19 days in Spain, Toulouse & Lisbon District Itinerary

19 days in Spain, Toulouse & Lisbon District Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 3 nights
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Toulouse, France
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Sintra, Portugal
— 3 nights
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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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, see where the action happens at Camp Nou, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and make a trip to Casa Batllo.

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Auckland, New Zealand to Barcelona is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Barcelona, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

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.
Explore San Sebastian - Donostia's surroundings by going to Bilbao (Room Escape Games & Formula Racing). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Concha Beach, take advantage of the amenities at Ondarreta Beach, explore the historical opulence of Miramar Palace, and head outdoors with Penas de Aia.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in November, you will find days in San Sebastian - Donostia are little chillier (18°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Toulouse.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nightlife

Side Trip

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Toulouse, France

— 3 nights

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Change things up with these side-trips from Toulouse: Villemoustaussou (Winemaker Workshops & O'Vineyards). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin, stop by Delices de Tunis, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Perdu, and take a spin around town with Le Petit Cyclo.

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Drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Toulouse in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Toulouse can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Toulouse

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

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Fly from Toulouse to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Toulouse to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toulouse in November, expect Lisbon to be a bit warmer, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Shopping · Tours · Historic Sites
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Sintra, Portugal

— 3 nights
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at Parque de Monserrate. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, pause for some photo ops at Penedo de Adrenunes, look for gifts at H'art Portugal, and admire the striking features of Park and National Palace of Pena.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sintra online travel planner.

Sintra is just a short distance from Lisbon. In November in Sintra, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sintra

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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.

Lisbon District travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Castles · Aquariums
Lisbon District contains a coastline that stretches for over 320 km (200 mi), so it shouldn't come as a surprise that the region's art, cuisine, and architecture remain inextricably linked to the sea. Straddling seven hills on the edge of the Atlantic, the coastal city of Lisbon serves as the district's main holiday destination, drawing pleasure seekers with its old-fashioned hospitality, rich cultural scene, and vibrant nightlife. Further inland spreads the district's serene countryside, studded with quaint villages, monasteries, and wineries. The small town of Sintra, a standout among the district's notable places to visit, boasts a well-preserved Moorish castle and a lavish royal palace and gardens, former summer residence of Portuguese aristocrats.