17 days in Paris & Spain Itinerary

17 days in Paris & Spain Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Sierra Nevada National Park, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights

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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
Bring the kids along to Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris day trip planning app.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Paris. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Louvre Museum
4.6
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Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Paris
2.8

5
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Family-friendly places like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic will thrill your kids. Step out of Barcelona with an excursion to PortAventura in Salou--about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: walk around Parc Guell, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, ponder the design of The Magic Fountain, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona route planner.

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in December, with highs in Barcelona at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sierra Nevada National Park.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Parc Guell
4.1
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World heritage site
Casa Batllo
4.6

3
nights

Sierra Nevada National Park ©
Sierra Nevada Granada has been added to your itinerary.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sierra Nevada National Park online travel route planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Sierra Nevada National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Sierra Nevada National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. The adventure continues: stroll around Parque del Retiro, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Sierra Nevada National Park to Madrid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. December in Madrid sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
Royal Palace of Madrid
4.5

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