10 days in France & Spain Itinerary

10 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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10 days in France & Spain Itinerary

Start: Alexandria, Egypt
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
4
Ronda, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 45 min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Alexandria, Egypt


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2
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands, then shop like a local with Pierini Verre contemporain, and then take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and then take a stroll through La Croisette.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Cannes trip tool .

Alexandria, Egypt to Cannes is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Alexandria to Cannes due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Alexandria in December, expect Cannes to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Nice, Pierini Verre contemporain
Highlights from your plan
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

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.
On the 16th (Mon), wander the streets of Le Marais, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Île de la Cité, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, and finally steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Paris online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Cannes to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Cannes, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Seville trip website .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Seville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, expect Seville to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

1
night
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 19th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto, learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, shop like a local with Scott Simpson Fine Art, then take in the views from Puente Viejo, and finally ride a horse along Paddock Paradise Ronda.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ronda driving holiday planning site .

Getting from Seville to Ronda by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December in Ronda, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and finally see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Madrid journey planner .

Getting from Ronda to Madrid by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Madrid is a bit cooler than Ronda - with highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and then get a taste of the local shopping with En construccio.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip maker site .

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in December since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 7°C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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