15 days in France, Portugal & Spain Itinerary

15 days in France, Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Ibiza Town, Spain
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Begur, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
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Cannes, France
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Paris, France

— 2 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.
On the 18th (Sat), take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and finally explore the activities along Seine River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and finally contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris planner.

Raleigh, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Raleigh to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Raleigh in September, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): do a tasting at The Best Portugal, admire the landmark architecture of Park and National Palace of Pena, admire the striking features of Sintra National Palace, then admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. On your second day here, visit Alfama, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, then make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lisbon road trip website.

You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in September, expect Lisbon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Ibiza Town, Spain

— 2 nights

Party Capital of Europe

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, stroll through Cala Lena, kick back and relax at Cala de Sant Vicent, enjoy the sand and surf at S'Arenal Petit, then kick back and relax at S'Arenal Gros, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Puerto de San Miguel. On the next day, kick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines, kick back and relax at Port Des Torrent, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Comte, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Bassa, then stroll through Playa des Codolar, and finally stroll through Cala Vadella.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Ibiza Town trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Lisbon to Ibiza Town in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Lisbon to Ibiza Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ibiza Town, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Begur.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Begur, Spain

— 2 nights
Begur is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Empordà in Catalonia, Spain, on the coastline of the Costa Brava.Begur has 3,986 inhabitants (according to the census of 2005). Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Camino de Ronda, kick back and relax at Cala del Senyor Ramon, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then enjoy the sand and surf at San Pol Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala del Pi. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala de l'Illa Roja, kick back and relax at Playa Sa Riera, kick back and relax at Platja Fonda, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aigua Xelida, then kick back and relax at La playa de Tamariu, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Platja Port Bo.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Begur itinerary planner.

Getting from Ibiza Town to Begur by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Ibiza Town in September, Begur is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Begur

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, then wander the streets of Las Ramblas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona vacation app.

Traveling by car from Begur to Barcelona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Begur in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Cannes.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches

Cannes, France

— 4 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Popular historic sites such as Vieille Ville and Le Suquet are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musee Picasso. Get out of town with these interesting Cannes side-trips: Nice (Castel Plage, Musée Marc Chagall, &more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of La Croisette, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de Biot, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Castre, and shop like a local with Rue d'Antibes.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cannes online attractions planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Cannes by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Cannes. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · 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.