16 days in France, Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

16 days in France, Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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La Rochelle, France
— 2 nights
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Biarritz, France
— 2 nights
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Train to Colón 52, Bus to San Sebastian, Fly to Barcelona
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Paris, France

— 2 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.
Shop till you drop at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Île de la Cité. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

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

Chennai, India to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. In November, Paris is much colder than Chennai - with highs of 12°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to La Rochelle.

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La Rochelle, France

— 2 nights

White City

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Visit Phare des Baleines and Phare Rouge for their historical value. Visit Plage de la Conche des Baleines and Plage de Chatelaillon for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Cognac Only, make a trip to Towers of La Rochelle, pick up some local products at Marche du Centre Ville, and explore the activities along Vieux Port.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the La Rochelle journey maker app.

Fly from Paris to La Rochelle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in November, things will get a bit warmer in La Rochelle: highs are around 17°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Biarritz, France

— 2 nights
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): stop by L'Atelier du Piment, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage d'Hendaye. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Aquarium de Biarritz and then appreciate the history behind Rocher de la Vierge.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Biarritz journey planner.

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Biarritz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Biarritz, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

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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 13th (Sat): visit El Barri Gòtic, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then take in the exciting artwork at MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Biarritz to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Barcelona are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.

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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 14th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally take a stroll through Gran Via.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in November; daily highs in Madrid reach 17°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums
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Seville, Spain

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): make a trip to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), browse for treasures at Ceramicas Sevilla, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, then admire the striking features of Plaza de España, then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Torre del Oro.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Seville online travel route planner.

Getting from Madrid to Seville by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In November, Seville is a bit warmer than Madrid - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can fly to Lisbon.

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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take a stroll through Alfama, then contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lisbon vacation maker website.

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 a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

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France travel guide

4.3
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.

Spain travel guide

4.5
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.