33 days in France & Spain Itinerary

33 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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33 days in France & Spain Itinerary

Start: Quebec City, Canada
Fly:  12​h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Bordeaux, France
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Biarritz, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Bilbao, Spain
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Portilla, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Aguilar del Rio Alhama, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
8
Pamplona, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Lourdes, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Rocamadour, France
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Tours, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Orleans, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h
End: Quebec City, Canada


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3
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.
Visiting Île de la Cité and Seine River will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Palace of Versailles and Musee d'Orsay capture your imagination. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Chateau de Pierrefonds (in Pierrefonds) and La Hotte du Diable (in Coincy). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, take a stroll through Trocadero, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker website .

Quebec City, Canada to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, La Hotte du Diable, Chateau de Pierrefonds
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

9
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.
Do your shopping at Mornac sur seudre and Atelier-Brocante de la Minoterie. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Banc D'arguin and La Grande Cote. Get out of town with these interesting Bordeaux side-trips: Citadelle de Blaye (in Blaye), Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich) and Observatoire Sainte-Cecile (in Arcachon). Dedicate the 8th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Chateau de Bridoire, enjoy the sea views from Phare de la Coubre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean, and see the interesting displays at Ecomuseum Marquèze.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bordeaux road trip planning site .

Take a train from Paris to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, Lege-Cap-Ferret, Royan, Ecomuseum Marquèze, Chateau de Cazeneuve
Highlights from your plan
Dune du Pilat
Dune du Pilat
Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
Le Phare du Cap Ferret ©
Le Phare du Cap Ferret

3
nights
Biarritz, France

Biarritz ©
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
On the 12th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Notre-Dame du Rocher - Église Sainte-Eugenie, kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques, and then browse the fresh offerings at Les Halles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Basque Museum (Musee Basque), look for gifts at L'Atelier du Piment, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally stroll through Plage d'Hendaye.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Biarritz journey builder .

Drive from Bordeaux to Biarritz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bordeaux in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Biarritz, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Hendaye, Adrenaline Parc, Eglise Saint-Pierre, L'Atelier du Piment
Highlights from your plan
Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
nights
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Museo del Ferrocarril and Santuario de Aranzazu. Get some historical perspective at Iglesia de San Salvador and Iglesia de San Vicente. Venture out of the city with trips to Parroquia de San Martin de Tours (in Urretxu), Zumaia (Ermita de San Telmo & Playa de Itzurun) and Playa de Hondarribia (in Hondarribia). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Urgull, enjoy the sand and surf at Zurriola Beach, wander the streets of Parte Vieja, and engage your brain at Eureka! Zientzia Museoa.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Sebastian - Donostia using our trip planner.

You can drive from Biarritz to San Sebastian - Donostia in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hondarribia, Zumaia, Iglesia de San Salvador, Santuario de Aranzazu, Museo del Ferrocarril
Highlights from your plan
Zurriola Beach ©
Zurriola Beach
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja
Monte Urgull ©
Monte Urgull

1
day
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): indulge your taste buds at La Ribera Market, get engrossed in the history at Euskal Museoa Bilbao Museo Vasco, then wander the streets of Casco Viejo, then explore the world behind art at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bilbao online trip planner .

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. June in Bilbao sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Portilla.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

2
nights
Portilla, Spain

Portilla ©
Portilla is a municipality located in the province of Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santo Tomas.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Portilla visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bilbao to Portilla. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Portilla when traveling from Bilbao in June, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Aguilar del Rio Alhama.

Things to do in Portilla

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Monasterio de Nuestra Senora de la Piedad, Bodega Conde de los Andes, Cascada de El Penon, Church of Santo Tomas, Bodegas Riojanas
Highlights from your plan
Bodegas Riojanas ©
Bodegas Riojanas
Ermita de Santa Maria de la Hoz ©
Ermita de Santa Maria de la Hoz
Bodega Conde de los Andes ©
Bodega Conde de los Andes

few
hours
Aguilar del Rio Alhama, Spain

Aguilar del Rio Alhama ©
For ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Aguilar del Rio Alhama trip itinerary builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Portilla to Aguilar del Rio Alhama. When traveling from Portilla in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Aguilar del Rio Alhama: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 16°C at night. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pamplona.

Things to do in Aguilar del Rio Alhama

Trails Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Camino Verde del Alhama Cervera del Rio Alhama
Highlights from your plan
Contrebia Leucade ©
Contrebia Leucade

2
nights
Pamplona, Spain

Pamplona ©
Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Fortress and Walls of Pamplona and then admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia-Fortaleza de Santa Maria de Ujue.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Pamplona travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Aguilar del Rio Alhama to Pamplona. In June, daily temperatures in Pamplona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port.

Things to do in Pamplona

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Olite, Iglesia-Fortaleza de Santa Maria de Ujue, Iglesia de Sta. Maria de Eunate, Foz de Arbayun, Bodegas Pago de Larrainzar
Highlights from your plan
Palacio Real de Olite ©
Palacio Real de Olite
Iglesia de Sta. Maria de Eunate ©
Iglesia de Sta. Maria de Eunate
Iglesia de Santa Maria la Real ©
Iglesia de Santa Maria la Real

1
night
Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France close to Ostabat in the Pyrenean foothills. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Prison des eveques, then stop by Poterie Goicoechea, then get outside with Arteka, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port trip maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pamplona to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Mon) before leaving for Lourdes.

Things to do in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Bidarray, La Cave d'Irouleguy, Poterie Goicoechea
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Prison des eveques ©
Prison des eveques
La Cave d'Irouleguy ©
La Cave d'Irouleguy

3
nights
Lourdes, France

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Get outdoors at Pont d'Espagne and Chemin des Cascades. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pic Du Midi and Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix. Change things up with these side-trips from Lourdes: Acumpanyat bureau montagne (in Cauterets) and Gouffre D'Esparros (in Esparros). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Crypte de la Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception., and step into the grandiose world of Chateau Fort of Lourdes.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lourdes road trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Lourdes. June in Lourdes sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Lourdes

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cauterets, Gouffre D'Esparros, Pic Du Midi, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Fort of Lourdes ©
Chateau Fort of Lourdes
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes ©
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes
Pont d'Espagne ©
Pont d'Espagne

1
night
Rocamadour, France

Rocamadour ©
Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Cite Religieuse, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Montal, Head underground at Gouffre de Padirac, then Head underground at Grottes de Lacave, then experience rural life at La Ferme de Vigne Haute, and finally identify plant and animal life at La Foret des Singes.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rocamadour road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Lourdes to Rocamadour takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Rocamadour are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tours.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gouffre de Padirac, La Ferme de Vigne Haute, Autoire Valley, Grotte du Pech-Merle, Chateau de Montal
Highlights from your plan
Grotte du Pech-Merle ©
Grotte du Pech-Merle
Gouffre de Padirac ©
Gouffre de Padirac
Grottes de Lacave ©
Grottes de Lacave

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.
On the 28th (Fri), browse the different shops at Les Halles.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tours trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Rocamadour to Tours in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or take a train. June in Tours sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Orleans.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Azay-le-Rideau, La Forteresse de Montbazon, Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais
Highlights from your plan
Château de l'Islette ©
Château de l'Islette
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau ©
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau
Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais ©

1
night
Orleans, France

Orleans
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Orleans trip maker .

Getting from Tours to Orleans by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Orleans, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 30th (Sun), you'll travel to Paris.

Things to do in Orleans

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

1
night
Paris, France

Paris
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): wander the streets of Ile Saint-Louis, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Le Parc des Felins, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau).

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip app .

Traveling by train from Orleans to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Parc des Felins, Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau)
Highlights from your plan
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis
Sainte-Chapelle ©
Sainte-Chapelle

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