22 days in France, South of Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

22 days in France, South of Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
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
Train:  45 min
6
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
7
Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Latin Quarter for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse and Ile Saint-Louis. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, make a trip to Hotel de Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paris tour planner.

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 bus, train, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Paris is minus 4.5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in October, with highs in Paris at 19°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to 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
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

2
nights
Amboise, France

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chambord and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, then make a trip to Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and then do a tasting at Troglo Degusto.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Amboise using our trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amboise takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Troglo Degusto, Chateau de Cheverny, 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.
Visit Mont Saint-Michel and Normandy American Cemetery for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Omaha Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat) and Saint Catherine's Catholic Church (in Honfleur). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, don't miss a visit to Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux trip planner.

You can drive from Amboise to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Bayeux sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Mont Saint-Michel, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Falaises d'Etretat
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, and finally wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere De La Conte, then 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.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne trip planning site.

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. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bayeux in October: highs in Carcassonne hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough 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
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

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.
Visit Plaza de España and Casa Palacio de Las Duenas for their historical value. Royal Alcázar of Seville and Catedral de Sevilla are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Centro Historico de Sevilla, contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory, see where the action happens at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, and explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Seville trip site.

Do a combination of train and flight from Carcassonne to Seville in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, Seville is a bit warmer than Carcassonne - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire the landmark architecture of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and then wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia).

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cordoba holiday planner.

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seville in November since evenings lows in Cordoba dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at CAC Malaga Contemporary Art Center, explore the world behind art at Colección del Museo Ruso, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de la Victoria, explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, then take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, and finally steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Los Martires, make a trip to Plaza de la Constitucion Malaga, take in the spiritual surroundings of 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, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Malaga trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Malaga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in November, Malaga is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off 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.
Get some historical perspective at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Capela dos Ossos. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora). Venture out of the city with trips to Tomar (Capela de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao & Castelo de Tomar), Basilica da Santissima Trindade (in Fatima) and Batalha Monastery (in Batalha). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Alcobaca, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santo Antonio.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip maker website.

Fly from Malaga to Lisbon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Malaga to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 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, Castelo de Pirescoxe, Batalha Monastery
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima ©
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

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