21 days in France, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

21 days in France, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Bayeux, France
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Train:  7 h 30 min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Albufeira, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Cairo, Egypt

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Family-friendly places like Musee d'Orsay and Le Marais will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, explore the activities along Seine River, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris route planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Paris is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the history at Omaha Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Les Vergers de Ducy.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bayeux online trip planner.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Bayeux are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Les Vergers de Ducy, Omaha Beach
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Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Les Vergers de Ducy ©
Les Vergers de Ducy
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Visiting Playa de La Barceloneta and Nova Mar Bella Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, hunt for treasures at Mercat de la Barceloneta, visit Las Ramblas, and wander the streets of La Barceloneta.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and train from Bayeux to Barcelona in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in August, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 33°C and lows about 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kids will enjoy Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Get some cultural insight at Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. The adventure continues: stroll around Parque del Retiro, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip planner.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 39°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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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

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 24th (Sat): shop like a local with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, thenmake a trip to Belém Tower, and then take a tour by water with Lisbon by Boat. Keep things going the next day: stop by A Outra Face da Lua, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and then stop by Alfama.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Lisbon travel planning website.

Fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Madrid, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping Tours Outdoors
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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

3
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia Da Rocha and Falesia Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Praia do Monte Clérigo and Odeceixe Beach. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Olhos de Água and kick back and relax at Praia da Coelha.

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You can drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Albufeira, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia Da Rocha, Praia do Monte Clérigo, Odeceixe Beach
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Odeceixe Beach ©
Odeceixe Beach

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