13 days in France, Burgos & Ponferrada Itinerary

13 days in France, Burgos & Ponferrada Itinerary

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13 days in France, Burgos & Ponferrada Itinerary

Start: Guadalajara, Mexico
Fly + Drive:  23​h 45​min
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Burgos, Italy
— Few hours
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14​h
2
Ponferrada, Spain
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
3
Marseille, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Guadalajara, Mexico

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Burgos, Italy

Burgos ©
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Burgos day trip planning site .

Guadalajara, Mexico to Burgos is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Guadalajara to Burgos. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Ponferrada.

Things to do in Burgos

Museums
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Museo dei Castelli di Sardegna ©
Museo dei Castelli di Sardegna

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Ponferrada, Spain

Ponferrada ©
Ponferrada is the capital city of El Bierzo in the Province of León, Spain. On the 10th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Andres, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de los Templarios, make a trip to Basilica Nuestra Senora de la Encina, then make a trip to Plaza Ayuntamiento, then don't miss a visit to Torre del Reloj, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Bierzo.

Planning Ponferrada trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Burgos to Ponferrada. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Ponferrada

Historic Sites Museums
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Castillo de los Templarios ©
Castillo de los Templarios
Basilica Nuestra Senora de la Encina ©
Iglesia de San Andres ©
Iglesia de San Andres

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Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Visiting Plage de Jean Blanc and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Cathédrale La Major will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: La Calanque de Figuerolles (in La Ciotat), Le Lavandou (Plage d'Aiguebelle, Grande Plage du Lavandou, & more) and Plage du Corton (in Cassis). There's lots more to do: tour the water at your own pace with Route du Sud, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Capelan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, and take a tour by water with Melee Voiles.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Marseille road trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ponferrada to Marseille. Traveling from Ponferrada in August, things will get a bit warmer in Marseille: highs are around 35°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, La Ciotat, Hyeres, Plage du Corton
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Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Plage d'Aiguebelle ©
Plage d'Aiguebelle

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Popular historic sites such as Palace of Versailles and Montmartre are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paris holiday maker app .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Marseille to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, Paris is slightly colder than Marseille - with highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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