12 days in Spain, Paris & Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Spain, Paris & Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe Trip Planner

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
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Sintra, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Paris, France

— 3 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.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planning website.

Hyderabad, India to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hyderabad to Paris is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Hyderabad in April, things will get much colder in Paris: highs are around 18°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Barcelona, Spain

— 3 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.
On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip planning app.

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Madrid, Spain

— 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 14th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Isidro, then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum and then join in the after-dark buzz at The Madrid Wine Experience.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid travel route planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Madrid, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Nightlife · Wineries · Historic Sites
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Seville, Spain

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Pilatos, and finally wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Seville road trip app.

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seville when traveling from Madrid in April, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Sintra, Portugal

— 2 nights
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira, admire the landmark architecture of Park and National Palace of Pena, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Cascais. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Guincho Beach, step into the grandiose world of Castelo dos Mouros, and then explore the world behind art at MU.SA - Museu de Artes de Sintra.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Sintra holiday maker.

Getting from Seville to Sintra by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville to Sintra, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. April in Sintra sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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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.