20 days in Portugal, Spain & Paris Itinerary

20 days in Portugal, Spain & Paris Itinerary

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Fly to Madrid, Train to Valladolid
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Valladolid, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salamanca, Spain
— 2 nights
Train
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive
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Coimbra, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Guarda, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive to Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport, Fly to Paris-Orly Airport
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Fly to Mulhouse, Bus to Basel SBB, Train to Zurich

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Valladolid, Spain

— 3 nights

Land of Castles

A city of booming industry with a strong emphasis on leisure and cultural involvement, Valladolid is also known for its historical heritage and medieval feel.
Change things up with these side-trips from Valladolid: Segovia (Alcazar of Segovia, Acueduct of Segovia, &more), Catedral De Burgos (in Burgos) and Centro de Interpretacion de las Tenerias (in Cuellar). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Escultura, make a trip to Plaza Viejo Coso, walk around Campo Grande, and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor de Valladolid.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Valladolid online journey planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Valladolid is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Zurich in June since evenings lows in Valladolid dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Valladolid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:

Salamanca, Spain

— 2 nights

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
On the 19th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, then get a sense of history and politics at Universidad de Salamanca, then contemplate the long history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, and finally snap pictures at Puente Romano. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Alberto Churriguera y al Conde Francos, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, contemplate the long history of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Salamanca trip tool.

You can drive from Valladolid to Salamanca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Salamanca, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Palace, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and take a stroll through Alfama.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Salamanca to Lisbon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Salamanca in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lisbon, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 24:

Coimbra, Portugal

— 3 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nazare (Ermida da Memoria, Praia da Nazare, &more). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, walk around Parque Verde do Mondego, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela de Sao Miguel, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Coimbra trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Lisbon to Coimbra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Lisbon in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Coimbra, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 27:

Porto, Portugal

— 2 nights

Unvanquished City

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 28th (Sun): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then admire the striking features of Paco Episcopal, and finally stroll through Cais da Ribeira. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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

You can drive from Coimbra to Porto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Guarda.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:

Guarda, Portugal

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Castle of Guarda, get to know the fascinating history of Judiaria da Guarda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se-Catedral da Guarda, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Misericordia, and finally let little ones run wild at Parque Urbano do Rio Diz.

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Drive from Porto to Guarda in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Guarda

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire the landmark architecture of Luxembourg Palace, and finally stroll around Luxembourg Gardens. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Paris holiday tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Guarda to Paris. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Guarda to Paris. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

Spain travel guide

4.5
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.

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.