17 days in France & Spain Itinerary

17 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tours, France
— 1 night
2
Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
3
Hondarribia, Spain
— 3 nights
4
Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
5
Santander, Spain
— 2 nights
6
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
7
La Rochelle, France
— 1 night
8
Chinon, France
— 2 nights
9
Rouen, France
— 1 night


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1
night
Tours, France

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tours trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Brussels, Belgium to Tours is an approximately 5-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Chenonceau, Chateau Royal d'Amboise
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Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien ©
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien

2
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Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
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 2nd (Sun), make a trip to Place Parlement, thenmake a trip to The Water Mirror, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bordeaux online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Tours to Bordeaux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Bordeaux sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hondarribia.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites
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Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
The Water Mirror ©
The Water Mirror
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral

3
nights
Hondarribia, Spain

Hondarribia ©
Hondarribia is a town situated on the west shore of Bidasoa river's mouth, in Gipuzkoa, in Basque Country, Spain.The border town is sited on a little promontory facing Hendaye over the Txingudi bay. Explore Hondarribia's surroundings by going to Cuevas de Urdazubi Urdax (in Urdazubi-Urdax) and Zugarramurdi (Museo de las Brujas de Zugarramurdi & Cuevas de Zugarramurdi). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Center of Hondarribia, make a trip to Calle San Pedro, enjoy the sea views from Higer Lighthouse, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jaizkibel.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hondarribia trip planner.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Hondarribia in 3 hours. In August in Hondarribia, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bilbao.

Things to do in Hondarribia

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Zugarramurdi, Cuevas de Urdazubi Urdax
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Playa de Hondarribia ©
Playa de Hondarribia
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Baluarte de la Reina ©
Baluarte de la Reina

2
nights
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
On the 6th (Thu), take a stroll through Casco Viejo and then explore the striking landscape at San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. On your second day here, savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

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You can drive from Hondarribia to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Bilbao sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Santander.

Things to do in Bilbao

Tours Wineries Nature

Side Trip

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
Highlights from your plan
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Wine Tours & Tastings
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

2
nights
Santander, Spain

Santander ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peninsula of Magdalena.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Santander road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bilbao to Santander takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Bilbao in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Santander, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Santander

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno
Highlights from your plan
Peninsula of Magdalena ©
Peninsula of Magdalena
Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno ©
Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno

2
nights
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stroll through Monte Urgull, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de la Mota, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion, thenvisit Parte Vieja, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): make a trip to Peine del Viento, thentake in the awesome beauty at Monte Igueldo, thenkick back and relax at Ondarreta Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Sebastian - Donostia journey planner.

You can drive from Santander to San Sebastian - Donostia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in San Sebastian - Donostia, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja

1
night
La Rochelle, France

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): make a trip to Towers of La Rochelle, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium La Rochelle, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines, thendon't miss a visit to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re, and finally stop by Les Papas Confituriers.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our La Rochelle trip planning app.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to La Rochelle by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Chinon.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint Martin de Re, Phare des Baleines
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle
Vieux Port
Vieux Port
Towers of La Rochelle ©
Towers of La Rochelle

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Chinon, France

Chinon ©
On the banks of the Vienne River, Chinon offers access to a rich wine area in the Loire Valley.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Château de l'Islette, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, and then contemplate the long history of Chapelle Sainte Radegonde.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chinon driving holiday planner.

You can drive from La Rochelle to Chinon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Chinon are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Chinon

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Azay-le-Rideau, Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine
Highlights from your plan
Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine ©
Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau ©
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau
Château de l'Islette ©
Château de l'Islette

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Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, thenpause for some photo ops at Gros-Horloge, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rouen online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Chinon to Rouen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Gros-Horloge ©
Gros-Horloge

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