & Paris Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Fly:  14 h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Leiria, Portugal
— 3 nights
train:  6 h 30 min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Leiria, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Porto Alegre, Brazil


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1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take a stroll through Belém Tower, then get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, then see the interesting displays at Fundacao Jose Saramago, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lisbon route 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. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Porto Alegre in August; daily highs in Lisbon reach 35°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Leiria.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

3
nights
Leiria, Portugal

Leiria ©
Leiria is a city and a municipality in the Centro Region of Portugal. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Figueira (Figueira Beach), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batalha Monastery, then don't miss a visit to Praca Rodrigues Lobo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Leiria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Centro de Interpretação da Batalha de Aljubarrota, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Alcobaca, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Pedrogao.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Leiria trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Leiria takes 2 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in August, expect nights in Leiria to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Leiria

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Batalha, Praia da Figueira (Figueira Beach), Monastery of Alcobaca
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Praia da Figueira (Figueira Beach) ©
Praia da Figueira (Figueira Beach)
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Prado National Museum and Museo Sorolla. Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Madrid to go to Segovia and see Balloon Rides, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, head outdoors with Picnic Madrid, and ride a horse along Horse Riding Madrid.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Leiria to Madrid. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Leiria in August, expect Madrid to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trip

Balloon Rides
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. You'll explore and learn at Museu Picasso and Galeria La Lesia. There's lots more to do: walk around Parc Guell, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona vacation site .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, Barcelona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Wildlife Historic Sites
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Museu Picasso ©
Museu Picasso

3
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.
Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, Paris is little chillier than Barcelona - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then explore the world behind art at Museu Serralves.

For reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Porto online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Paris to Porto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris to Porto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Porto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Leiria.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Tours Nature
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Douro River ©
Douro River
Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

2
nights
Leiria, Portugal

Leiria ©
On the 11th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Alcobaca, examine the collection at Centro de Interpretação da Batalha de Aljubarrota, then steep yourself in history at Batalha Monastery, then admire the masterpieces at Mimo - Museu Da Imagem Em Movimento, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Leiria.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Leiria sightseeing planning tool .

Drive from Porto to Leiria in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leiria

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Batalha, Monastery of Alcobaca
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Castelo de Leiria ©
Castelo de Leiria
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

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