18 days in France & Spain Itinerary

18 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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18 days in France & Spain Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Avignon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City, United States


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2
nights
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.
Attractions like Musee Jacquemart-Andre and Montparnasse Tower make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip builder tool .

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Paris. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Montparnasse Tower ©
Montparnasse Tower
Musee Jacquemart-Andre ©
Musee Jacquemart-Andre

2
nights
Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Le Parc Alexis Gruss, then take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, and then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Musee Calvet, explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, and then catch a live event at Arenes de Nimes.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon visit planner.

Take a train from Paris to Avignon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December in Avignon, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Avignon

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Parc Alexis Gruss, Carrieres des Lumieres, Arenes de Nimes
Highlights from your plan
Le Parc Alexis Gruss ©
Le Parc Alexis Gruss
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planner .

Traveling by car from Avignon to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Avignon in December, with highs in Nice at 58°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Classes
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Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Place Massena ©
Place Massena

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Museu Maritim de Barcelona.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner .

Fly from Nice to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in December, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Bring the kids along to Royal Palace of Madrid and Zoo Aquarium de Madrid. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, look for gifts at Desperate Literature, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Madrid online trip maker .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in December; daily highs in Madrid reach 54°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Zoo Aquarium de Madrid ©
Zoo Aquarium de Madrid
Casa de Campo ©
Casa de Campo

2
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, don't miss a visit to Torre del Oro, then browse the exhibits of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, then admire the striking features of Costurero de la Reina, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally admire the striking features of Metropol Parasol.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville trip planner .

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, expect Seville to be a bit warmer, temps between 61°F and 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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