15 days in Barcelona, Paris & Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Barcelona, Paris & Portugal Itinerary

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15 days in Barcelona, Paris & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Mexico City, Mexico
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Mexico City, Mexico


3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Casa Batlló and Park Güell. Get some historical perspective at La Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: tour the water at your own pace with Sailing Experience Barcelona, examine the collection at Museu Frederic Marès, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, and look for gifts at Casa Gispert.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Barcelona is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Mexico City in April, you will find days in Barcelona are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Champs-Elysees and Arc de Triomphe. Visiting River Seine and Ile Saint-Louis will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and stroll the grounds of The Catacombs.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in April, with highs in Paris at 19°C and lows at 7°C. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
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 16th (Sun): kick back and relax at Praia da Luz, explore the activities along Rio Douro, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Bolhao, stop by Garrafeira do Carmo, then steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally look for gifts at Casa da Guitarra.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Porto vacation trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Porto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Porto, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Shopping Beaches
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Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Head to Feira da Ladra and Rossio Squarefor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belém Tower and Portugal Bike. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, wander the streets of Alfama, head outdoors with Lisbon by Boat, and explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. April in Lisbon sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Quinta da Regaleira, Portugal Bike
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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