17 days in France & Spain Itinerary

17 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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17 days in France & Spain Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia, United States
Fly:  12 h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
2
Bandol, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
La Croix-Valmer, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Antibes, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
8
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Philadelphia, 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online travel route planner .

Philadelphia, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Paris is little chillier than Philadelphia - with highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Bandol.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
nights
Bandol, France

Bandol is a commune in Var department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, southeastern France. On the 2nd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, then identify plant and animal life at La Route du Sel, then explore the striking landscape at La Calanque de Figuerolles, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Sentier Littoral, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then kick back and relax at Bestouan Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Plage du Corton.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bandol trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Paris to Bandol takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in June; daily highs in Bandol reach 82°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to La Croix-Valmer.

Things to do in Bandol

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cassis, La Route du Sel, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Sentier Jean Francois Jube, La Calanque de Figuerolles
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
La Croix-Valmer, France

La Croix-Valmer ©
La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. On the 4th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Domaine Sainte Marie, get interesting insight from Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Cap Lardier, then stroll through Heraclee Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Sylvabelle. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Plage du Debarquement, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Vergeron, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Gigaro, and finally kick back and relax at Plage des Marines.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the La Croix-Valmer journey planner .

You can drive from Bandol to La Croix-Valmer in 1.5 hours. June in La Croix-Valmer sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Antibes.

Things to do in La Croix-Valmer

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Plage des Marines
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage du Debarquement ©
Plage du Debarquement

2
nights
Antibes, France

Antibes ©
The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands, browse the exhibits of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, and then wander the streets of La Croisette. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Antibes day trip site .

Traveling by car from La Croix-Valmer to Antibes takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from La Croix-Valmer in June, plan for slightly colder days in Antibes, with highs around 76°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Antibes

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cannes, Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague, Swim with Dolphins, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
Highlights from your plan
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stroll around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Antibes to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. June in Barcelona sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Wildlife Transportation
Highlights from your plan
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin, steep yourself in history at Monasterio Cartuja, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, then don't miss a visit to Court of the Lions, and finally admire the striking features of Alhambra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada, explore the world behind art at Monasterio de la Concepcion, then take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, then explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada trip app .

You can fly from Barcelona to Granada in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in June, expect nights in Granada to be little chillier, around 61°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 86°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, then contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Seville trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

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

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 13th (Sat), walk around Casa de Campo, then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and finally examine the collection at Prado National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Parque del Retiro, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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