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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien and then admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Villandry.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Tours planning app.

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 in Tours, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites Parks

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Chateau de Villandry
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Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien ©
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien

2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Tour Pey-Berland, don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux day trip website.

You can take a train from Tours to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Hondarribia.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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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. When in Hondarribia, make a side trip to see Museo de las Brujas de Zugarramurdi in Zugarramurdi, approximately Zugarramurdi away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Historic Center of Hondarribia, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jaizkibel, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia parroquial de Santa Maria de la Asuncion y del Manzano.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hondarribia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Hondarribia takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bilbao.

Things to do in Hondarribia

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Museo de las Brujas de Zugarramurdi
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Higer Lighthouse ©
Higer Lighthouse
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Playa de Hondarribia ©
Playa de Hondarribia

2
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Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): make a trip to Vizcaya Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Casco Viejo and then take in the dramatic natural features at San Juan de Gaztelugatxe.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bilbao online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hondarribia to Bilbao takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Bilbao can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Santander.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Vizcaya Bridge, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe ©
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peninsula of Magdalena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de El Puntal, stroll through Playa Primera de El Sardinero, thenadmire the natural beauty at Jardines de Piquio, thenexplore the historical opulence of Palacio de La Magdalena, and finally head off the coast to Mouro Island.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santander tour app.

You can drive from Bilbao to Santander in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bilbao in August, expect nights in Santander to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Santander

Parks Nature Beaches
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Peninsula of Magdalena ©
Peninsula of Magdalena
Palacio de La Magdalena ©
Palacio de La Magdalena
Playa Primera de El Sardinero ©
Playa Primera de El Sardinero

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Peine del Viento, thentake in the awesome beauty at Monte Igueldo, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): stroll through La Concha Beach, make a trip to Plaza de la Constitucion, wander the streets of Parte Vieja, thenlook for gifts at Ganbara, thentake in the awesome beauty at Monte Urgull, and finally steep yourself in history at Castillo de la Mota.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Santander to San Sebastian - Donostia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to 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 Tours Nature
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Food Tours
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium La Rochelle, thendon't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle, thenlook for gifts at Cognac Only, and finally explore the activities along Vieux Port.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the La Rochelle journey maker tool.

You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to La Rochelle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in La Rochelle can reach °C, while at night they dip to °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 Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Vieux Port
Vieux Port
Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle
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.
On the 14th (Fri), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, appreciate the history behind Place Jeanne d'Arc, thenlearn about winemaking at Chateau du Petit Thouars, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chinon journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Chinon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Chinon, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Chinon

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale, Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine, Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau
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Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine ©
Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau ©
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau
Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale ©
Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale

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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): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge, and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rouen online travel planner.

Getting from Chinon to Rouen by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Rouen

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

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