14 days in France & Spain Itinerary

14 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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Fly to Bilbao, Bus to Santander
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Santander, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Elciego, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Biarritz, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Les Sables-d'Olonne, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint-Malo, France
— 1 night
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Caen, France
— 1 night
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Drive to Calais-Fréthun, Train to Folkestone, Drive to London

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Santander, Spain

Spain's Most Elegant City

Known for its prime north coast location and elegant city center, Santander remains the central destination for tourism and commerce in the whole Cantabrian region.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): have fun and explore at Prehistory and Archaeology Museum of Cantabria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ermita de la Virgen del Mar, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Primera de El Sardinero, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palacio de La Magdalena.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Santander trip planner.

London, UK to Santander is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Santander due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, Santander is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bilbao.

Things to do in Santander

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

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Bilbao, Spain

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
On the 24th (Thu), wander the streets of Casco Viejo, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

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Drive from Santander to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Santander in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bilbao: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Elciego.

Things to do in Bilbao

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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Elciego, Spain

Elciego is a town and municipality located at the southern end of the province of Álava, in the Basque Country, northern Spain.This town lies in the world-famous Rioja wine-production region, and is home to the architecturally cutting-edge Hotel Marqués de Riscal, opened in 2006, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry. On the 25th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia San Andres Apostol, do a tasting at Bodega Casa Primicia, learn about winemaking at Bodegas Fos, then learn about winemaking at Bodegas Marques de Riscal, and finally learn about winemaking at Bodegas Tritium.

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You can drive from Bilbao to Elciego in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Elciego

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
On the 26th (Sat), stroll through Monte Urgull, then visit Parte Vieja, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Igueldo, then don't miss a visit to Peine del Viento, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Elciego to San Sebastian - Donostia by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Elciego in September, plan for slightly colder days in San Sebastian - Donostia, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

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Biarritz, France

A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Phare de Biarritz, then kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques, then don't miss a visit to Rocher de la Vierge, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium de Biarritz.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Biarritz trip planner.

You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Biarritz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Biarritz are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Bordeaux, France

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 29th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, then make a trip to Place de la Bourse, and finally take in the views from Pont de Pierre.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Biarritz to Bordeaux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Les Sables-d'Olonne.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites

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Les Sables-d'Olonne, France

Les Sables-d'Olonne is a seaside town in western France, on the Atlantic Ocean. Les Sables-d'Olonne is known for zoos & aquariums, fun & games, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have fun at Vendee Evasion Parachutisme, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brasserie la Cabaude, get outside with Plage du Tanchet, and take in panoramic vistas at Prieure Saint Nicolas.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Les Sables-d'Olonne attractions planner.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Les Sables-d'Olonne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Les Sables-d'Olonne can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Les Sables-d'Olonne

Outdoors · Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites

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Saint-Malo, France

Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stroll through Plage du Sillon, don't miss a visit to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, then meet the residents at Grand Aquarium, and finally don't miss a visit to Centre Historique.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Malo travel route site.

Getting from Les Sables-d'Olonne to Saint-Malo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Saint-Malo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Caen.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Caen, France

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Dames. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Caen holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Saint-Malo to Caen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
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.

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.