46 days in Spain, France & Portugal Itinerary

46 days in Spain, France & Portugal Itinerary

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Start: Zurich, Switzerland
train:  8 h
1
Sete, France
— 7 nights
train:  9 h
2
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 5 nights
train:  5 h 30 min
3
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  4 h
4
Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Evora, Portugal
— 5 nights
train:  4 h 30 min
7
Seville, Spain
— 6 nights
train:  3 h
8
Faro, Portugal
— 4 nights
train:  5 h
9
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 day
train:  6 h 30 min
10
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

7
nights
Sete, France

Sete
Sète, known as Cette until 1928, is a commune in the Hérault department in the Occitanie region in southern France. Do some cultural sightseeing at Abbaye de Fontfroide and Le Phare de Port la Nouvelle. Visit Phare du Mont Saint-Clair and Le Cimetiere Marin for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sete: Le Moulin de Saint Pierre (in Saint-Pierre-de-la-Fage), Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption (in Gruissan) and Reserve Africaine de Sigean (in Sigean). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Cirque de Navacelles, visit a coastal fixture at Phare Saint Louis, see the interesting displays at Espace Georges Brassens, and head outdoors with Les Pierres Blanches.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sete online driving holiday planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Sete is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in April; daily highs in Sete reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Sete

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Le Moulin de Saint Pierre, Cirque de Navacelles, Abbaye Saint-Felix-de-Montceau, Musee de site Villa-Loupian, Paroisse Saint Nazaire
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Abbaye de Fontfroide
Abbaye de Fontfroide
Cirque de Navacelles ©
Cirque de Navacelles
Abbaye Saint-Felix-de-Montceau ©
Abbaye Saint-Felix-de-Montceau

5
nights
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Take a break from the city and head to La Concha Beach and Camino del Norte. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Miramar Palace and Parte Vieja. Step out of San Sebastian - Donostia with an excursion to Palacio Real de Olite in Olite--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Urgull, enjoy the sand and surf at Ondarreta Beach, expand your understanding of the military at Castillo de la Mota, and make a trip to Peine del Viento.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia travel route planner.

Drive from Sete to San Sebastian - Donostia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April in San Sebastian - Donostia, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Palacio Real de Olite
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Monte Igueldo ©
Monte Igueldo
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Monte Urgull ©
Monte Urgull

2
nights
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de Santa Maria de Belvis, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Bieito do Campo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, don't miss a visit to Plaza del Obradoiro, then contemplate the long history of Igreja de San Fructuoso, and finally examine the collection at Museo Casa de la Troya. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours, then don't miss a visit to Botafumeiro, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Santiago de Compostela online trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of bus and flight from San Sebastian - Donostia to Santiago de Compostela in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Santiago de Compostela, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela
Igreja de San Fructuoso ©
Igreja de San Fructuoso

4
nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
Visit Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Palacio da Bolsa for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Peneda-Geres National Park. Step out of Porto with an excursion to Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga--about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, stop by Livraria Lello, contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River, and make a trip to Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Porto trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santiago de Compostela to Porto in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago de Compostela to Porto. Traveling from Santiago de Compostela in April, Porto is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Peneda-Geres National Park, Bom Jesus do Monte
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River Rafting & Tubing
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Parque Natural da Arrabida. Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Park and National Palace of Pena will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra Mountains, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, head outdoors with Parque Florestal de Monsanto, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and play a few rounds at LisboaPhysio.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. April in Lisbon sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Parque Natural da Arrabida
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

5
nights
Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Evora Public Garden will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Capela dos Ossos and Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres. Change things up with these side-trips from Evora: Monsaraz Castle and Walls (in Monsaraz) and Castelo de Marvao (in Marvao). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and don't miss a visit to Walls of Evora.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Evora visit planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Evora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Evora sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Monsaraz Castle and Walls, Castelo de Marvao, Corticarte - Arte em Cortica
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Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres ©
Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

6
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Plaza de España and Catedral de Sevilla are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Barrio Santa Cruz. Change things up with these side-trips from Seville: Ronda (Iglesia de Padre Jesus, Mirador de Aldehuela, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de la Magdalena, stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa, and admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Seville trip maker tool.

You can drive from Evora to Seville in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Seville are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Faro.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Ronda
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

4
nights
Faro, Portugal

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Get some cultural insight at Old Town Faro and Muralhas de Faro. Get outdoors at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Praia de Faro. Go for a jaunt from Faro to Tavira to see Tavira Island about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, head outdoors with Ilha Do Farol, pause for some serene contemplation at Faro Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Museu Municipal de Olhao.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Faro trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Seville to Faro in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Faro. In May, daytime highs in Faro are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cordoba.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Olhao, Tavira Island
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Off-Road Tours
Old Town Faro ©
Old Town Faro
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, admire the striking features of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and then make a trip to Calleja del Panuelo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cordoba online travel route planner.

You can drive from Faro to Cordoba in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Faro in May, you will find days in Cordoba are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are slightly colder (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos ©
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos
Calleja del Panuelo ©
Calleja del Panuelo

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum and then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, then admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Cordoba to Paris in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Cordoba in May, plan for much colder days in Paris, with highs around 20°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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