39 days in Spain, Portugal & Paris Itinerary

39 days in Spain, Portugal & Paris Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train
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Valencia, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Braga, Portugal
— 10 nights
Drive
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Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 6 nights

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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Family-friendly places like Parc Guell and Casa Batllo will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

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If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Barcelona International Airport, Girona Airport and Reus Air Base. In April, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. The adventure continues: stroll around Parque del Retiro, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip maker site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Barcelona in April since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Valencia.
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Valencia, Spain — 6 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Bring the kids along to Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and Oceanografic Valencia. Get out of town with these interesting Valencia side-trips: Benidorm (Terra Natura Benidorm, El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm, &more) and Planet Vintage (in Altea). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Central Market of Valencia, admire the landmark architecture of La Lonja de la Seda, make a trip to Plaza del Ayuntamiento, and admire the natural beauty at Jardi del Turia.

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Traveling by train from Madrid to Valencia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 3 nights

City of Towers

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.
On the 21st (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España. On the next day, stop by Barrio Santa Cruz, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Santa Marta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, and finally admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Seville trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Seville, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Braga.
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Braga, Portugal — 10 nights

Portuguese Rome

Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Parque de Lazer de Castelinho and O Navio Gil Eannes. Venture out of the city with trips to Room Escape Games (in Guimaraes), Valenca (Nucleo Museologico de Valenca & Fortaleza de Valenca) and Museu Bienal de Cerveira (in Vila Nova de Cerveira). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Largo de Camoes, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Cruz, admire the masterpieces at Biscaínhos Museum Garden, and step into the grandiose world of Paco dos Duques de Braganca.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Braga trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Braga takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Seville in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Braga: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 1 night

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
On the 3rd (Wed), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally make a trip to Livraria Lello.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Porto trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Braga to Porto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Porto, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 6 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'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and take a stroll through Alfama.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip site.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 6 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris route builder website.

Getting from Lisbon to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Paris is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in May, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 11°C.
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Find places to stay May 10 — 16:

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
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.
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Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
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.
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