24 days in Spain, Portugal & France Itinerary

24 days in Spain, Portugal & France Itinerary

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Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Funchal, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
8
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parc Guell, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Barcelona is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Barcelona. Traveling from Dubai in August, expect Barcelona to be much colder, temps between 33°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

La casa del semaforo y el cuartel de los carabineros
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): stroll around Parque del Retiro, thenexplore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Seville.

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
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and then steep yourself in history at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, thenwander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Seville trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Madrid to Seville by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Head to Chiado and Museu Calouste Gulbenkianfor plenty of shopping. Kids will enjoy Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros & Park and National Palace of Pena). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge and make a trip to Belém Tower.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lisbon attractions planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seville in August; daily highs in Lisbon reach 35°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

3
nights
Funchal, Portugal

Funchal ©
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cabo Girao and Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monte Palace Madeira and Pico do Arieiro. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Funchal: Church of Sao Pedro (in Ponta do Pargo), Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico) and Swim with Dolphins (in Calheta). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Faja Do Rancho Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Funchal trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Lisbon to Funchal in 4 hours. When traveling from Lisbon in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Funchal, with highs around 31°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Camara De Lobos, Calheta, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, Ponta de Sao Lourenco
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Cabo Girao ©
Cabo Girao
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Pico do Arieiro ©
Pico do Arieiro

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), kick back and relax at Mindelo Beach and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bom Jesus do Monte. On the next day, take a spin around town with Celanus-Empresa de Turismo, SA, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, thencontemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Porto trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Porto takes 4.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Porto when traveling from Funchal in August, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mindelo Beach, Celanus-Empresa de Turismo, SA, Bom Jesus do Monte
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Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Torre dos Clerigos ©
Torre dos Clerigos

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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.
Family-friendly places like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will thrill your kids. For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Le Marais. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online journey planner.

You can fly from Porto to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Paris is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like La Croisette and Plage de Jean Blanc. Get some historical perspective at Rue d'Antibes and Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Plage de Sylvabelle (in La Croix-Valmer), Plage de l'Escalet (in Ramatuelle) and La Ponche Beach (in Saint-Tropez). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Fondation Maeght and shop like a local with Galerie Gabel.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nice day trip planning website.

Getting from Paris to Nice by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Paris in August since evenings lows in Nice dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, St-Paul-de-Vence, Cannes, Plage de Sylvabelle, Galerie Gabel
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Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

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