19 days in Spain, Paris & Lisbon Itinerary

19 days in Spain, Paris & Lisbon Itinerary

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19 days in Spain, Paris & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: Recife, Brazil
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Recife, Brazil

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Attractions like Retiro Park and Casa de Campo make great kid-friendly stops. Dedicate the 4th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary builder site .

Recife, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Recife to Madrid. Traveling from Recife in July, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
Casa de Campo ©
Casa de Campo

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Parc Guell and Magic Fountain (Font Magica). Spend the 6th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, kick back and relax at Barceloneta Beach, and see the interesting displays at Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

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

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Madrid in July: highs in Barcelona hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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.
Bring the kids along to Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and The Paris Catacombs. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Paris day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in July: high temperatures in Paris hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Belém Tower make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, admire the masterpieces at National Tile Museum, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon day trip planning app .

You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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