15 days in Barcelona, Paris & Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Barcelona, Paris & Portugal Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
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Paris, France
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Porto, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Barcelona, Spain

— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Sailing Experience Barcelona and Playa de La Barceloneta. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: stroll around Parc Guell, stop by Casa Gispert, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona vacation planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Barcelona is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Mexico City to Barcelona. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mexico City in April: highs in Barcelona hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Parks
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Île de la Cité. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Paris day trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in April, with highs in Paris at 18°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Porto, Portugal

— 3 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 16th (Sun): kick back and relax at Praia da Luz, then explore the activities along Douro River, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: savor the flavors at Mercado do Bolhao, stop by Garrafeira do Carmo, then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, then steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally stop by Casa da Guitarra.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Porto online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Porto takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Porto, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castelo de S. Jorge and Quinta da Regaleira. Head to Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Rossio Squarefor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, see majestic marine mammals with Around Lisbon, wander the streets of Alfama, and head outdoors with Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours.

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Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Tours · Transportation · Museums

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Portugal travel guide

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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.