40 days in Portugal, Spain & France Itinerary

40 days in Portugal, Spain & France Itinerary

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40 days in Portugal, Spain & France Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia, United States
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h
4
Ronda, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Hyeres, France
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Philadelphia, United States

1
night
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): make a trip to Liberdade Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa. On the next day, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Porto trip itinerary site.

Philadelphia, USA to Porto is an approximately 11- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Porto due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Philadelphia in January: high temperatures in Porto hover around 57°F and lows are around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Museums Tours Parks
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Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lisbon attractions planning tool.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In January in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 24:
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Food Tours
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

4
nights
Seville, Spain

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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, admire the striking features of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville online visit planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Seville is 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 28:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

4
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Dona Felisa Winery, take some stellar pictures from Mirador de los Viajeros Romanticos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paddock Paradise Ronda, and explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ronda trip itinerary maker.

Take a bus from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Ronda sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Historic Sites Wineries
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 1:
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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery
Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda

5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and stroll around Parque del Retiro.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Madrid day trip site.

You can take a train from Ronda to Madrid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ronda in February, expect Madrid to be slightly colder, temps between 52°F and 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 6:
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EXIT Madrid ©
EXIT Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

5
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, and shop like a local with La Boqueria.

Plan trip to Barcelona with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in February, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 58°F and 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 11:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

5
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Mont Vinaigre (in Frejus), Saint-Raphael (Musee Archeologique de Saint-Raphael & Total Xscape) and Maison du Patrimoine (in Grasse). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Station de Ski L'Audibergue, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

Discover how to plan a Nice trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. February in Nice sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Menton, Saint-Raphael, Mont Vinaigre, Station de Ski L'Audibergue, Chapelle Saint-Bernardin
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Station de Ski L'Audibergue ©
Station de Ski L'Audibergue

4
nights
Hyeres, France

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Hyeres: La Ciotat (Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde & Musee des Chantiers Naval), Cogolin (Chateau Des Garcinieres, Les Pipes de Cogolin - Courrieu, &more) and Kelys (in Sainte-Maxime). The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Toulon, do a tasting at Domaine de l'Anglade, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Anglicane, and hike along Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hyeres day trip website.

Drive from Nice to Hyeres in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Hyeres are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Hyeres

Historic Sites Wineries Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Cogolin, La Ciotat, Eglise Saint-Francois de Sales, Virtual Room Toulon
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Notre Dame De Constance ©
Notre Dame De Constance
Virtual Room Toulon ©
Virtual Room Toulon
Les Pipes de Cogolin - Courrieu ©
Les Pipes de Cogolin - Courrieu

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Le Marais, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris itinerary maker.

Getting from Hyeres to Paris by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In February, Paris is slightly colder than Hyeres - with highs of 46°F and lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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