15 days in Spain, Lisbon & Paris Itinerary

15 days in Spain, Lisbon & Paris Itinerary

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15 days in Spain, Lisbon & Paris Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
4
Toledo, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belém Tower, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To find photos and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip builder app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Lisbon is 3 hours. In January, Lisbon is cooler than Sao Paulo - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

3
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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Paris. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lisbon in January, with highs in Paris at 8°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona sightseeing site .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can take a train to Toledo.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Toledo, Spain

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santo Tomé, then explore the world behind art at Museo del Greco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada, and finally make a trip to Mirador del Valle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Palace of Aranjuez, take an in-depth tour of Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito, then take a stroll through Casco Historico de Toledo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Toledo trip planner .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Toledo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in January: high temperatures in Toledo hover around 13°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Royal Palace of Aranjuez
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 18th (Sat), walk around Parque del Retiro, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid.

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Take a train from Toledo to Madrid in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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