14 days in Spain, Portugal & Paris Itinerary

14 days in Spain, Portugal & Paris Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Porto, Portugal
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Aveiro, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Granada, Spain
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Cordoba, Spain
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Malaga, Spain
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Paris, France

— 1 night

City of Light

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.
On the 19th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planning website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Paris is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Paris is minus 3 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in October: high temperatures in Paris hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for Porto.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites
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Porto, Portugal

— 2 nights

Unvanquished City

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 20th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then take a leisurely stroll along Cais da Ribeira, and finally make a trip to Liberdade Square. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and then look for gifts at Livraria Lello.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Porto holiday maker app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Porto takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Porto. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in October; daily highs in Porto reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Aveiro.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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Aveiro, Portugal

Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the waterfront at Ria de Aveiro.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Aveiro holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Porto to Aveiro takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Aveiro

Parks · Nature
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You've added Panteao Nacional, Time Out Market Lisboa, Se de Lisboa, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Fri), wander the streets of Bairro Alto. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, admire the landmark architecture of Panteao Nacional, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Se de Lisboa, pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo, then learn the tricks of the trade with Time Out Market Lisboa, and finally appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Aveiro to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Granada.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Classes · Parks

Side Trip

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Granada, Spain

— 2 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): stroll through Generalife and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soak in style at Turkish baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin, and finally look for gifts at Munira Leather.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Granada trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Granada by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. October in Granada sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Baths · Spas
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Cordoba, Spain

— 2 nights

Pearl of Muslim Spain

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 27th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then take in the views from Roman Bridge, then make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, and finally make a trip to Patios de Cordoba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana, see the interesting displays at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, examine the collection at Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally visit Jewish Quarter (Juderia).

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Cordoba itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Granada to Cordoba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Granada in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 16°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Fri) before leaving for Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Malaga, Spain

— 2 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro, then go for a stroll along the water at Puerto Marina Benalmadena, then examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malaga Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, then take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, and finally don't miss a visit to Puerto de Málaga.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Malaga trip planner.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sun) before leaving for Madrid.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Madrid journey planner.

You can fly from Malaga to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Malaga in October; daily highs in Madrid reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping
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Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.

Aveiro District travel guide

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Piers & Boardwalks · Landmarks · Beaches
Known mostly for its developed coastline, Alveiro District attracts surfers, sailors, and kayakers. The city of Alveiro, a modestly sized urban center noted for its architecture and proximity to fine beaches, features a network of navigable canals cutting through its center, inspiring frequent comparisons to Venice. Built around a shallow lagoon, the city thrives as a popular sightseeing destination and salt-processing center. Begin your tour at the lagoon, where you can watch swan-necked boats prepare to set off in search of kelp, used locally as a fertilizer. Beyond the busy city spreads a landscape of extensive salt pits, quiet country roads, and vast wetland areas best explored on guided horseback rides.

Spain travel guide

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Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
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.