22 days in France, South of Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

22 days in France, South of Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

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22 days in France, South of Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
2
Amboise, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Bayeux, France
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  6​h
4
Carcassonne, France
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
6
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Mumbai, India

2
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.
Get some cultural insight at Latin Quarter and Louvre Museum. Popular historic sites such as Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, wander the streets of Trocadero, and get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris planning app .

Mumbai, India to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in October, expect Paris to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can take a train to Amboise.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
Amboise, France

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 23rd (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chambord and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cheverny. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Chateau Royal d'Amboise, take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and then learn about winemaking at Troglo Degusto.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Amboise trip itinerary maker site .

Take a train from Paris to Amboise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Amboise can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Chateau de Cheverny, Troglo Degusto, Chateau de Chambord
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Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Omaha Beach and Saint Catherine's Church. Popular historic sites such as Cathedrale Notre-Dame and American Cemetery & Memorial are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat) and Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, and witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amboise to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach, Falaises d'Etretat, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Remains Mulberry Harbour
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

2
nights
Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
On the 28th (Mon), steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, and finally take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere De La Conte, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, then snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Bayeux to Carcassonne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in October, you will find days in Carcassonne are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trip

La cité médiévale
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Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne

3
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Historico de Sevilla and Royal Tobacco Factory. Popular historic sites such as Catedral de Sevilla and Archaeological Ensemble of Italica are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, steep yourself in history at Las Duenas, and catch a live event at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Seville attractions planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Carcassonne to Seville in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Carcassonne in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Seville: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Centro Historico de Sevilla ©
Centro Historico de Sevilla

1
night
Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then steep yourself in history at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and then take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia).

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cordoba trip simple and quick.

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cordoba, with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Food Tours

2
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 3rd (Sun), browse the exhibits of CAC Malaga Contemporary Art Center, examine the collection at Colección del Museo Ruso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Maria de la Victoria, delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, then take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Malaga Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Los Martires, make a trip to Plaza de la Constitucion Malaga, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacred Heart Church (Sagrado Corazon), then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro, and finally steep yourself in history at Alcazaba de Antequera.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Malaga trip maker website .

You can take a train from Cordoba to Malaga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Malaga, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Alcazaba de Antequera
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Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Alcazaba de Antequera ©
Alcazaba de Antequera

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cromeleque dos Almendres and Monastery of Alcobaca. Castelo de Tomar and Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Batalha Monastery (in Batalha), Fatima (Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima & Basilica da Santissima Trindade) and Capela de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao (in Tomar). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, contemplate the long history of Miradouro da Graca, appreciate the extensive heritage of Belém Tower, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon route builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Malaga to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Malaga to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Lisbon are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Evora, Tomar, Fatima, Monastery of Alcobaca, Batalha Monastery
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

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