24 days in Spain, Portugal & Paris Itinerary

24 days in Spain, Portugal & Paris Itinerary

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Valencia, Spain
— 5 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 6 nights
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Faro, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Valencia, Spain

— 5 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Casco Antiguo. There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia, meet the residents at Oceanografic Valencia, and get to know the resident critters at Bioparc Valencia.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Valencia trip maker website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Valencia is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also fly; or take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in July, with highs in Valencia at 36°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Valencia

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

Malaga, Spain

— 6 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Climbing Tours and Río Chíllar. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malaga: Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Marbella), Off-Road Tours (in Nerja) and Butterfly Park of Benalmadena (in Benalmadena). There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take some stellar pictures from Mirador del Gibralfaro, and explore the activities along Rio Higueron.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Malaga road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Valencia to Malaga takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Malaga are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll travel to Faro.

Things to do in Malaga

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Faro, Portugal

— 3 nights

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Kayakool has been added to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Town Faro and Muralhas de Faro. And it doesn't end there: find your balance on the water with Algarve SUP, contemplate the long history of Arc of Repouso, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Faro route app.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Faro takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or fly. Traveling from Malaga to Faro, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Faro can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for Porto.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Porto, Portugal

— 4 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Porto Bridge Climb and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). On the 3rd (Mon), plan a day focused around Viagem Medieval em Terra de Santa Maria. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Ribeira Square, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela das Almas, and take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Porto trip planning site.

You can fly from Faro to Porto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Faro in August; daily highs in Porto reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

— 1 night

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Paseo Nuevo and then wander the streets of La calle 31 de agosto.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Sebastian - Donostia tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Porto to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to San Sebastian - Donostia due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Neighborhoods

Paris, France

— 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jardin des Tuileries and Latin Quarter. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, don't miss a visit to Le Trocadero et son esplanade, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see maps and tourist information, use the Paris itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Sebastian - Donostia to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in August since evenings lows in Paris dip to 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · 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.

Portugal travel guide

4.3
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.