12 days in France & Spain Itinerary

12 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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12 days in France & Spain Itinerary

Start: Bath, United Kingdom
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Calais, France
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Troyes, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Montbard, France
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Clermont-Ferrand, France
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
5
Pamplona, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
6
Soria, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Segovia, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
8
Avila, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Toledo, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Torrevieja, Spain
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
End: Bristol, United Kingdom


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Calais, France

Calais
Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Calais trip builder website .

Bath, UK to Calais is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Calais can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. You will leave for Le Bec-Hellouin on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Calais

Outdoors Parks Tours

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night
Troyes, France

Troyes ©
Many half-timbered houses from the 16th century remain in wonderful condition in the old town of Troyes.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Basilique Saint-Urbain as well as Eglise-Saint-Pantaleon. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise-Saint-Pantaleon, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Urbain.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Troyes tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Calais to Troyes takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Troyes, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for Montbard.

Things to do in Troyes

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Saint-Urbain ©
Basilique Saint-Urbain
Eglise-Saint-Pantaleon ©
Eglise-Saint-Pantaleon

1
night
Montbard, France

Montbard ©
Montbard is a commune and subprefecture of the Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgogne region in eastern France.Montbard is a small industrial town on the river Brenne. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Abbaye de Fontenay. On the 6th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Fontenay and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Ancy-le Franc.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Montbard road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Troyes to Montbard takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Clermont-Ferrand.

Things to do in Montbard

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Chateau Ancy-le Franc
Highlights from your plan
Abbaye de Fontenay ©
Abbaye de Fontenay
Chateau Ancy-le Franc ©
Chateau Ancy-le Franc

1
night
Clermont-Ferrand, France

Clermont-Ferrand ©
Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stroll through Puy-de-Dome Volcano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, and then don't miss a visit to Chateau de Murol.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Clermont-Ferrand road trip website .

You can drive from Montbard to Clermont-Ferrand in 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Pamplona.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chateau de Murol
Highlights from your plan
Puy-de-Dome Volcano ©
Puy-de-Dome Volcano
Chateau de Murol ©
Chateau de Murol

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Pamplona, Spain

Pamplona ©
Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Contrebia Leucade.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pamplona holiday planning site .

You can drive from Clermont-Ferrand to Pamplona in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, tram, flight, and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Soria.

Things to do in Pamplona

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Contrebia Leucade
Highlights from your plan
Contrebia Leucade ©
Contrebia Leucade

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Soria, Spain

Soria ©
Soria is a city in north-central Spain, the capital of the province of Soria in the autonomous community of Castile and León. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ermita de San Saturio and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santo Domingo.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Soria trip builder .

Getting from Pamplona to Soria by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Segovia.

Things to do in Soria

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ermita de San Saturio ©
Ermita de San Saturio
Iglesia de Santo Domingo ©
Iglesia de Santo Domingo

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Segovia, Spain

Segovia ©
As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): wander the streets of Old City, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Segovia, and then admire the striking features of Alcazar de Segovia.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Segovia online itinerary planner .

Getting from Soria to Segovia by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Segovia are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Avila.

Things to do in Segovia

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia
Old City ©
Old City

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Avila, Spain

Avila ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of San Segundo, then explore the ancient world of The Walls of Avila, and then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Avila.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Avila trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Segovia to Avila in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Segovia in January, plan for little chillier nights in Avila, with lows around 0°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Avila

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Cathedral of Avila ©
Cathedral of Avila
Chapel of San Segundo ©
Chapel of San Segundo

1
night
Toledo, Spain

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
You've now added Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito to your itinerary.

To plan Toledo vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Avila to Toledo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Toledo are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for Torrevieja.

Things to do in Toledo

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito ©
Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito

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nights
Torrevieja, Spain

Torrevieja ©
Torrevieja is a seaside city and municipality located on the Costa Blanca in the province of Alacant, in south Valencian Country. Change things up with a short trip to Museo Del Teatro Romano in Cartagena (about 58 minutes away).

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Torrevieja trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Toledo to Torrevieja takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, Torrevieja is somewhat warmer than Toledo - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. On the 16th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Torrevieja

Museums

Side Trip

Museo Del Teatro Romano
Highlights from your plan
Museo Del Teatro Romano ©
Museo Del Teatro Romano

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