16 days in France & Portugal Itinerary

16 days in France & Portugal Itinerary

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16 days in France & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Bayeux, France
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  9 h
3
Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Singapore, Singapore

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris trip app .

Singapore, Singapore to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Central European Time is minus 7 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in May, with highs in Paris at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial de Caen. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Church of Angoville-Au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bayeux vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bayeux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bayeux are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Pointe du Hoc, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, Church of Angoville-Au-Plain
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery

2
nights
Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ponta Da Piedale and Speed Boats Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Falesia Beach and Praia da Marinha. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres), Praia dos Olhos de Água (in Olhos de Agua) and Algarve (in Silves). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Camilo.

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You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Bayeux to Lagos in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bayeux in May, expect Lagos to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Algarve, Praia da Marinha, Praia da Luz, Cape Saint Vincent
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Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Popular historic sites such as Quinta da Regaleira and Park and National Palace of Pena are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Rossio Square. Venture out of the city with trips to Convent of Christ (in Tomar) and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower and wander the streets of Alfama.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Lisbon tour planner.

You can drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Lagos in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Lisbon. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Sintra, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Pierini Verre contemporain. Do your shopping at La Croisette and Rue d'Antibes. Step out of Nice to go to St-Paul-de-Vence and see Saint-Paul de Vence, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Nice by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Nice, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Lisbon in May, plan for slightly colder days in Nice, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Cannes, Eglise, Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI, Saint-Paul de Vence, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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