24 days in Portugal, Paris & Madrid Itinerary

24 days in Portugal, Paris & Madrid Itinerary

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24 days in Portugal, Paris & Madrid Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  10​h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
5
Sintra, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Fatima, Portugal
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
7
Coimbra, Portugal
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
8
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

6
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You've now added Se de Lisboa ( Igreja de Santa Maria Maior ) to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) and Belém Tower. We've also included these beaches for you: Praia da Samoqueira and Ilha do Pessegueiro. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Saki (in Santo Andre), Museu Municipal de Ferreira do Alentejo (in Ferreira do Alentejo) and Centro Historico de Evora (in Evora). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, steep yourself in history at Miradouro da Graca, take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and tour the water at your own pace with Setubal Alive.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon online trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Western European Time (WET) is 3 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, expect Lisbon to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Evora, Porto Covo, Museu Municipal de Ferreira do Alentejo, Saki, Setubal Alive
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Champs-Elysees and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Visiting Île de la Cité and Seine River will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Sulpice, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

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You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Paris is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in August; daily highs in Paris reach 29°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Chateau de Fontainebleau
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Musee Rodin ©
Musee Rodin
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Escape the urban bustle at Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park and Retiro Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Walls of Avila and Catedral de Segovia. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Parque Natural Hayedo de Tejera Negra (in Cantalojas), Alcazar de Segovia (in Segovia) and Avila (Cathedral of Avila & The Four Posts). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, and view the masterpieces at Rio Creative Art Center.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Paris to Madrid in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Madrid: highs are around 39°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Avila, Segovia, Parque Natural Hayedo de Tejera Negra, Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park, Chorrera de los Litueros
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Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park ©
Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade, admire the masterpieces at Museu Colecao Berardo, then take a stroll through Bairro Alto, and finally wander the streets of Chiado.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon day trip app .

Fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Madrid in August, you will find days in Lisbon are little chillier (35°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Chiado ©
Chiado
Museu Colecao Berardo ©
Museu Colecao Berardo
Bairro Alto ©
Bairro Alto

2
nights
Sintra, Portugal

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Get some historical perspective at Cabo da Roca and Centro Historico de Sintra. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Guincho Beach and Sintra National Palace. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Boca do Inferno, kick back and relax at Adraga Beach, admire the striking features of Monserrate Palace, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da ursa.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sintra holiday maker tool .

Sintra is just a short distance from Lisbon. In August, daytime highs in Sintra are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fatima.

Things to do in Sintra

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cascais, Praia da Adraga, Cabo da Roca
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Praia da ursa ©
Praia da ursa
Palacio Nacional de Sintra ©
Palacio Nacional de Sintra
Guincho Beach ©
Guincho Beach

1
night
Fatima, Portugal

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batalha Monastery and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela Das Aparicoes.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Fatima day trip planner.

You can drive from Sintra to Fatima in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sintra in August, expect nights in Fatima to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for Coimbra.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Batalha Monastery
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Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
Basilica da Santissima Trindade ©
Basilica da Santissima Trindade
Capela Das Aparicoes ©
Capela Das Aparicoes

2
nights
Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Portugal dos Pequenitos, stroll through Praia da Barra, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Montemor o Velho, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of St Michael. On your second day here, hike along Praia Fluvial de Loriga and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Coimbra driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Fatima to Coimbra in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Castelo de Montemor o Velho, Praia Fluvial de Loriga, Praia da Barra, Aldeia do Talasnal
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Castelo de Montemor o Velho ©
Castelo de Montemor o Velho
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra
Aldeia do Talasnal ©
Aldeia do Talasnal

1
night
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo and then steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Porto trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Coimbra to Porto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Porto, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Shopping
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Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Igreja do Carmo ©
Igreja do Carmo

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