18 days in Spain, Paris & Bordeaux Itinerary

18 days in Spain, Paris & Bordeaux Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Paris, France

— 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, shop like a local with Le Marais, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris tour itinerary planning site.

Seattle, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Paris is 9 hours. In June, daytime highs in Paris are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Bordeaux, France

— 2 nights

The Port of the Moon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): head outdoors with Libr'et'sens, make a trip to The Water Mirror, explore the world behind art at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Pont de Pierre, do a tasting at Chateau de Reignac, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion, then enjoy breathtaking views from Clocher de l'Eglise Monolithe, then do a tasting at Chateau Cantenac, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Ecosite du Bourgailh.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bordeaux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Visiting Picnic Madrid and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. Venture out of the city with trips to La Bola del Mundo (in Guadarrama) and Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, Catedral Primada, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Madrid road trip planner.

Getting from Bordeaux to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Bordeaux in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Seville, Spain

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, and finally wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): catch a live event at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Seville trip tool.

Fly from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Seville, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Granada, Spain

— 3 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Relax by the water at Burriana Beach and Capistrano Playa. Get in touch with nature at Papagayo Beach and Fundación Cueva de Nerja. Explore Granada's surroundings by going to Nerja (Church of El Salvador, Nerja Market, &more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, relax in sumptuous surroundings at Hammam Al Andalus Granada, admire the natural beauty at Generalife, and get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada trip app.

You can drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Platja mar menuda and Great Beach. Get outdoors at Playa Santa Maria de Llorell and Fenals Beach. Step out of Barcelona to go to Tossa de Mar and see Museu Municipal de Tossa de Mar, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, and browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Granada to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Granada in June, plan for slightly colder days in Barcelona, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trips

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Architectural Buildings · 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.