28 days in Spain & France Itinerary

28 days in Spain & France Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Mareuil-sur-Ay, France
— 16 nights
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Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip maker tool.

Adelaide, Australia to Madrid is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Traveling from Adelaide to Madrid, you'll gain 8.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Adelaide in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to fly to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Seville, Spain

— 3 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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, stop by Barrio Santa Cruz, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and walk around Parque de Maria Luisa.

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Traveling by flight from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Seville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Parks

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.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parc Guell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Batllo, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

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Fly from Seville to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Seville in May, plan for little chillier days in Barcelona, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mareuil-sur-Ay.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Mareuil-sur-Ay, France

— 16 nights
Mareuil-sur-Ay is a former commune in the Marne department in north-eastern France. Step out of Mareuil-sur-Ay with an excursion to Champagne Lelarge-Pugeot in Vrigny--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Champagne DOMI, shop like a local with Cite du Champagne, and stroll through Champagne Route (Route Touristique du Champagne).

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mareuil-sur-Ay vacation planning site.

Explore your travel options from Barcelona to Mareuil-sur-Ay with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in May; daily highs in Mareuil-sur-Ay reach 21°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Mareuil-sur-Ay

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Paris, France

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.
On the 30th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum and then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

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Traveling by car from Mareuil-sur-Ay to Paris takes 2 hours. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites

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.

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.