15 days in France, Portugal & Spain Itinerary

15 days in France, Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
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Begur, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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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 24th (Thu), take a stroll through Île de la Cité, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paris sightseeing 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. While traveling from Raleigh, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature
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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.
On the 26th (Sat), do a tasting at The Best Portugal, explore the historical opulence of Park and National Palace of Pena, then admire the striking features of Sintra National Palace, then take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira, and finally admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit Alfama, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, then make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip builder tool.

You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in February, with highs in Lisbon at 18°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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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 28th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Lena, kick back and relax at Cala de Sant Vicent, enjoy the sand and surf at S'Arenal Petit, then tour the pleasant surroundings at S'Arenal Gros, and finally kick back and relax at Playa Puerto de San Miguel. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Platja de ses Salines, enjoy the sand and surf at Port Des Torrent, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Comte, stroll through Cala Bassa, then stroll through Playa des Codolar, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Vadella.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ibiza Town tour builder.

Getting from Lisbon to Ibiza Town by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Ibiza Town is 1 hour. In February in Ibiza Town, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Begur.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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 2nd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Camino de Ronda, kick back and relax at Cala del Senyor Ramon, then 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 stroll through Cala del Pi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala de l'Illa Roja, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Sa Riera, tour the pleasant surroundings at Platja Fonda, kick back and relax at Aigua Xelida, then enjoy the sand and surf at La playa de Tamariu, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Platja Port Bo.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Begur holiday tool.

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Begur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 March, plan for slightly colder nights in Begur, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Begur

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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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 4th (Fri): admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then walk around Parc Guell, then wander the streets of Las Ramblas, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de La Barceloneta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then stop by El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona journey planning site.

Drive from Begur to Barcelona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Begur in March, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly to Cannes.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 5:

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 Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musée Marc Chagall and Musee Picasso. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cannes: Nice (Castel Plage, Spas, &more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through La Croisette, get engrossed in the history at Musee Des Explorations Du Monde, visit Le Suquet, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de Biot.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannes trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Cannes takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 9:

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 · 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.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Churches · 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.