30 days in Spain, Portugal & France Itinerary

30 days in Spain, Portugal & France Itinerary

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Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
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Funchal, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Evora, Portugal
— 1 night
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Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Bayeux, France
— 4 nights
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Maspalomas, Spain

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo Costa Canaria, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Maspalomas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Buggy Pirates Gran Canaria. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Canary Diving Adventures, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Virgen del Pino, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Juan Bautista, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo & Parque Arqueologico Cueva Pintada.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas trip itinerary site.

Granada to Maspalomas is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Granada in September since evenings lows in Maspalomas dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Funchal, Portugal

The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Ponta de Sao Lourenco, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Arieiro, and then admire the natural beauty at Monte Palace Madeira. Here are some ideas for day two: see Off-Road Tours, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo Girao, and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find out how to plan a trip to Funchal, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Maspalomas to Funchal in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Funchal

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira. Step off the beaten path and head to Castelo dos Mouros and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Park and National Palace of Pena in Sintra (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lisbon visit planning app.

Fly from Funchal to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Funchal in September, Lisbon is little chillier at night with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Evora.

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Evora, Portugal

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora).

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Evora trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Evora are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lagos.

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Lagos, Portugal

Jewel of the Algarve

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
On the 10th (Fri), Head underground at Algar de Benagil, kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, and then stroll through Praia da Falesia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Cape Saint Vincent, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Dona Ana.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Lagos trip planner.

Drive from Evora to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Evora in September: highs in Lagos hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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Seville, Spain

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 12th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Casa de Pilatos, admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), then contemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, and finally make a trip to Plaza de España.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lagos to Seville due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Seville are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Catedral Primada and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Explore hidden gems such as Acueduct of Segovia and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Segovia (Alcazar of Segovia & Catedral de Segovia). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Seville to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Madrid are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

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Ibiza Town, Spain

Party Capital of Europe

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
On the 17th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Es Vedra, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Comte, and then find your balance on the water with Sup Ibiza. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, then visit Dalt Vila, and finally see the interesting displays at Necropolis del Puig des Molins.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ibiza Town trip planning app.

You can fly from Madrid to Ibiza Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in September since evenings lows in Ibiza Town dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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Barcelona, Spain

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.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Wine Tours & Tastings are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Girona Cathedral (Catedral) and Fenals Beach. Step out of Barcelona with an excursion to Vila Vella (Old Town) in Tossa de Mar--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, make a trip to Casa Batllo, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and take a stroll through Las Ramblas.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Ibiza Town to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Tours

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Paris, France

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Montmartre, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in September: high temperatures in Paris hover around 70°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

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Bayeux, France

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Normandy American Cemetery and Bayeux War Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Caen (Eglise Saint-Pierre & Quartier du Vaugueux) and Pegasus Bridge (in Ranville). The adventure continues: take in the history at Omaha Beach, take an in-depth tour of Omaha Beach Memorial Museum, make a trip to Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye aux Hommes.

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Traveling by car from Paris to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

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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.

Portugal travel guide

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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.

France travel guide

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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.