19 days in Spain, Paris & Lisbon Itinerary

19 days in Spain, Paris & Lisbon Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights


Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

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. Do your shopping at Mercado San Miguel and Caramelos Paco. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Boca del Asno (in Valsain), Balloon Rides (in Segovia) and Toledo (Catedral Primada & Casco Historico de Toledo). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

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Recife, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Recife to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Recife in August, expect nights in Madrid to be a bit cooler, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 5 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Escape the urban bustle at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Platja Port Bo. You'll get in some beach time at Aigua Xelida and Playa de La Barceloneta. Venture out of the city with trips to Cala Sa Conca (in Platja d'Aro) and Castell de Begur (in Begur). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, stop by Casa Gispert, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

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You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in August: highs in Barcelona hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and L'Orangerie. Do your shopping at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

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You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in August, with highs in Paris at 29°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 5 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get in touch with nature at Praia da ursa and Praia de Carcavelos. Bring the kids along to Lisbon Oceanarium and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Praia do Magoito). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, wander the streets of Avenida da Liberdade, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and shop like a local with Rossio Square.

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You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Paris to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in August: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Spain travel guide

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A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.