17 days in France & Spain Itinerary

17 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Rennes, France
— 11 nights
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Seville, Spain
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Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Paris day trip planning site.

Kelowna, Canada to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Rennes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Rennes, France

— 11 nights
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rennes: Nantes (Les Machines de L'ile & Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne), Mont-Saint-Michel (Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel & Mont Saint-Michel) and Bayeux ( Bayeux War Cemetery & Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Carnac stones, make a trip to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, contemplate the long history of Couvent des Jacobins, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Toussaints.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rennes road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Rennes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Seville.

Things to do in Rennes

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Seville, Spain

— 1 day

City of Towers

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 13th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, and finally steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Seville trip planning website.

You can fly from Rennes to Seville in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rennes in July: high temperatures in Seville hover around 38°C and lows are around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.

Brittany travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas · Specialty Museums
Known for its large number of megaliths, which simply means "big rocks," Brittany is famous for its 2,860 km (1,780 mi) of coastline and for its prehistoric menhirs (standing stones) and dolmens (stone tables)--sites that were used for burials and worship. You can see a large variety of seabirds while sightseeing along the ocean, as the region is home to colonies of cormorants, gulls, razorbills, northern gannets, common murres, and Atlantic puffins. The waters of Brittany attract marine animals, including basking sharks, grey seals, leatherback turtles, dolphins, porpoises, jellyfish, crabs, and lobsters. Brittany is widely known for the Breton horse, a local breed of draft horse, and for the Brittany gun dog. The region also has its own breeds of cattle that you can witness at area farms and open-air museums, some of which are on the brink of extinction: the Bretonne pie noir, the Froment du Léon, the Armoricann, and the Nantaise. The region has plenty of places to visit, namely a huge quantity of medieval buildings, including numerous Romanesque and Gothic churches, castles, and the iconic half-timbered houses visible in many villages, towns, and cities.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
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.