35 days in France, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

35 days in France, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Toulouse, France
— 2 nights
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Montpellier, France
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Nerja, Spain
— 4 nights
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Ronda, Spain
— 4 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Toulouse, France

— 2 nights

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
On the 1st (Sun), don't miss a visit to Le Capitole, go for a walk through Place Saint-Georges, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Augustins, then see the interesting displays at Le Musee du Compagnonnage, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Les Jacobins, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Couvent des Jacobins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): engage your brain at Cite de l'espace, then stop by Delices de Tunis, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Toulouse trip itinerary planning tool.

Manchester, UK to Toulouse is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Toulouse due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Manchester, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Toulouse, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Montpellier.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Montpellier, France

— 4 nights
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Change things up with these side-trips from Montpellier: Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Cave Ourouse & Chateau Fortia), Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more) and Savonnerie du Moulin a grain (in Salon-de-Provence). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Palais des Papes, get a taste of life in the country at Ranch de la Brouzetiere, walk around Parc Naturel Regional du Luberon, and head outdoors with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Montpellier road trip app.

You can drive from Toulouse to Montpellier in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March in Montpellier, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Barcelona.

Things to do in Montpellier

Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, test your team's savvy at The Witching Hour Room Escape, and admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip builder app.

Getting from Montpellier to Barcelona by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Barcelona are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Tours

Madrid, Spain

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Artesania Morales, Casco Historico de Toledo, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid online route planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in March, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Madrid. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Nerja, Spain

— 4 nights
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Step out of Nerja with an excursion to Los Olivillos in Competa--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, explore the world behind art at Museo de Nerja, get advice or help at Nerja Book Centre, and walk around Parque Verano Azul.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nerja day trip planning tool.

Drive from Madrid to Nerja in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. March in Nerja sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ronda, Spain

— 4 nights

City of Dreams

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: explore by horseback at Paddock Paradise Ronda, make a trip to Ronda, take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Aldehuela, and stop by ArtesamArt.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ronda attractions planning website.

Getting from Nerja to Ronda by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nerja in March: high temperatures in Ronda hover around 23°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Seville, Spain

— 4 nights

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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, explore the galleries of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, and don't miss a visit to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

Make your Seville itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Ronda to Seville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Lisbon, Portugal

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

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Fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Porto trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Porto are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Museums

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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
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.