23 days in Spain, Portugal & France Itinerary

23 days in Spain, Portugal & France Itinerary

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23 days in Spain, Portugal & France Itinerary

Start: Seville, Spain
1
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Evora, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Segovia, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
7
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

3
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Las Duenas and Royal Tobacco Factory. Royal Alcázar of Seville and Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seville: Alcazar de la Puerta de Sevilla, Carmona (in Carmona) and Castillo de Almodovar (in Almodovar del Rio). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Magdalena, and wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Seville day trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Sevilla Airport, Jerez Airport and Málaga Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, Castillo de Almodovar, Alcazar de la Puerta de Sevilla, Carmona
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), then see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and finally delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra, then don't miss a visit to Capela dos Ossos, then indulge your taste buds at Monte da Ravasqueira, and finally delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Evora online trip builder .

You can drive from Seville to Evora in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Seville to Evora is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Evora when traveling from Seville in June, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Arraiolos
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some cultural insight at Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge. Explore hidden gems such as Castelo dos Mouros and Batalha Monastery. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Convent of Christ (in Tomar), Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira) and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Óbidos, pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Tiago Church, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner .

Traveling by car from Evora to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Evora in June, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sintra, Obidos, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Convent of Christ, Batalha Monastery
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ

2
nights
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 30th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se de Braga, and finally explore the historical opulence of Paco dos Duques de Braganca. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja dos Carmelitas, then get to know the fascinating history of Rua das Flores, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela das Almas.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Porto online holiday maker .

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon in June, you will find days in Porto are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Segovia.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Paco dos Duques de Braganca, Se de Braga
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Igreja do Carmo ©
Igreja do Carmo
Paco dos Duques de Braganca ©
Paco dos Duques de Braganca
Se de Braga ©
Se de Braga

1
night
Segovia, Spain

Segovia ©
As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
On the 2nd (Thu), don't miss a visit to La Muralla de Segovia, then take a stroll through Old City, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Segovia, and finally learn about all things military at Alcazar de Segovia.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Segovia trip planner.

Drive from Porto to Segovia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Segovia is 1 hour. Traveling from Porto in July, expect Segovia to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Segovia

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
La Muralla de Segovia ©
La Muralla de Segovia

2
nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the striking features of Pey-Berland Tower, examine the collection at Musee de l'Histoire Maritime de Bordeaux, then examine the collection at Musee du Vin et du Negoce, then make a trip to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), and finally steep yourself in history at La ville d'Hiver. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Chateau Pape Clement, wander the streets of Port of the Moon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Notre-Dame, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at La Fleche Saint-Michel.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bordeaux road trip planner.

You can fly from Segovia to Bordeaux in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Segovia in July: high temperatures in Bordeaux hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

La ville d'Hiver
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La ville d'Hiver ©
La ville d'Hiver
Musee du Vin et du Negoce ©
Musee du Vin et du Negoce
Pey-Berland Tower ©
Pey-Berland Tower

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.
Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Orléans Cathedral (in Orleans), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Chateau de Chantilly (in Chantilly City). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, and contemplate the long history of Philippe-Chatrier Court.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paris vacation planner.

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, Palace of Versailles, Chateau de Maintenon, Chateau de Chantilly, Orléans Cathedral
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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