33 days in France & Spain Itinerary

33 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 9 nights
2
Lyon, France
— 9 nights
3
Madrid, Spain
— 8 nights
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights


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9
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.
Head to Champs-Elysees and Compagnie des Indesfor plenty of shopping. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Le Marais, appreciate the extensive heritage of Latin Quarter, tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris road trip site.

Bangkok, Thailand to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in August, expect nights in Paris to be colder, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

9
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Head to Marche Aux Bouquinistes - Marche Aux Livres and Place Bellecourfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lyon: Cite du Chocolat Valrhona (in Tain-l'Hermitage), Annecy (Claude Louis Berthollet & Lake Annecy) and Cornas (Cave Dumien - Serrette & Domaine Alain Voge). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Distillerie du Vercors, kick back and relax at Plage de Chatillon, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plages de Saint Jorioz.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lyon road trip tool.

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Lyon are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You'll set off for Madrid on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Lyon

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Annecy, Cornas, Garden Golf de Mionnay, Golf Valence Saint-Didier, Distillerie du Vercors
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Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy
Domaine Philippe et Vincent Jaboulet ©
Domaine Philippe et Vincent Jaboulet
Domaine Alain Voge ©
Domaine Alain Voge

8
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Head to Mercado San Miguel and Bronze & Morafor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, Casco Historico de Toledo, &more) and Segovia (La Juderia, Old City, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, stroll around Parque del Retiro, relax and rejuvenate at Sizare Tu Centro de Belleza, and sample the tasty concoctions at Compania de Cervezas del Valle del Kahs.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Lyon to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Lyon, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 22°C. On the 5th (Sat), you're off to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Segovia, Toledo, Sizare Tu Centro de Belleza
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel

5
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.
Shop till you drop at La Boqueria and Passeig de Gracia. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, make a trip to Casa Batllo, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in September since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 21°C. On the 10th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

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