13 days in Spain, Utrecht & Bordeaux Itinerary

13 days in Spain, Utrecht & Bordeaux Itinerary

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train to Denfert Rochereau, Train to Bordeaux
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Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
Train to S.Juan De Luz, Bus to Pamplona
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Pamplona, Spain
— 7 nights
Train
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Malaga, Spain
— 1 day

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Utrecht, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Delft (City Hall & Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (in Rotterdam) and The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), &more).

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Utrecht trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Maastricht Aachen Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Utrecht

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bordeaux, France

— 1 night

The Port of the Moon

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 26th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Chateau Cantenac, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion, then do a tasting at Chateau de Reignac, and finally admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Place du Parlement, make a trip to The Water Mirror, then make a trip to Place de la Bourse, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bordeaux trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Utrecht to Bordeaux takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Utrecht in July: highs in Bordeaux hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pamplona.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Pamplona, Spain

— 7 nights
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Pamplona: Calle del Laurel (in Logrono), Bilbao (La Ribera Market, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, &more) and Palacio Real de Olite (in Olite). Dedicate the 3rd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: deepen your knowledge of military history at Fortress and Walls of Pamplona, make a trip to Ayuntamiento de Pamplona, admire the natural beauty at Parque de La Taconera, and appreciate the history behind Monumento al Encierro.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Pamplona road trip planner.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Pamplona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Pamplona sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Malaga.

Things to do in Pamplona

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Malaga, Spain

— 1 day

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Malaga travel route builder site.

Getting from Pamplona to Malaga by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Pamplona in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Malaga, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Outdoors · Tours

Spain travel guide

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Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.