20 days in France & Spain Itinerary

20 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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20 days in France & Spain Itinerary

Start: Beijing, China
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Nice, France
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Granada, Spain
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  6​h
7
Carcassonne, France
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Beijing, China


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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Musee Jacquemart-Andre as well as Musee des Arts et Metiers. For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Le Marais. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, don't miss a visit to La Madeleine, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris day trip app .

Beijing, China to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Beijing to Paris is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Beijing in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Paris, with lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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.
On the 6th (Thu), walk around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and finally take in the exciting artwork at En construccio.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona route planner .

Fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in February, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 58°F and 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

few
hours
Nice, France

Nice
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nice holiday app .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in February, and nighttime lows around 43°F. You'll set off for Granada on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Tours Parks

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alhambra and Alcazaba. Do your shopping at Nerja Book Centre and Nerja Market. Get out of town with these interesting Granada side-trips: Fundación Cueva de Nerja (in Nerja) and Malaga (Ifergan Collection, Mercado Central de Atarazanas, & more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, view the masterpieces at Milenium Gallery, look and learn at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias), and get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Fotografica.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Granada road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Nice to Granada takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Granada, with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Malaga, Nerja
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Generalife ©
Generalife

2
nights
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 13th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Un Gato en Bicicleta, then take in the exciting artwork at Delimbo, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, and finally stop by La Oleoteca de Sevilla.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Seville day trip website .

You can drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Granada in February, with highs in Seville at 60°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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.
Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Centro de Exposiciones Arte Canal. The adventure continues: walk around Parque del Retiro, get a taste of the local shopping with Barrio de Salamanca, make a trip to Gran Via, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Madrid road trip planning website .

Take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seville in February, expect Madrid to be little chillier, temps between 52°F and 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Madrid

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

3
nights
Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
On the 18th (Tue), stop by Jeff de Bruges Carcassonne, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then get to know the fascinating history of La Cite Medievale, and finally wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the design of Fountain of Neptune, browse the different shops at Les Halles de Narbonne, then view the masterpieces at Centre International du Photojournalisme, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Madrid to Carcassonne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in February, and nighttime lows around 38°F. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Centre International du Photojournalisme, Les Halles de Narbonne
Highlights from your plan
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

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