11 days in Portugal, Spain & France Itinerary

11 days in Portugal, Spain & France Itinerary

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Drive to La Isabela International Airport, Fly to Lisbon
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly to La Isabela International Airport, Drive to Dominican Republic


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.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Lisbon travel site.

Dominican Republic, Dominican Republic to Lisbon is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Dominican Republic to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dominican Republic in November, things will get much colder in Lisbon: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

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Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 21st (Sun), don't miss a visit to Estacion de Atocha, stroll around Parque del Retiro, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and finally explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Madrid online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in November; daily highs in Madrid reach 17°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

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Barcelona, Spain

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell. Here are some ideas for day two: pick up some local products at La Boqueria, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip builder.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Madrid - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can fly to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Paris, France

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally take in the views from Pont Alexandre III.

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Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Barcelona in November, with highs in Paris at 12°C and lows at 6°C. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Portugal travel guide

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.

Spain travel guide

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.

France travel guide

France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.