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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Carcassonne, France
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Nimes, France
— 1 night
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Gordes, France
— 1 day
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Robion, France
— 11 nights
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 4 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
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Blois, France
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Saint-Malo, France
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
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Rouen, France
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Bayeux, France
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Paris, France
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Porto, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Albufeira, Portugal
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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.
On the 5th (Mon), look for gifts at Madrid al Cubo, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at El Rastro.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip website.

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. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Antonio in September: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 82°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can take a 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and La Lonja de la Seda. Visiting Playa de Levante and Platja de Ponent will get you outdoors. Step out of Valencia with an excursion to Castillo de Santa Barbara in Alicante--about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Central Market of Valencia, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, and examine the collection at Museu Faller de Valencia.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Valencia trip planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Valencia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Valencia, with lows around 65°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Picasso and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Lloret de Mar (Lloret Beach & Fenals Beach). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Las Ramblas, shop like a local with La Boqueria, stroll around Parc Guell, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip app.

Getting from Valencia to Barcelona by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. September in Barcelona sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne, France — 2 nights

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Escape the urban bustle at Canal du Midi and La Plage du Rouet de La Palme. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at l'Atelier des Vignerons and Les Halles de Narbonne. Step out of Carcassonne to go to Sigean and see Reserve Africaine de Sigean, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne trip planner.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Carcassonne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Barcelona in September, Carcassonne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nimes.
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Nimes, France — 1 night

Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Arenes de Nimes. On the 17th (Sat), see where the action happens at Arenes de Nimes.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nimes travel tool.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Nimes in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, daytime highs in Nimes are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gordes.
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Gordes, France — 1 day

Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): delve into the distant past at La Maison Carree and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Sentier des Ocres.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gordes trip planner.

Drive from Nimes to Gordes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Robion.
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Robion, France — 11 nights

Robion is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Head to Santons Daniel Galli and La Roumanierefor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Les Gorges de Regalon and Sentier Vigneron d'Oppede. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Robion: Miramas (Miramas-le-Vieux & Domaine de Sulauze), Ansouis (Eglise Saint Martin & Musee Extraordinaire) and Parc Animalier L'Arche de Meo (in Molleges). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Hotel d'Agar, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Saint-Sixte, examine the collection at Musee du Patrimoine d'Eyragues, and learn more about the world around you at Musee Urgonia.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Robion itinerary planner.

Robion is just a stone's throw from Gordes. In September, daily temperatures in Robion can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Aix-en-Provence.
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Aix-en-Provence, France — 4 nights

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Head to Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo and Marche aux Fruits et Legumesfor plenty of shopping. Visiting Le Sentier des Ocres and Espiguette Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Aix-en-Provence to go to Aigues-Mortes and see Salin d'Aigues-Mortes, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, contemplate the long history of Le Tour de l'Horloge, make a trip to Cours Mirabeau, and see the interesting displays at Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Robion to Aix-en-Provence takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stop by The Panier, then look for gifts 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 Cathédrale La Major.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip planner.

Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Marseille by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Nice.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): visit Vieille Ville, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and then wander the streets of Avenue Jean Medecin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Musee Matisse, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nice trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Nice are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Blois.
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Blois, France — 2 nights

Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
On the 6th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Domaine National de Chambord, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chambord, and then stop by La Maison des Parapluies. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau and then indulge your senses at Rendez-Vous dans les Vignes.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Blois online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nice to Blois in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nice in October, with highs in Blois at 63°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saint-Malo.
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Saint-Malo, France — 2 nights

Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Grand Aquarium, then kick back and relax at Plage du Sillon, and then make a trip to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Marche aux Huitres, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe du Grouin, and then examine the collection at Musee des Amis des Bisquines et du Vieux Cancale.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saint-Malo tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Blois to Saint-Malo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Archeoscope du Mont Saint Michel, then trek along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, then stroll through Musee Christian Dior, and finally explore the galleries of Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel holiday maker site.

Drive from Saint-Malo to Mont-Saint-Michel in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rouen.
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Rouen, France — 1 night

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 12th (Wed), shop like a local with Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, and finally admire the striking features of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rouen trip planner.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Rouen in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Rouen are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux, France — 1 night

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement, then indulge your taste buds at Cave Cidricole Lecornu, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Paris.
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Shop till you drop at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. Venture out of the city with trips to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Evasion Canine (in Fontainebleau). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, snap pictures at Pont Alexandre III, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paris route planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Paris by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to 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.
Let the collections at Museu Serralves and Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis capture your imagination. For shopping fun, head to Palacio da Bolsa or Livraria Lello. Venture out of the city with trips to Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro (in Coimbra) and Praia da Costa Nova (in Gafanha da Encarnacao). Dedicate the 21st (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the waterfront at Ribeira do Porto, and see the interesting displays at Museu Pedagogico Luso Brasileiro.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Porto online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Porto takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Porto. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in October: high temperatures in Porto hover around 72°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to fly 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.
Head to Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Centro Cultural de Belem - CCBfor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Alfama. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and don't miss a visit to Belém Tower.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read Lisbon attractions planning app.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Albufeira.
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Albufeira, Portugal — 3 nights

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Get outdoors at Praia Da Rocha and Praia da Falesia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Saint Vincent and Old Town Faro. Explore Albufeira's surroundings by going to Lagos (Ponta da Piedade & Mar d'Estorias) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Albufeira trip planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October in Albufeira, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Prado National Museum and Wine Tours & Tastings are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and Museo del Greco capture your imagination. Take a break from Madrid with a short trip to Casco Historico de Toledo in Toledo, about 1h 10 min away. Explore Madrid further: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, take a stroll through Gran Via, shop like a local with Mercado de San Antón, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Madrid trip planner.

Fly from Albufeira to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albufeira to Madrid 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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Beaches · Architectural Buildings · 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

4.3
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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Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Art Museums
You'll feel the sun getting bigger and brighter the closer you get to Provence on the Mediterranean. When you glimpse your first red-tiled roof, you'll know you've entered the south, filled with vineyards, cypresses, and the crisp, inviting scent of lavender and rosemary. Since before the Roman Empire, Provence has been a vibrant community, partially due to its intensely bright sunlight--bathing the people in its radiance, as well as soaking sunflowers, olive groves, vineyards, and purple lavender fields with its warm rays. Breezy, star-filled nights set the mood for a romantic vacation highlighted by a moonlit stroll, a dramatic performance at the theater, or dynamic nightlife decked out in the height of fashion at the trendiest nightclubs.

Since Provence is a historical province, some people include the French Riviera as part of the region, because it shares the cultural and linguistic identity unique to Provence, while others view the area north of Cannes as separate from the region.

Joining the Mediterranean Sea, and flanked by the Rhône River and the Alps, this region captivated master artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Cézanne. If included on an itinerary, it will do the same for you, with its tranquil gardens, mysterious caves, rustic vistas, Roman ruins, and enchanting old harbors. You can enjoy the finer things in life here, like searching for that special something at the area boutiques, visiting the workshop of a local artisan for authentic regional arts and crafts, and learning historical tidbits from a resident's perspective by antiquing in the country's best stores. Like its native Provençal inhabitants, you too can enjoy world-class people watching. If you're lucky, you'll catch a glimpse of a major celeb or two followed by the relentless paparazzi, all while sitting at an outdoor café overlooking any one of the magnificent Mediterranean marinas, one of the most quintessential things to do in the region.
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Normandy travel guide

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Monuments · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.
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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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