11 days in Spain, France & Amsterdam Itinerary

11 days in Spain, France & Amsterdam Itinerary

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11 days in Spain, France & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Marbella, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cognac, France
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
End: Amsterdam, Holland


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2
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 10th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Plaza Alfonso El Magnanimo, admire the striking features of Edificio de La Union y El Fenix, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia del Pilar. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museo del Naipe, perfect your strike at Emotion Park, then steep yourself in history at Torre del Rey, and finally examine the collection at Museo de las Villas Romanas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Valencia trip itinerary planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Valencia is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, Valencia is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Marbella.

Things to do in Valencia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Oropesa Del Mar, Museo de Las Villas Romanas
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Antiguo Almacen de Dientes ©
Antiguo Almacen de Dientes
Museo del Naipe ©
Museo del Naipe
Emotion Park ©
Emotion Park

2
nights
Marbella, Spain

Marbella ©
Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, make a trip to Centro Historico de Estepona, don't miss a visit to Arco de Felipe V, steep yourself in history at Puente Viejo, then do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Ntra. Sra. de la Paz. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum, make a trip to Plaza de la Constitucion Malaga, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida del Mar, and finally make a trip to Fuente de la Virgen del Rocio.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Marbella trip builder tool .

Getting from Valencia to Marbella by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Marbella

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Ronda, Malaga, Centro Historico de Estepona
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Avenida del Mar ©
Avenida del Mar
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum
Centro Historico de Estepona ©
Centro Historico de Estepona

1
night
Bordeaux, France

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 15th (Fri), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the local landmark of Monument aux Girondins, get your game on at Virtual Room Bordeaux, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion, then make a trip to Clocher de l'Eglise Monolithe, and finally engage your brain at Cap Sciences.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bordeaux road trip website .

You can fly from Marbella to Bordeaux in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Marbella in November, expect Bordeaux to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cognac.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Tours Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Saint-Emilion
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Cap Sciences ©
Cap Sciences
Monument aux Girondins ©
Monument aux Girondins

2
nights
Cognac, France

Cognac ©
Cognac is a commune in the Charente department in southwestern France. On the 17th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Eglise Saint-Denis, browse the fresh offerings at Marche couvert, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Leger, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Art and History, and finally examine the collection at Espace Decouverte en Pays du Cognac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at A. de Fussigny, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cognac Meukow, and then make a trip to Paleosite.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cognac online trip builder .

You can drive from Bordeaux to Cognac in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Cognac, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cognac

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paleosite, Eglise Saint-Denis
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Espace Decouverte en Pays du Cognac ©
Paleosite ©
Paleosite
Eglise Saint-Leger ©
Eglise Saint-Leger

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Dam Square, then have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along The Amstel, then hunt for treasures at Bloemenmarkt, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and finally have fun and explore at The Mouse Mansion - shop & studio.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cognac to Amsterdam. While traveling from Cognac, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Food Tours
The Amstel ©
The Amstel

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