60 days in Spain, France & Portugal Itinerary

60 days in Spain, France & Portugal Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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Valencia, Spain
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 14 nights
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Avignon, France
— 4 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly to Nantes, Drive to Tours
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Tours, France
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Albufeira, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Spain — 1 night

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol and then browse the eclectic array of goods at El Rastro.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Madrid tour itinerary planning site.

San Antonio, USA to Madrid is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from San Antonio to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Antonio in September, expect Madrid to be little chillier, temps between 82°F and 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Valencia.
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Valencia, Spain — 4 nights

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and Castillo de Santa Barbara are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Valencia to go to Benidorm and see Playa de Levante, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Central Market of Valencia, contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de la Virgen, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Valencia trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Valencia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 65°F in Valencia. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa Cala Sa Boadella and Lloret Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Go for a jaunt from Barcelona to Lloret de Mar to see Fenals Beach about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, stroll around Parc Guell, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona tour site.

You can fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Barcelona are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Aix-en-Provence.
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Aix-en-Provence, France — 14 nights

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Les Gorges du Verdon as well as Chateau La Coste en Provence. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee Granet and Chateau Des Garcinieres. Escape the urban bustle at Route des Cretes La Palud and Lac de Sainte-Croix. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: Bonnieux (Sous Les Toiles de Provence & Gallerie d'Art Rahim Najfar), Chateau de l'Emperi (in Salon-de-Provence) and Fondation Blachere (in Apt). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, take an in-depth tour of Musee Du Patrimoine, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montagne Sainte Victoire.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Aix-en-Provence in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Aix-en-Provence can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.
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Avignon, France — 4 nights

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ile de la Barthelasse as well as Pont du Gard. Take a break from the city and head to Wine Safari and Espiguette Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Carrieres des Lumieres and Pont d'Avignon. Venture out of the city with trips to Place de la Comedie (in Montpellier), Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles) and Chateau des Baux de Provence (in Les Baux de Provence). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Palais des Papes, get engrossed in the history at Musee Calvet, browse the exhibits of Musee du Petit Palais, and admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Avignon trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Avignon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Avignon sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 2 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
You've now added Parc National des Calanques to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc National des Calanques and then stop by Le Bazar de Cesar Savonnerie. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through The Panier, get engrossed in the history at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Marseille journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nice.
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Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Nice, France — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): shop like a local with Avenue Jean Medecin and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nice day trip planning app.

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tours.
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Tours, France — 4 nights

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Chateau de Chenonceau and Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci. Get a sense of the local culture at Rendez-Vous dans les Vignes and Plou Et Fils. Explore Tours' surroundings by going to La Maison des Parapluies (in Blois), Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord) and Caves Monmousseau (in Montrichard). There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal d'Amboise and do a tasting at Aubert Jean-Claude Et Didier.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Tours trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Nice to Tours takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nice in October, with highs in Tours at 63°F and lows at 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can take a train to Paris.
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Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
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Paris, France — 5 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Seine River. Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and L'Orangerie (in Versailles). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Tours to Paris in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can fly to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 4 nights

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.
Shop till you drop at Palacio da Bolsa and Livraria Lello. Appreciate the collections at Museu Serralves and Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis. When in Porto, make a side trip to see Praia da Costa Nova in Gafanha da Encarnacao, approximately Gafanha da Encarnacao away. Dedicate the 17th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, kick back and relax at Praia de Miramar, and take in the waterfront at Ribeira do Porto.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Porto holiday planning website.

You can fly from Paris to Porto in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, Porto is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of the city life by going to Praia da ursa and Boca do Inferno. For shopping fun, head to Museu Calouste Gulbenkian or Centro Cultural de Belem - CCB. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, wander the streets of Alfama, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Lisbon are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.
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Albufeira, Portugal — 4 nights

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia Da Rocha and Praia Gale. Visiting Praia da Marinha and Praia da Falesia will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres) and Lagos (Ponta da Piedade & Mar d'Estorias). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água, visit Centro Historico de Albufeira, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Thai Massage Vilamoura.

Find out how to plan Albufeira trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 5 nights

Get some cultural insight at Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor. Step out of the city life by going to Parque Natural Hayedo de Tejera Negra and Hayedo de Montejo. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Casco Historico de Toledo (in Toledo) and Old City (in Segovia). See even more of Madrid: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, browse the different shops at ABC Serrano, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Albufeira to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Albufeira to Madrid, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Albufeira in October since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Spain travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · 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.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.
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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.
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