37 days in Spain, France & Portugal Itinerary

37 days in Spain, France & Portugal Itinerary

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37 days in Spain, France & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Porto, Portugal
1
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Coimbra, Portugal
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Train:  5 h 45 min
4
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 day
Train:  45 min
5
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
6
Ronda, Spain
— Few hours
Bus:  1 h 45 min
7
Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
9
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
10
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
11
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
12
Nimes, France
— Few hours
Train:  30 min
13
Avignon, France
— 4 nights
Train:  45 min
14
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
15
Nice, France
— 4 nights
End: Nice, France

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Livraria Lello, take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, then explore the activities along Rio Douro, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Porto trip planner.

If you are flying in from Taiwan, the closest major airport is Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport. In January, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Room Escape Games

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Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 2nd (Sun), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, then don't miss a visit to Sao Sebastiao Aqueduct, and finally steep yourself in history at Portugal dos Pequenitos.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Coimbra trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Porto to Coimbra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Lisbon.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Portugal dos Pequenitos ©
Portugal dos Pequenitos
Room Escape Games
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, wander the streets of Alfama, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Coimbra to Lisbon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Lisbon sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

1
day
Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Calahorra Tower, don't miss a visit to Roman Bridge, then take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally admire the masterpieces at Centro de Arte Rafael Boti.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cordoba day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and train from Lisbon to Cordoba in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Cordoba, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cordoba when traveling from Lisbon in February, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Centro de Arte Rafael Boti ©
Centro de Arte Rafael Boti

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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.
On the 8th (Sat), admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Seville trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in February, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

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Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Aldehuela, then explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, and then examine the collection at Museo Lara.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Ronda online trip itinerary builder .

Take a bus from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Malaga.

Things to do in Ronda

Nature Parks Museums
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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Mirador de Aldehuela ©
Mirador de Aldehuela
Museo Lara ©
Museo Lara

2
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Puerto de Málaga. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Balcon de Europa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador, then steep yourself in history at Castillo de Gibralfaro, and finally take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read Malaga vacation maker site .

Drive from Ronda to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Malaga are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nerja, Parque De La Paloma, Vom Fass Fuengirola
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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
Room Escape Games

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Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias), then don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Granada road trip site .

Traveling by car from Malaga to Granada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Malaga in February, things will get slightly colder in Granada: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) ©
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Room Escape Games

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, tour the pleasant surroundings at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Madrid online trip planner .

You can fly from Granada to Madrid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Madrid are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Valencia.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Museums Outdoors
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EXIT Madrid ©
EXIT Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, and then engage your brain at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Valencia road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Valencia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in February, things will get a bit warmer in Valencia: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Room Escape Games
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral

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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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Valencia in February, plan for slightly colder days in Barcelona, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Nimes.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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Nimes, France

Nimes ©
Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Place du Marche, delve into the distant past at La Maison Carree, then admire the natural beauty at Jardins de la Fontaine, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tour Magne.

To see reviews, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Nimes trip maker.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Nimes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in February; daily highs in Nimes reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Avignon.

Things to do in Nimes

Parks Historic Sites
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Jardins de la Fontaine ©
Jardins de la Fontaine
La Maison Carree ©
La Maison Carree
Tour Magne ©
Tour Magne

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Avignon, France

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.
Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Musee Estrine (in Saint-Remy-de-Provence), Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, contemplate the long history of Place Crillon, and take an in-depth tour of Palais du Roure.

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

Avignon is very close to Nimes. In February, daytime highs in Avignon are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pont du Gard, Musee Estrine, Carrieres des Lumieres
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Room Escape Games

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Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Take a break from Marseille with a short trip to Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, contemplate the long history of Chateau d'If, wander the streets of The Panier, and admire the landmark architecture of Le Tour de l'Horloge.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip planner.

You can take a train from Avignon to Marseille in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February in Marseille, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Montagne Sainte Victoire, Laser game Evolution
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Montagne Sainte Victoire ©
Montagne Sainte Victoire
Laser game Evolution ©
Laser game Evolution

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Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Station de Ski L'Audibergue (in Andon) and Galerie Lifetime Gallery (in Mougins). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice tour itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March in Nice, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Station de Ski L'Audibergue, Galerie Lifetime Gallery
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Station de Ski L'Audibergue ©
Station de Ski L'Audibergue
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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