16 days in Spain & Calais Itinerary

16 days in Spain & Calais Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Calais, France
— 4 nights
2
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 3 nights
3
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
4
Malaga, Spain
— 4 nights

4
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Forteresse de Mimoyecques and Chapelle Saint-Nicolas de l'hotel-Dieu. Get some cultural insight at Place d'Armes and Eglise Saint-Pierre. Change things up with these side-trips from Calais: Nampont St Martin Golf Club (in Nampont), Le Touquet Beach (in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage) and Parc du Marquenterre (in Saint-Quentin-en-Tourmont). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Cap Blanc-Nez, enjoy the sand and surf at Calais Beach, look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore, and pause for some serene contemplation at La chapelle des marins.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Calais trip itinerary planning tool.

London, UK to Calais is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Calais. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Calais

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Chapelle Saint-Nicolas de l'hotel-Dieu, La chapelle des marins, Nampont St Martin Golf Club, Le Touquet Beach, Parc du Marquenterre
Highlights from your plan
Cap Blanc-Nez ©
Cap Blanc-Nez
Le Touquet Beach ©
Le Touquet Beach
Parc du Marquenterre ©
Parc du Marquenterre

3
nights
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parte Vieja and Castillo de la Mota. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monte Urgull and Historic Center of Hondarribia. There's lots more to do: stroll through Zurriola Beach, explore the striking landscape at Basque Coast Geopark, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and cool off at Ondarreta Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Calais to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Calais in July, with highs in San Sebastian - Donostia at 29°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Historic Center of Hondarribia
Highlights from your plan
Zurriola Beach ©
Zurriola Beach
Wine Tours & Tastings
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Plaza de España and Centro Historico de Sevilla. Visit Royal Alcázar of Seville and Iglesia Colegial del Salvador for their historical value. The adventure continues: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Cruz, and admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville online journey planner.

You can fly from San Sebastian - Donostia to Seville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in August, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Centro Historico de Sevilla ©
Centro Historico de Sevilla
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Get outdoors at Fundación Cueva de Nerja and Papagayo Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Castillo de Gibralfaro and Wine Tours & Tastings. Change things up with these side-trips from Malaga: Benalmadena (Butterfly Park of Benalmadena & Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village)) and Nerja (Río Chíllar & Balcony of Europe). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Automobile and Fashion Museum, explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, explore the world behind art at Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga, and take a leisurely stroll along Puerto de Málaga.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Malaga trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Seville to Malaga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Nerja, Benalmadena
Highlights from your plan
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum
Wine Tours & Tastings
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro

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